The Dailies. June 23, 2022

The Dailies. June 23, 2022

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?


One thought on “The Dailies. June 23, 2022

  1. I’ve got a minor collection of lexemes I ought to post here, but in the process of thinking about how to responsibly build out the next story’s conlang and what elements I do and don’t want to build, I realized I’ve actually come a huge way in understanding linguistic concepts and diachronic developments in the areas of my preferred interests, so have broken out the old Akachenti sketches to reanalyze my starting terminology and start writing a more solid, organized bit of a dictionary / grammar. Actually a lot of fun stuff in figuring out that what I first analyzed as a reflexive was used almost interchangeably as a clusive plural or a reflexive.

    Also, the most interesting bit to me! Found out why the third person pronominal “e” raised to “i” while the rest of the series stayed lower: the agentive suffix -kV. It’s the only front vowel in the series and -ke was just harder to say and raised to -ki, which eventually spread and regularized. And it’s conclusive to me at this point that the a / o / i series actually predates the e / u / i series now, which was always a question.

    Additionally, I’m stepping back slightly from the “Modern” Akachenti and looking at before the verbs glomped topical agreement to ease building out why there’s so much complexity in how pronominal agreement works now that the language has fused so much, and already coming up with some fascinating realizations about how the accented patientive happened in the first place, since agreement used to be purely based on which slot the marker used on the verb and now is absolutely more complicated than that.

    More details on that when I’ve got more certainties.

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