The Dailies. August 17, 2023

The Dailies. August 17, 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?


One thought on “The Dailies. August 17, 2023

  1. So I think I’m giving up on playing proper catch-up. I need to just make a home for this conlang at some point here.

    That said, some Kofnea-Kolos, starting with interrogative tense-aspect-mood suffixes:

    1. -yathskvrit – TAM. is needed?
    2. -yathskrt – TAM. is possible?
    3. -yathsonnert – TAM. is happening?
    4. -yathsennert – TAM. is being done?
    5. -yathsutaenn – TAM. will be done?
    6. susunaghshm, naghshm – n. clock, watch, timekeeping device. NOTE: when I add pronunciation, it’s worth noting that the word replaced the final “s” of susunaghs with a schwa.


    And some sentences I’m using to try to work out how things work together (complete with me finally deciding to insert hyphen in verbs right before the absolutive agreement particle, since it often merges into the TAM suffixes, but is rarely incorporated into the pronunciation of the verb root):

    1. chotourre shieta-vietsonn oueho-aa: time flies when you’re having fun,
      which is more literally, “time passes quickly where fun is”
    2. ouet paamiam-nihaenn nahn vs. paamiam-nichahaenn: I want to touch you
    3. ou miam-nietsonn (nihn) vs. (ni) miam-nichaitsonn: I want you


    Where the first one was me trying to figure out various words for time and when which one’s going to get applied. The one considered most generic and therefore appropriate for translating time flies would be the one that turns “night” into a unit of measure. One might also say, “days fly by”, but it can be used for any unit of time, so in it goes.

    The other two sentences were me realizing that actually that dative / allative agreement suffix on verbs is totally taking over certain pronominal functions in some contexts. You really don’t need the absolutive pronoun if you sub that sucker into a ditransitive verb and use directional “toward you” instead of “you (abs.)”.

    Grammar, so fun.


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