Re: numbers from your conlangs (by:Javier BF)
|From:||Javier BF <uaxuctum@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 16, 2003, 21:21|
>I'm collecting numbers from various languages.
>I politely ask you send me numbers from 1-10 in your conlangs.
>Thank you for your assistance!
I'd like to offer you the numbers of my conlangs,
but neither of the two projects I'm working in
has them defined yet.
Well, it looks like the right time to assign words
to numbers in one of them, a con-auxlang which
is currently in a middle stage of developing its
grammar in abstract terms but that still lacks the
assignation of most words except for a few items.
The other project is even more ambitious: the
development of a whole family of conlangs from
its very beginning, an idea I got while reading
about hypothetical reconstructions of Proto-World.
I have the basic ideas as for how the proto-grammar
would work, but I haven't set on a proto-sound
system yet, which is the first step to start
building the vocabulary. The names of numbers
would most probably appear as derivatives from the
words referring to "finger" and "hand". Although
I plan to develop different number systems as the
languages evolve and separate from the mother
proto-conlang, because the final goal is to
have an array of conlangs that look as unrelated
as, say, Quechua, Arabic, Latin and Chinese
but that in fact share a "demonstrable" and
"documented" common origin.