The Dailies. June 9, 2023

The Dailies. June 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?


3 thoughts on “The Dailies. June 9, 2023

  1. Still on Kofnea-Kolos and poorly formatted, but hey, at least they’re documented! I’m also hoping to actually figure out how to gather all this stuff together in a doc or two asap.


    1. butu – why
    2. ishitaku (uts.), ijitaku (ish.) – to survive, e.g. ishitaku-uptaenn uren “I (neut.) will survive”
    3. ishitakun (uts.), ijitakun (ish.) – survivor
    4. ishitakul (uts.), jitakunr (ish.) – leftovers (of a meal), remaining things
    5. shungam – pourer, e.g faucets, pitchers, etc.
    6. daous – to give. Note: syn. eshishi is used to offer or to hand or give directly to someone in the moment. daous is used for more formal or abstract forms of giving, or to refer to gifts during a celebration, etc.
    7. wangam – ascension trial
    8. yonngam – interior lighting (system)
    9. shukingam – lamp, light fixture
    10. aiyungayo – to ascend (to a sworn duty) after a trial, to rise in standing or ability after facing difficulties, to persevere
    11. wawachu – glitter, jewelry
    12. kueku – to attempt, to try
    13. kueguku – to challenge
    14. khuegura – to overcome, to put overwhelming effort into, to work excessively hard
    1. Very cool distinction between daous and eshishi!

      Wawachu is a neat word.

      wangam – ascension trial
      aiyungayo – to ascend (to a sworn duty) after a trial, to rise in standing or ability after facing difficulties, to persevere

      What are ascension trials?

      butu – why

      Question just because I’m curious – do you know yet how to construct Wh-questions in this language?

      1. So rites of passage. In the war clans, becoming an adult member of the clan is called “recognition,” and it’s reached by “challenging.” Big deal. Until you do it, you’re considered not a full adult unless you register forfeiture, meaning you never intend to challenge, which allows you access to adult things like the ability to drive, marry, etc., but a massive loss of reputation or standing and potential clan privileges.

        Taking on a professional role or a sworn duty is called “ascension,” and it’s the primary source from which your standing is derived. As sworn duty is generally passed down from one person to another, the person passing it down administers whatever testing besides the challenge is necessary to determine you’re able to fulfill your duty. What needs to be tested or proved may be something decided by band, clan, or in some cases, just the person passing down the duty. Someone who takes on their own duty without inheriting it usually can only be considered as ascended if they pass tests administered by someone else. These tests would be ascension trials.

        Officially, it’s considered best to take all your ascension trials and pass them, then challenge for recognition immediately afterward (challenges are held each season). This maximizes your standing and reduces any history of failure or being recognized but without a sworn duty.

        Questions are coming! I’ve a good idea but I haven’t pounded out example sentences much yet.

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