Re: Prime number analogs in sketchbook project
|From:||Joe Mondello <rugpretzel@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 16, 2000, 23:15|
Jev jídz (Jeff Sheets) kov ra:
> This project has intrigued me to the point of de-lurking. How do you derive
> the two/three syllable words from so many roots? Is it a creative process,
> or is it morphological? In otherwords, in the project I'm working on, the
> roots "ya- kah + eraj -sa" evolve into the single word "qiraca", vowels
> for the equivalent IPA symbols (except for the roundedness in u and o,which
> are unrounded), j = voiced Postalveolar Fricative, e.g. z in azure; c =
> unvoiced j, or sh in sheets, and q is the voiced velar fricative. I'musing
> shoebox to put a process to the morphological changes I want. Are you doa
> similar thing to derive words, or are you inventing new words a priori,
> defining them with previous words?At this point, I am creating many new words a priori and defining them by
other roots. eventually, compounding will occur, but I feel there are far
too few roots to begin compounding right now.
>Also, I'd suggest "dream" as either noun
> or verb as your next goal.
>This is an excellent idea, and the road to deriving "dream" will certainly
require the derivation of many other useful words. I believe I'll be in a
situation to derive "dream" in about a day.
> Well, I guess this is something of an "I'm back" as well. I was active on
> the list about a year ago, with a now dead language called Tit'xka. Isince
> lost interest in the language, mostly because speaking it is so dang
> difficult. I think, with the language I'm developing now, I will be usinga
> right to left cursive script. I might also make a left to right variant,to
> make a font easier to work with. No name for the language yet, no real
> yet, but I'll generate some real quick to give a sample text.
> Kanganet, den xisen
> I think therefore I am
> Root morphemes are as follows:
> kah + gan -et, den kah + esen
> I-know-Perf, therefore I-am
> I am knowing, therefore I am
> I think therefore I am.
lo aki ilan (or "lo aki lo ilan lo)
I cause know (I cause I know I)
My cause is [my] awareness [of myself]