The Dailies. October 6, 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?0
4 thoughts on “The Dailies. October 6, 2022”
Again, actually doing a lot more noodling than chatting, and reading a chunk on whatever papers catch my fancy.
A bit of the work done.
So this language has a few things (esp. in phonology and word classes) where I’m kinda just going with it and figuring out whys later. Also it’s a ton less isolating than I originally intended and doing a bit of nonconcatenative morphology, always a favorite with me.
On grammatical affixes:
Likewise lexically, yaijhut (neut.) means a protege, “someone mentored”, based off of yaijha (masc.) meaning mentor. There are a ton of words that alternate like this, and basically anything with an u as the vowel in the last syllable gets neuter gender.
On phonology, first the oddities. For some reason, ih does not occur with a following o but instead goes to a central, mid, nonlabial vowel instead that’s just a bit too back to be the schwa. The o sound also turns to this whenever adjacent to any sound it doesn’t want to go with. Considering i works just fine with o, I have no idea why this is the case. Technically, the centralized vowel is getting romanized to a and I have to update all incidents of a proper low vowel to ah in the romanization.
Front to back, a tends to move around with the consonants a lot. The other vowels don’t vary quite as much. There is also no plain h, only kh.
Bunch of vocab and names also done, but I’m going to quit here for now.
That last a was supposed to have a <ah> with it, but alas, I’m not editing the comment as that would kill the table. Sorry.
Great work! Love all the lexical affixes and also the multipurpose -ut!