The Dailies. December 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?0
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So honestly, my work today has been largely realizing I need to hammer down moving between nouns and adjectives, which has been nice and fuzzy, but I’ve mostly started just choosing, going by feel and the paradigms I have for the four noun classes. -nea remains typically meaning person member of a classifying noun, and I’ve been mostly applying -a to directional adjectives, but then remembered that this really depends heavily on what the noun being modified is and since -aa is a common placename ending (alongside -anga / -ang / -ieng / -anka), which is clearly masculine, I can mostly get away with this clearly masculine adjectival ending.
Though tbh, the only reason I think masculine and feminine still qualify as that in the gender classes is because personal names are still usually very linguistically transparent Noun + Adjective, though other parts of their names get used in most non-casual adult contexts. Right now, divine/natural and the neuter genders get used equally for male or female names, but genuinely masculine or feminine names are still getting modified to match the correct sex.
I’m also deciding how much to give weight to my original work on the conlang vs. my slightly more rush job on the book, but I’m kinda going with whatever goes in the book is canon and it is time to create a lovely little canon lexicon and grammar doc as I go. Though I’m not sure whether to section it by dialect / variant or just note that on the entries. We’ll see which proves more useful while actually writing.