Re: sketchy conlang... look! it's on-topic!
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 18, 2003, 6:40|
From a quick look before running of to Uni, I rather like it. The possessive
formations are quite nifty!
Quoting Muke Tever <hotblack@...>:
> Lately during RP sessions I havnt found myself inspired to draw or write,
> and I find myself doing random conlang doodling instead.
> This is the bit of nameless language I've thrown together over the past
> couple weeks:
> t c k q ?
> n N
> j w
> r h
> i\(:) u\
> e(:) Å Ê(:) o
> SOV order.
> Basic roots generally (C)V(C) syllables.
> -tan- "rock" (n.)
> -kaN- "kill" (v.)
> -aaq- "love" (v.)
> -haan- "light" (v.) (?)
> -tut- "be in" (v.)
> -tah- "rain" (n.)
> -aac- "dream" (v.)
> The Noun Word
> Haven't got any derivations yet.
> "Possessor" is the possessor of the object
> 1P -y-
> 2P -k-
> 3P -w-
> (some objects cannot be possessed)
> The -y- and -w- have a tendency to disappear, leaving
> interesting effects (see below).
> "Case" - I'm not sure how many there are yet, but there's at least:
> ergative -aa, -e, -Ê
> absolutive -o, -ii, -u
> dative -aa, -ee, -ee
> (yes, there are three different declensions of nouns...
> how they classify, I'm not sure yet)
> So, "rock" = tan-aa > tanaa
> "his rock" = tan-w-aa > tonnaa
> "my rock" = tan-y-aa > tennaa
> "your rock" = tan-k-aa > tankaa
> "rain" = tah-e > tahe
> Number not distinguished.
> The Verb Word
> "Aspect" - formed dynamically! yahoo!
> < x - >
> t q a :
> "<" is action that has been going on
> ">" action that continues
> "x" a point in time
> "-" a span of time
> So, < --- > progressive, taa-
> ---xx perfect, aqiq-
> x --- > inceptive, qaa-
> x punctual, q-
> xxx iterative, qiqiqi- (etc.)
> ad libitum
> (-i- is the anaptyctic vowel where necessary)
> This is actually a bit ambiguous. Using the notation in DM,
> this language doesnt distinguish between "|", "[", "]", or "x"
> (it may... but I havnt come across it yet)
> "Agent" markers are the same as the possessive markers
> "Subject"/"patient" markers:
> 1P -ee-
> 2P -(i)k-
> 3P -o-
> refl -(i)t-
> So, "I love you" = t-a-:-aaq-y-ik > taaaaqqik or taaaeqqik [!]
> For sheer readability's sake upon producing a form like "taaaaqqik" I
> decided to start marking long vowels with macrons instead of doubled
> letters, so it should really be tÄÄqqik or tÄaeqqik. (The |ae| would
> probably be [AI].)
> "rain in my dreams"
> tahe qÄÄc tÄtutto
> Somehow q- got managed to be used as a gerund (?a dreaming).
> Yes, prepositions are verbs...
> And that's about all I have so far. I dont do a priori conlanging well or
> much, so.
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