The Dailies. July 2, 2023

The Dailies. July 2, 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. July 2, 2023

  1. Been finally, finally working on phonologies. Which means a ton of figuring out what differences I’ve established between the dialects, back-skim-reading over large swaths of words to make sure I’m picking out actual phonemic vs. phonetic alternations, and trying to sort out whether I kept it all consistent. The nice thing is where I screw up, I can generally shunt stuff off to one or another dialect where that works as a different way of the language evolving. On the down side, sometimes I really, really wish I’d kept a running dictionary as I worked on all this.

    1. You are so thorough and scrupulous, I adore it!
      I feel that my phonologies never turn out quite as coherent and restrictive as first intended – I keep coming up with all these nifty wordshapes that I just want the language in question to be able to have…!

      1. Ah! But they feel like they hang together, which is the most important bit in my mind. A lot of times, I end up having to go edit phonologies because I did some work directly on them first and thought I needed to do x, y, z to make it balanced and naturalistic, but I feel like what you do in practice with the conlang is a better reflection of what’s going to feel natural in use. Most of my diachronic developments start off from just watching how things rapidly evolve as I attempt to use the language. My phonologies never stick quite the way I initially envisioned them, but I see it as a feature, not a bug!

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