The Dailies. January 9, 2023

The Dailies. January 9, 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?


3 thoughts on “The Dailies. January 9, 2023

  1. So a few words:


    1. gamh-e, -et, -as, -ar • adj. swallowed, as in the last ten (day period) of a season is considered swallowed by the closing equinox or solstice
    2. wa aghourre • n. a unit of ten days in the usual sequence of phoenix to dragon, which may be interrupted by the end of a season
    3. ba aghourre • n. a unit of ten (of anything)
    4. wa aghourre kanoatzon • the ten-day period over which the annual clans gathering is usually scheduled, usually the fifth ten of autumn
    5. wa kishuk • n. summer, the period starting the day after the estival solstice (called the sun dragon), whose last day is the autumnal equinox (called the grey dragon)
    6. wa tsashengu • n. autumn, the period starting the day after the autumnal equinox (called the grey dragon), whose last day is the hibernal solstice (called the night dragon) — dialectal variations incl. Tsacheng and Sashengu
    7. wa shuyon • n. spring, the period starting the day after the vernal equinox (called the sea dragon), whose last day is the estival solstice (called the sun dragon) — this is also the first season of a Kofnea year
    1. Oh, these look so wonderfully! They seem phonetically lovely and pleasant, as far as the eye can judge, but I love what they hint about the wordbuilding even more!
      The precision of the season terms is so cool!
      The many words for different ten day periods!
      Is wa- a prefix having to do with periods of time in general?
      What kind of prefix is ba-?

      Oh and may I ask a more general question – do you find it difficult to come up with counting words for different languages? I confess I sometimes struggle to find new words for counting with, and I have way fewer conlangs than you do.

      1. Thanks so much!

        So somewhere around here, I did particles one day (and nearly forgot them! They should be postposed and I preposed them!) and wa indicates the divine/natural things noun class, while ba indicates the neuter. (I’ve also been wondering if I should actually make that va, since lenition would make a ton of sense here. Decisions, decisions.)

        It’s purely a gender agreement marker, though it may be that whether it’s preposed or postposed indicates nominal case. I’m not particularly persuaded I’ll go that route though. I like it as a purely gender agreement marker at this point.

        My key thing with doing counting words is to just never do two languages close together. Always do them when I’m buried pretty hard in the language in question and can just coin a handful of words that feel right very easily.

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