A new edition of Gzarondan grammar
|From:||Adrian Morgan (aka Flesh-eating Dragon) <dragon@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 30, 2005, 12:53|
I've been doing some extensive revision work on Gzarondan, my
long-established but constantly-mutating conlang.
There are now two documents online, both in RTF format. The first is
a grammatical overview; the second is a brief vocab list and quick
pronunciation guide. A phonetic/phonological overview is still pending
Everything links from here:
Lots of things are new. I've incorporated the results of a recent
spelling reform, there's some revised vocabulary including new words
for 'yes' and 'no' (namely /'SEkE/ and /'gald@/ which replace the now
obsolete /jUt/ and /nE@`x/ of previous editions which I never liked
much), several new prepositions/subordinators, a comprehensive revamp
of relative clauses and some related changes to conjunctions, and
various other changes.
Some elements of previous editions have now been expelled from the
language. For example, I have got rid of the _retropossessive_
which in previous editions was a variant type of possessive for when
the hierarchy of possession is reversed (as in "my god", "my master",
etc). I have also pruned the vocabulary and affix list, so that what's
left are the words I like the most.
Some things you might like to comment on:
* Apparent errors and inconsistencies?
* Grammatical constructs that won't work for more complex sentences
but I haven't yet noticed the flaw? (I hate those :-) )
* The wrong linguistic terminology?
* Comments on clarity?
* Thoughts about the underlying ideas and aesthetics?