sketchy conlang... look! it's on-topic!
|From:||Muke Tever <hotblack@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 18, 2003, 5:19|
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
t c k q ?
e(:) œ ʌ(:) o
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
(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, -ʌ
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.)
(-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
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 tāāqqik or tāaeqqik. (The |ae| would
probably be [AI].)
"rain in my dreams"
tahe qēāc tātutto
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
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