The Dailies. May 16, 2023

The Dailies. May 16, 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. May 16, 2023

  1. Some more for Kofnea-Kolos:


    1. wachung – n. political power or influence
    2. wachungachu – n. the right to be heard by one’s governing leadership
    3. naachu – v. 1. to speak or complain to authority, usu. through formal channels; 2. to whine or complain
    4. gachuku – v. 1. to exercise one’s political rights or powers; 2. to act confidently or authoritatively
    5. apapai – v. to snack
    6. eshishi – v. to share
    7. kesourraba, -i, -e, -r – adj. individually. adv. one by one. conj. or (when used with a list), e.g. aiyunge, baahasge, seonge kesourrabe, “phoenix, tiger, or wolf”
    8. vasourre – n. couple, pair
    9. vasourraba, -i, -e, -r – adj. in pairs. adv. two by two. conj. or (between pairs in a list)
    10. nn – adj. taken together. conj. and (when used with a list), e.g. aiyunge, baahasge, seonge nn, “phoenix, tiger, and wolf”
    11. nnsol (uts.), nnsn (ish.) – pron. some part of
    12. nnsabi – pron. something
    13. nnoue – pron. somebody
    14. gevn – pron. nobody
    15. gefsabi – pron. nothing, syn. nngev
    16. gefsol (uts.), gefsn (ish.) – pron. no part of
    1. Great collection of words! Love the political ones at the head of it, and then the grammar gets so cool with 7-10 (it’s so neat that kesourraba and nn are placed at the end of the list when they mean “or” and “and”, respectively!); and then how “nn” also seems to have a meaning of “some”- ness with the 11-13. It’s fascinating.

      1. Ah, thank you! I’ve been finding it interesting how all these little pieces of words start to add up when it’s time to really hit grammar. I made the dubious decision with this language group to focus on words that might give rise to grammar, rather than inventing grammar and backfilling vocab. But seeing all the ways someone can stretch a definition and how that ends up translating into grammatical expressions then eroding down to grammar is super duper fun.

        nn showed up earlier as a word meaning “stuff” or “thing(s)”, which turned out to fit rather interestingly with pronoun type materials as an essentially dummy word, thus “some.” Interestingly to me, it has no numerical value, so when I get to the idea of “some” as a measure word, it’s going to very clearly be a different word.

        And the lists! Honestly, when I did the number grammar for how they turned out thirteen and three out of ten with gi / oge and sul / osol, I never once thought I’m going to end up using these things everywhere in all kinds of ways that make the former a loose associative and the latter still more of a membership / partitive thing, and the lists can technically go backward or forward, but because -ge serves as a way of saying, all these things are associated, the words in front or afterward tells you how they’re associated. So you can totally go “nn aiyunge, baahasge, seonge” as well, and unlike with numbers, they don’t change form depending on whether the list word is in front or behind. But yeah, make up one thing then end up going, it’ll serve here and here and here and that makes sense, right?

        1. But yeah, make up one thing then end up going, it’ll serve here and here and here and that makes sense, right?

          As long as it works!! It seems to work splendidly for you, so why not?

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