The Dailies. November 10, 2021

The Dailies. November 10, 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?


3 thoughts on “The Dailies. November 10, 2021

  1. So waaaaay back in pre-space on the original World, Kareios, proto-Nar, apparently, the humans borrowed a word from the gods that developed first into a non-personal animacy marker that meant “cousin.” Eventually, this became one of the definite markers, both lexicalized and grammaticalized, that referred to people rather than animals, when they realized that the dragons the gods called cousins were people, not animals.

    So -hi now comes down from khiras, IPA xi’.ɹəs, “cousin”.

    Some parental word, probably just “father” gave rise to the -wa marker used on the gods, so I’ll figure that out too. Got a much better handle on how to fuss my way through this family tree now I think.

    1. THIS IS SO COOL. Cousins are people!! Dragons are cousins! Love the etymology and the descent. A word for ‘father’ turning into that kind of respectful honorific makes sense, too!!

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