The Dailies. August 25, 2021
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?0
7 thoughts on “The Dailies. August 25, 2021”
I did a fun little thing on my stream today! I have this setting with seven cultural/ethnic groups and only one has phonology so far but I tried to make the names have very different “sounds” which will eventually develop into different phonologies.
So what I did today was to take the names for the other groups and decide how they’re said by the To’es, the one group I do have phonology for. Now I don’t have proper IPA for each group in their own language yet, so this won’t be terribly clear outside my head where the pronunciations live but either way here is the “real” names (left, my inconsistent romanization) and the To’es (/tɒʔɛs/) pronunciations (right, IPA):
Love it! And I like the variations in the names!
That’s so cool! The pronunciation vs spelling holds surprises that feel interesting and lived-in.
I didn’t mean to not post here so long. I did do a requested conlang thing in an exchange: https://archiveofourown.org/works/32495230. Where there are 10 magical languages that are not even close to sketched out enough to use but it was a fun piece to do anyway.
Separately, I’m writing a new world in which some terms keep cropping up in their language despite my goal to imbue English terms with cultural meaning wherever possible. Today:
setze – bread deep-fried in seasoned oil in a pot, also the name of the traditional meal made with setze, where ke’esh (rice) is immediately deep fried after the removal of the bread, then yusoit (meat, sometimes with vegetables) is immediately deep fried after that in the same oil, and all are served together with a sauce. When plattered, the sauce is poured over all three parts of the meal. When plated, each portion and the sauce are in separate bowls. Setze is considered one of the three main traditional meals of the kofu, that is the war clans.
huanrhye poku / baso – whereas setze bread is basically unseasoned dough until cooked, huanrhye is dough stuffed with butter, seasoning, and bits of filling, where poku is savory meat and/or vegetables and baso is fruit or sweets. Huanrhye is cooked “dry”, that is without oil, traditionally baked, and is considered a snack rather than a proper meal item.
Not gonna lie, that all sounds delicious!
Oh wow, I didn’t know one could request and write conlang stuff for exchanges! How cool! Will check your post out.
And I agree with Emma, those courses sound delicious!