The Dailies. October 9

The Dailies. October 9

Did you work on your language today? Create any new rules of grammar or syntax? New progress on a script? New words in your lexicon?

On the other hand, do any excavating or reading or enjoying stuff you’ve already created? Do you have any favorites to share?

How did you conlang today?


3 thoughts on “The Dailies. October 9

  1. Today I finally made the ordinal numbers. In Lortho, the cardinal numbers do not have assigned gender; however, the ordinal numbers as adjectives will assume the gender of the noun which they modify as any other adjective. The ordinal numbers are formed by adding the suffix -(i)m plus the gender.

    Here are a couple examples:

    ikhi [‘i.kʰi] one
    ikhim- [‘i.kʰim-] first
    efodho [ɛ.’fo.dʰo] (efodh-) v. to have, possess
    kanishu [kɑ.’ni.ʃu] n. fem. book, tome, novel

    efodh-in ikhi kanishu-me
    have-1MSG one book.F-ACC
    I have one (a) book.

    efodh-in ikhi-m-u kanishu-me
    have-1MSG one-ORD-F book.F-ACC
    I have (the) first book.

    It’s all coming along well methinks.

  2. Yesterday, hammering through a concept of the paradigm based on how many arguments, which one’s topic, etc., I finally came to the conclusion of how the impersonal is formed, that I still have to fully flesh out but which makes it a lot easier to deal with and makes sense of some of the conjugations I really wasn’t sure about before. Hoping to have an actual table or several to show for it in the next couple days, but work is being done!

    Oh, and also, trying to figure out pluralness to a degree. Modern Akachenti does not have grammatical number, but there are signs that pre-Modern Akachenti did. But it’s also based on the number two, which is not usual in natlangs from what I can tell. Three is more likely to create a plural than two. But there’s a separate word that is occasionally used to form a dual that means a couple or a pair, and also means again, also, etc. Which makes me wonder if there’s any way a word for three can become a word for two or if a plural affix of some kind could be extrapolated to mean two or any way for this to make sense at all.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.