The Dailies. July 16

The Dailies. July 16

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. July 16

  1. I’m trying to poke my orc lang a little every day this week. Today I’ve just been staring at the wiki page for morphsyntactic alignment a bit and pondering. I’ve tried to google to find out whether polysynthetic languages tend to lean nominative-accusative or ergative-absolutive, but I haven’t found anything that was helpful so if anyone has any tips on that, let me know!


    I’m sort of tempted to go ergative-absolutive but I don’t want to end  up with this just being the lang where I do all the unusual-from-an-indo-european-perspective things for no particular reason.

    1. Both!

      You have active-stative, ergative-absolutive, nominative-accusative and mixed examples. It’s probably best in the case of alignment to find a polysynthetic language you like how it works to use as a model if you want one.

      Native American languages and Georgian are some of your best polysynthetic examples and there are several different flavors of them in the Native American ones. If you check out the wikipedia page on polysynthetic languages, there are links to a lot of different ones so you can check out what direction you might want to play with.

      For example, for Akachenti, I found Georgian and the Iriquoian language family most helpful but also dug a bit into the Athabaskan languages.

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