The Dailies. November 30, 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
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So been working on framing things like roots, demonstratives, grammatical words and their sources in prep for Lexember, which meant a lot of noodling without committing. But at last, a K2-Nar (humans and gods on their original homeworld version of the proto-language) set of demonstratives:
These are derived from “at hand,” “at place (from ground),” and “at far.” Not that it’s going to be blazingly obvious, by the time I’m done with it. Nor just how much use I’ve already been getting out of deriving things from ground, but didn’t have it nailed down yet, or that -oq was so clearly cognate with -ok, which pops up later in name suffixes of a people that pays attention to whether the relationship they’re denoting is “close” or “far.” So yeah, most of these I figured out the potential roots because I had a later version of the system that I wanted to generally aim for (even if I’m not nailing down my vowels or irregulars just yet) and cognates.
Speaking of which, the advent of dragons is going to create a competing distal that’s mostly going to win. Fun.
I’m hoping to go into Lexember to make most of the Swadesh list on the protolanguage and then I can work out whatever I want in the daughter languages, one hopes.
Oh, I like those!
Also gosh, I’d forgotten about Lexember… Now I kind of want to do it but I don’t know if I’ll have time. Maybe if I do it during my worldbuilding streams, hah.
Thanks! Since it’s just a word a day on average, I can see it working for worldbuilding.