The Dailies. April 15

The Dailies. April 15

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?


8 thoughts on “The Dailies. April 15

  1. So my huge contribution to my conlang was adding two names, Ejesate and Nahaves, and deciding that Veset meant Blade. Which makes me curious how I’m going to decline for blade class, as this is a language with a not small amount of declension + honorifics. Not to get sidetracked. It’s just a naming language. But.

    1. Blade has its own class, then?

      I think it’s so cool that you’re working so much on this naming language! I put some efforts into finding words in Lakespeech (language of the Lakefolk) that “sounded right together”, after I’d decided that in the city of Meren the words for the 110 months of the year are taken from Lakespeech. But I didn’t go into the grammatical structure at all, nor even really into phonology…

      1. Thank you!

        So the story’s about spaceships and A’tevh is a Blade Class spaceship, and there is no reason at all I needed to know how to say it in his language but I wanted to. Oh well. 🙂

        Phonology though I needed and syllable / stress rules.

        Tbh, I’m amazed at the stuff you put together and with people who can just write without nailing stuff down, but I always seem to have to put nails in things before I feel comfortable writing.

        1. Well, it’s fun to talk about new stuff one has come up with even when one isn’t sure about it! But for Beldreeni and Nahul I did at least have the most basic grammar worked out before I shared it with anyone. Or, well. Basic basic.


          I’m surprised you’d say that, because you seem to have such an instinctive intuitive “it’s all out there, I just need to discover it” approach to conlanging that I find fascinating! A bit like Michelangelo’s finding the sculpture hidden in the block of marble.

          1. It’s true! I do in fact feel like it’s just there waiting for me, but as long as it’s still wrapped in marble, I have difficulty stopping work on that to actually, you know, write.

            And this story I just sort of started plowing through, so I was obligated to get on wit the naming process and omit sidetracks into deep worldbuilding and grammar re: the conlang, so I can appreciate in others that they can just handwave language and unless I’m seriously not using language or it’s only a name or two, I just… can’t? I’m not comfortable with handwavey and have to force myself to handwave a lot of things, including the SFF elements that I know are technobabble but internally consistent technobabble and yeah. I’m funny that way.

            1. I can’t say anything on the not-actually-writing things myself. I have yet to actually find a way to start writing the main story this whole worldbuilding is supposed to be for, and I’ve played with the world for years now!

              1. More power to you! I love worldbuilding and if anyone wanted one, I’d gladly just build guidebooks and encyclopedias instead of fiction, but I do love stories too, so there’s that.


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