The Dailies. December 2

The Dailies. December 2

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?


2 thoughts on “The Dailies. December 2

  1. I’ve been considering reducing the number of digraphs I have in Firen’s Latin orthography. Currently, the vowels are as follows:

    <u> /u/<o> /o/<ů> /ɵ/<a> /a/<e> /e/<i> /i/<ai> /aɪ/<ao> /aʊ/<ůṙ> /ɚ/<oṙ> /ɔ˞/<aṙ> /ɑɚ/

    I am considering replacing <ai> and <ao> with <y> and <w>, but I feel it may make it less obvious for little gain. What do you all think?

    Another idea I’ve had is replacing <ů> with <ø>, but in the past I decided that that was uglier/that <ů> was a major part of the ‘feel’ of Firen text. But I’ll happily take feedback on that, too.

    I don’t really know how to get rid of <ṙ>, but I kind of want to since it’s the cause of the most awkwardness. And it’s hard to write by hand. (A problem <ů> shares.) Perhaps a diacritic?

    1. Being less good with reading any of those vowels with diacritics correctly (when I really want to check pronunciation, I break out my IPA cheat sheet), I always vote whatever feels right and makes the most sense and is easiest for the person who’s going to be using it, usually the conlanger.

      Though I admit to making compromises on that position when I’m creating a conlang for use in fiction, even so, some sounds I know aren’t going to translate. Like my orthography for clicks in Akachenti.

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