Re: Relational language
|From:||Ben Haanstra <kof@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 22, 2007, 21:08|
Another update, made an example of the language as it is now:
>At the moment im making it more capable of compounding to keep the numberof roots very low.
>A sample sentence:
>In the past I was indirectly made to read by an unknown person until I knewthe whole story.
-ake okarasg nuguu de aslei do paguul.
ake = a-pronoun k=I-form e-male
okarasg = o-indirectxpast k-interactRoot a-act ofRelational
r-event/occurenceDeriv. a-by/thru light/sight in a normal manner
sg-passivecausative case x onesided event
(simply: was made indirectly to see (in a case where seeing is only one way
possible, with other words: reading)
nuguu = n-NoneRoot u-objectRelational g-Completive uu-by big/long surface
means + Inflectioned by previous word.
simply: a book/long story (inflectioned by okarasg for seeing, it could also
be a large surface/ to feel a large surface/object)
de = instrumental/by (means of)
aslei = a-pronoun s-certain person l-unknown/unbounded ei-undecided
gender/object simply: a certain unknown/undecided person (making it asnei
would mean "ALL certain unknown/undecided persons" asei makes it a certain
do = until(a point/event/etc. receives its exact meaning from the context)
paguul = p-ConnectionRoot a-ActofRelational g-completiveDerivational uu-by
surface(to appoint to the object of surface in the sentence, saying it as in
a normal action would make it 'connected') l-passive x no valence
simply: knew it (connected to the surface-object).
>Complete sentence in this conlang:I(male) was made indirectly to interact by means of light in a normal manner
onesidely towards a surface by a certain unknown(and info about gender)
person/machine until I completed my connection to the surface matter, which
was in a normal way.
>Working at adjectives:
Liquid is at the moment: praummug (or pruimmugau its the same)
pr from aiming root
au makes it descriptive/propierty (ui makes it an abstract aspect)
m for opposite of the root: making the word to bend (yes i choose for to
bend as 'aiming offwards' isn't really the correct term in my eyes)
making this part: 'bending'-descriptive as for the surface/object (as you
can bend the surface of a liquid, you get the idea hopefully) (this is not
as i'm bending as that would be: prar (r for describing a current/occurence
status of a handling and a for the act of ~)
m from creation root (new root)
u to explain a matter/object
g for the completive
making this part: created object/matter
together: object with bend'able' surface
>The list of roots got expanded a bit:rootname - possible derivations
Have/know - have/know/dont have/about the property it has
Fill - to fill / to 'spray' smth like flowers / to shoot / help filling /
let something out
Dissonance - oppose/fight/war/romp/punish
Extension - enlarge/expande/shrink
Duplication - multiply/add up/divide/double
Rising - lowering/falling/jumping/'flying'
Aiming - to aim for something/to bend
Hopefully i won't go over the 50 roots.
At the moment it has about 35 "relational aspects" trying to keep it as low
as possible (Before I had up to 80 & 88 respectively noun and verb ones...)
and 33 derivations (which is hopefully rising).
im still looking for more derivations as making the language short and more
descriptive is kinda all about its derivations.