The Dailies. January 30, 2023

The Dailies. January 30, 2023

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. January 30, 2023

  1. So Kofnea-Kolos:

    • aghourrar – a unit of one hundred, due to a six-ten meaning 60, tens meaning 100, and six-tens meaning 600. In their military, one hundred units get grouped up into these aghourrar and frequently assigned together for larger missions. As each unit consists of three squadrons of four people plus a unit commander, there are 1300 members of units in an aghourrar, plus five who command each aghourrar. These hundreds are named in the usual sequence from phoenix to dragon.

    Speaking of that sequence, it ends up doubling ways of counting. They wouldn’t actually say a six-ten. They’d say a huntingbird ten and mean 60. I haven’t actually worked out the words for the sequence, but I do have the meanings, so I’ll get on that at some point soonish.

    Separately, Lehwa words:

    1. vik – dragon
    2. hekaiuk – n. 1. rising (as of a celestial body); 2. the elevation or ascent of someone in social or professional status, e.g. a promotion; 3. new construction, esp. of buildings or monuments; 4. traveling upward in elevation, as in going upstream or hiking up a mountain
    3. hekaihi – n. 1. setting (as of a celestial body); 2. low tide; 3. falling or destabilization of earth or flooring; 4. falling of rocks or an avalanche; 5. total loss of social or professional standing, such that one is blackballed or otherwise unable to retrieve it

    ETA: If forgot: he- is a noun prefix. kaiuk / kaihi are the adjectival versions.

      1. It’s neuter.

        Aghourrar is the plural of aghourre (unit of ten) and glosses as “unit of hundred”, but just about literally means “tens.”

        Ten is used in the singular when going through multiples of ten, with the plural indicating multiples of a hundred. Which seems unusual enough to me, I felt a need to make note of it, lest future-me thinks I made a mistake and changes it.


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