The Dailies. September 23, 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
2 thoughts on “The Dailies. September 23, 2021”
A couple of new words:
anechsotal small teashop owner and/or teashop attendant; from anech, ‘tea’ + the new productive suffix –sotal)
ekoru ‘shepherd’; from e-, a person prefix used in front of verb stems, + koru, ‘(let) graze’
fenothsotal ‘brawler’; from fenoth, ‘fight, brawl’ + –sotal
ku-ísotal 1) ‘trainer of ku-í‘ (a domesticated mammal kept for wool, meat, and competitive jumping); 2) ‘breeder of ku-í‘
monel ‘time’ A class III noun despite ending with a consonant. I decided long ago that temporal units usually get sorted into noun class 3, so why not also the word for time itself? Object form monelén, nominative plural el-monel, genitiv singular monelli
And now: a very simple song in Nahul. The melody is meditative, elegiac, mournful. It’s probably the ending to a much longer story in song form, or perhaps in recitative verse form interspersed with songs proper. I don’t really know the wider context like who “that man” could be; presumably some kind of renowned hero.
Naturally, in songs the stress patterns of the spoken language can get played around with some, so for instance the ‘Has-‘ in the first word gets way more stress than the first syllable of a word would get in regular speech.
Hasedó ho-timau aito,
hasedó ho-timau aito,
hasedó ho-timau aito
lellethon tutenil ragafel
Not even that man,
not even that man,
not even that man,
could stop the terrifying enemy:
[Glossed: Could-NOT that man (not) even [+2x]
INF-stop terror-ADJ enemy-OBJ death-OBJ]
I for one am in love with tea terms and would love to know more about your teashops! It’s a pretty tea word too. 🙂
And competitive jumping! How fun!
I love your song. It’s packed with a lot of implications and possibilities besides just being very aesthetically pleasing.