The Dailies. September 12, 2022

The Dailies. September 12, 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?


2 thoughts on “The Dailies. September 12, 2022

  1. So long time no see, Kofnea!

    I’m actually working on the novel that uses this language and we already had bushot, which refers to one’s duty to clan/country/band that’s intrinsically tied to one’s rank and status based on one’s place in society and is typically either inherited or earned and committed to. Well, now it contrasts with gnsh, which refers to one’s inherent or natural responsibilities, or duty, such as a parent’s duty to one’s child. Whereas bushot refers to one’s singular most important role and what one owes society and must be ascended to—aka unrecognized children don’t have any; it’s something formally taken on, usually as an adult—gnsh is inalienable duty and everyone has things they’re responsible for based on their relationships and circumstances.

    Separately, a character named Quiet Strength, or Ikhaï Leshet, is one of the undying and back when she had an arranged marriage with her first husband, his name was Mountain Strength, or Ikha Nkahos. Well, a few generations later, that’s become a traditional name in his band, Ikhankos, nicknamed Kosye, meaning it’s lost its transparency to most people. The guy she ends up with as her second husband has this name, but she nicknames him Nkos rather than Kosye, because the part that means “Mountain” is still transparent to her, as she’s longer-lived.

    1. Ooh, I love the contrast between bushot and gnsh!

      And what a neat observation you make about your characters – makes all kinds of sense that a longer-lived person would have a different perspective on a number of words/names than those born later.

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