The Dailies. February 21, 2023

The Dailies. February 21, 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?


6 thoughts on “The Dailies. February 21, 2023

  1. An elementary root word in Beldreni!

    hāla [‘ha:la] (n) ‘water’

    hālon (adj) ‘wet’
    hābeilon (adj) ‘humid’
    hālonira, halnira (v) ‘water’ (watering plants, etc)
    hālonío (n) ‘water-carrier’ (this can be someone employed to carry water, but also an independent water-seller who hawks their water on streets and roads)
    hālondo (v) ‘becomes wet’

    Now I feel like gathering up my existing word for the elements! In the old-fashioned sense of the word, plus a few metals. And one alloy.

    zheng air
    hāla water
    honi fire
    chen earth
    elke wood
    osa metal
    eliimo spirit

    char iron
    reng gold
    frim silver

    shoma bronze

    …Oops, thought I had a word for copper, but not yet!

  2. Some newbies!

    1. gohye – breadshop, a small “restaurant” style place which sells pastries, snackbreads, and other small bread-based meals, which are usually popular places to hang out, study or work in, but not considered nice enough to go on a date to
    2. hyengam – bakery, lit. “bread-maker”, where one buys bread-based products to take home
    3. goongye – teashop in the sense of a tearoom, a small “restaurant” style place which sells teas and small pastries or food items suitable to be consumed alongside tea, popular for meet-ups and dates but not for staying past an hour or two
    4. ongingam – teashop, lit. “tea-maker”, where one can buy teas and tea utensils to take home
    5. ngamo – div. a recognized maker, where there is official recognition by some means that this person is a qualified maker of whatever it is they produce, e.g. the tea-maker was , compare ngama/ngame, m./f. someone who makes, regardless of whether it is a one-time occurrence, “she was the one who made your sandwich,” or a regular habit, “she’s the lunch-maker at home”
    1. These words are scrumptious in sound and semantics! Love the different distinctions between the type of shops and the associated professions. The word ngamo seems so neat and useful!

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