The Dailies. May 25, 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 for today, I did not get back to the other stuff I was working on, but I did do a little backfilling of things I either thought I had or just didn’t have when I first started posting about them for Kofnea-Kolos (I thought for sure I had a word for dating!):
Then back to that series of animals used as a number / sort order system:
rumhidaghe – rockdeer (Alhaies of Vannu / Hilakhot)
I note that not all the endings are in a proper adjectival form at all, and I thought about fixing that but I decided these are clearly old, so they basically fossilized before people figured out they should standardize to new grammatical forms.
Which is to say that I’ve got a character named “Baahasge” as his second name (the adjectival one), but you’re much more likely to see baahas used as “tiger” in old compounds, names, etc. Which isn’t to say it hasn’t got adjectival forms that came down for second, other; they’re just not actually recognized as having originated in baahas anymore. That would be generic generational suffixes and things like that.
ETA: I will eventually look at whether any have eroded any further, but I just put them down as the actual compounds for now, which would still be written that way, if not pronounced that way out loud.