The Dailies. May 25, 2023

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?


3 thoughts on “The Dailies. May 25, 2023

  1. 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!):

    1. vastson – n. dating, that is spending time with one’s significant other in structured social events for the purpose of strengthening or continuing the relationship. Note: This doesn’t refer to going out to meet people, even if you’re going to meet a particular someone for the first time in what would be considered a date if you were already in a relationship. That would be abamabam or an as yet uncoined word for “meeting socially”
    2. avosovos – v. to chat a little, to listen a little bit or for a little while. Notes: this verb is kinda ambiguous on whether it’s focused on the speaker or the hearer but started from “voas,” an old word for ear but came to be more focused on having a little chat as a two-way communication where both speaker and hearer are engaged


    Then back to that series of animals used as a number / sort order system:

    • aiyung – phoenix (one, beginning, best)
    • baahas – tiger (two). Note: This is the origin for the word “cat” in general that came down on Nar languages, though the War Clans now apply it to both the divine “tiger” that figures in some of their stories and an unrelated feline family of species on their world
    • seonh – guardwolf (three)
    • yefasejek – spearfish (four)
    • rumhiruune – greydeer (five)
    • egumruhitzon – huntingbird (six)
    • yefayon – sunfish (seven)
    • baahasiryo – snowtiger (eight)
    • rumhyitann – quickdeer (Paschtha / Vannu);
      rumhidaghe – rockdeer (Alhaies of Vannu / Hilakhot)
    • tsuve – dragon (ten, end, last)


    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.


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