The Dailies. June 21, 2023

The Dailies. June 21, 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?


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  1. Okay! For Kofnea-Kolos, I went back to those sentences to look at how the Ishiam and standard dialects differ on treatment and here we go:

    “Eat what’s been served for you.”


    1. (ish.)

    wa nn bozhv’chaitson ouhn

    wa nn bozh-v’-cha-itson ou-hn

    DIV that.which you-ERG


    2. (uts.)

    banun boshvechaitson ouhn

    ba-nun bosh-ve-cha-itson ou-hn

    NEUT-that.which you-ERG




    I forgot the particles and so adding them back in gave me some surprises, not least of which is that there’s a new series (or three) of demonstratives in the standard dialect. With genders, we have demonstrative nouns:

    1. masculine: anun “that”, ausol “this”
    2. feminine: hanun “that”, hausol “this”
    3. divine/natural: wanun “that”, wausol “this”
    4. neuter: banun “that”, vausol “this”


    Demonstrative adjectives in both Ishiam and standard dialects:

    1. masc. anu, asu
    2. fem. hanu, hasu
    3. div. wanu, wasu
    4. neut. banu, basu (uts.); vanu, vasu (ish.)


    But the old demonstratives are still around, so I get to go dig those out and figure out how they all interrelate. Especially since the demonstrative nouns did not yet grammaticalize in Ishiam.

    And last, but not least, dative personal pronouns. /b/ is /v/ in some dialects:


    masc. fem. div. neut.
    1st nashr nishr noshr urenshr
    2nd oushr ouetshr uushr uroushr
    3rd nonperson ashr hashr washr bashr
    3rd person anishr hanishr wanishr banishr


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