I’ve started work on a new project. This one’s a conlang, because I need more things to commit to. Clearly.
Here are the few starter verbs I’ve got so far:
- threg – eat
- kwen – be
- vun – have
- mand – love
- pek – think
And some nouns:
- tatev – language, breath
- bern – cat
- har – dog
- frash – mouse
- tek – cheese
- ter – friend
- dan – sibling
- zhuz – home
- plet – beach
- zuf – fire
- hiz – 1st person singular
- waz – 1st person plural (inclusive – you and I)
- wuz – 1st person plural (exclusive – we, but not you)
- tezh – 2nd person singular
- tazh – 2nd person plural
- vish – 3rd person singular
- vash – 3rd person plural
- -lu – first person (threglun)
- -le – second person (threglen)
- -la – third person (threglan)
- -n – transitive (threglan)
- -t – intransitive (threglat)
- -i – definite (berni – the cat)
- -m – possession head marker (frashim berni – the cat‘s mouse)
- Berni threglan frashi. – The cat eats the mouse.
- Frashi mandwan¹ tek. – The mouse loves cheese.
- Pleti kwan² hari zhuzim. – The beach is the dog’s home.
- Hiz peklut; hiz kwut. – I think, [therefore]³ I am.
- Frashim terim hiz threglan tekim hiz. – My friend’s mouse eats my cheese.
- mandwan instead of mandlan because lan was originally ulan. In most cases this shortened to lan but after the alveolar stops it instead lost the l and became wan.
- kwenlan abbreviates to kwan due to its frequent usage.
- Juxtaposition implies causation here.
I’m currently working on a font using FontForge, but it’s slow going because contextual ligatures are confusing. Hopefully I’ll be able to get that going soon and upload it as a web font so you can see it here.