The Dailies. October 30, 2022

The Dailies. October 30, 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. October 30, 2022

  1. I have the same problem with conlanging that I do with writing: I keep a lovely notebook at all times that I treat just like artists do their sketchbooks, and I’m constantly putting stuff in them: snippets, bits of grammar or vocab, etc. But what I’m not doing fast enough to keep up is typing and organizing these notes, so guess who’s got a pile of conlanging done but not consolidated somewhere useful? Me, that’s who.

    That said, been working on Mirishtí and figured out (among many other things, see above), that the primary phonological keys to which gender a word gets is:

    1. masculine, tends to end in -a and be stressed on the last syllable
    2. feminine, tends to end in -o and be stressed on the first syllable; stress is primary in selecting for feminine
    3. neuter, tends to have -u as the last vowel in the word and be stressed on the last syllable; if stressed on the first with a -u in it, it’s going feminine. This is also the everything else bucket, for obvs. reasons.

    So ókonu, “house” is feminine instead of neuter, and kam, “person” is neuter.

    Kam is a word that gets used as a name a lot for people who aren’t members of family registries, whereas Jhekúf, neut. “(usually beloved) child” gets used a lot by people who withdraw from family registries (or are the children of a private marriage) without any loss of familial affection. A kibut, “person with no record of lineage and no registration in a family” is technically telling a lot about themselves by if they choose no surname or which they use. Kam is the most neutral. Those who choose none tend to be either orphans or very, very independent.

    Registration, lineage, and neither is a whole ‘nother conversation.


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