The Dailies. October 10

The Dailies. October 10

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?


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  1. Worked on causatives, the imprecative, and prefixing pronominals, the last using an old note on how two prefixes meant almost the same thing.

    The imprecative suffix absolutely had to have been -ʔi-, which leads a word like “sexual” to be daga:shet in the regular and daga’chiet (a swear word equivalent to our f- word gerund) in the imprecative, though this is actually pronounced dagachíet. Likewise daga:sh becomes dagách, orthographically daga’ch or, conservatively, dagach’. It’s led to a general application of glottalization and palatalization to the last syllable of the root with the -i- surfacing in the presence of additional suffixes, rather than actually appearing as a suffix.

    And on prefixing pronominals, I found the negative to be more conservative than the much more greatly reduced regular pronominal.

    So looking at the -bro- vs. obru- distinction led me to a useful little paradigm:

    Negative Prefix Pronominals
    topical non-topical patientive dative
    1st* abr- -bra- ábr- ebr-
    1st incl. aebr- -bre- ébr- ebr-
    2nd obru- -bro- óbr- ubr-
    3rd ibr- -bre- íbr- ibr-

    * In some dialects that still make use of the inclusive forms, this is the 1st exclusive; in others, these have merged entirely and it is simply the unmarked 1st.

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