The Dailies. October 6, 2022

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?


4 thoughts on “The Dailies. October 6, 2022

  1. 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:

    1. -fahn / -vahn is a genitive affix used pretty much just for possession, so far. Not sure if it differentiates alienability, due to the fact that it doesn’t get used for most of the things I’ve actually been working on.
    2. -ut is some bit of a passive/accusative gerund, a large chunk of the neuter gender on nouns, and what I’m calling a subordinate case simply because if you’re using a noun as a noun in a sort of an adjective or associate way, it gets -ut. So Khlamde Doshanut, meaning essentially, the Elite of the Military where military / armed forces is doshan.

      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.

    3. -i is vocative but frequently gets left off if there are no other words in the utterance, unless it doesn’t work the first time, but especially if it ends in a consonant, which weird, but it feels right, so okay
    4. -g is accusative


    Lexical affixes:

    1. ni- basically means of or relating to national, so niqorod means the national metaphor, aka Meishte basically means tree and you have brusá which means leaf but nibrúsa, which means a family with a register, as those are the “leaves” of the nation. One of the crown-recognized families is called Nisigo, as the “shield of the nation”, due to its promises to the crown, from isigo, which is shield.
    2. -tige is attached to various object words to make it a color, so neitige means fire red and gahstige means storm grey and brustige means leafy green; though in practice some of these have generalized to just red, grey, green, etc.
    3. -gana makes a word a name and can either be added on the fly when you really, really don’t want people misunderstanding you’re saying someone’s name or some people’s names actually include it
    4. -os makes a word a family name and cannot be added on the fly. It’s just part of many people’s family surnames.


    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.

    m n i, ɪ <ih>
    b, p d, t g, k q e, ɛ <eh>
    v, f z, s ʒ <jh>, ʃ <sh> ɣ <gh>, x <kh> u
    l, ɹ <r> j <y> o̞ <o>, ɤ̞ <a>


    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.


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