The Dailies. March 27, 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?0
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So not intending to build out too much of their words but in the interest of getting a feeling for what to do with my parent words in Kofnea (I promise, that makes sense) for the Great City:
Honestly, kinship and acknowledged kinship in the Great City is complex, esp. when it involves dragon-human relations, which is something actively encouraged, in the hopes of preventing either race’s needs dominating that of the other’s.
The terms for “cousin” come from qhiras and qhireras, which is what high ones (the gods) called dragons, as a sign of respect and acknowledgement that they could be treated as equals (even though dragons are not quite as powerful, etc. as high ones). Which is why in the Great City, where dragons and humans have an equal presence, cousin is considered a term of respect always to be used with dragons and being applied to humans with to a slightly different effect.
Close familial relations use words for brother and sister, even when referring to non-immediate family members; therefore, “cousin” also has a distancing effect in practice.
Wonderful worldbuilding, it feels very consistent and interesting!!