The Dailies. February 22, 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?
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3 thoughts on “The Dailies. February 22, 2023”
They are so different! Are there a lot of lexical differences between southern and northern clans generally?
So this is a case where “tens” is the same for both side, but either one side lost or one side gained from a different path a word for “hundred.” Pretty sure that the reason aghar gets used for hundred is because of the nonsouthern clans’ tendencies when counting and the way they’re simplifying most words to just one form for singular or plural, whichever tends to be the most common. So if nine ten is ninety, due to them no longer pluralizing it, then ten ten is one hundred, and next thing you know they just say “tens.”
There are some lexical differences between the far northern clans and the “near northern” (they should really be western, but they never changed names when the geographical spread of clans moved around them a bit) and eastern clans, and there are major lexical and grammatical differences from the southern clans, meaning the Danni and the outcast clans. This is largely because of the semiconfederacy type relationship between all the clans north of the Danni, so they are basically interacting all the time, and their language has dialects but not at the same level as between the southern clans, who are a separate polity on all levels, though the Danni still show up to the annual clans gathering and the outcast clans do not and are not allowed to.
The mountain bands (mostly members of “near northern” clans, but there are some in all the non-outcast clans) are also rich in lexical differences because they had heavy linguistic influence from the dragons, whereas all the lowland clans had only minor linguistic influence from them.