The Dailies. May 9, 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
3 thoughts on “The Dailies. May 9, 2023”
More Kofnea-Kolos words and terms, a lot of which are coming from me hitting up the first couple spates of Pre-Nar and looking at how those words came down. A few others are just trying to remember to look at derivations and how groups of words tend to get used.
Very cool worldbuilding notes and a great new collection of words! The baamba notes are particularly intriguing.
I feel like I can understand why mitsm from the other day was called that!
–ourre seems like a reoccurring nominal suffix?
The sample sentences under michm are lovely!!
I’m fascinated that baamstarikue can mean both ‘gullible’ and ‘good at lying’, among other things!
Your words form a lovely forest that I just want to wander through! The phonology is as enticing as the semantics and the worldbuilding, and it all seems to hang together so well.
Yay! Yes, a lot of words came out of one of my original roots that meant “arm.” It ended up leading to all kinds of words for friends, tools, skills, proximity, etc.
-ourre means in essence “unit of measure,” but basically originated when I said to myself, I need the word unit. It looks a lot like “one it.” So kesourre was unit. Now, I attach whatever I want in the “ke” place and get all kinds of units of things that people measure by, starting with my idea of a “tennit,” a measurement of ten being aghourre, which ended up getting used all kinds of ways too. So there’s that.
-chourre separately is a comparative suffix, with the related -chiaro being the superlative. Which I’m now apparently happy to attach as verb endings for rather interesting effects.
I deeply love when words can end up having opposite meanings, see English “sanction,” and it comes naturally out of a combination of etymology and context. Though I should probably note that there is also intonation and language formality involved in figuring out which meaning is being applied.
Thank you so much!