176503Re: Just For Fun: A 30-Day Conlang
- Nov 1, 2010Gary,
I like the start of your new conlang, but I never thought
you'd ever use terminology like "that 'kh' is a voiceless
velar or possibly uvular fricative." :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Shannon" <fiziwig@...>
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: Just For Fun: A 30-Day Conlang
> Since all of my previous conlangs (with the exception of a reverse
> Polish experiment) have been SVO, my first executive decision in
> creating my new, unamed 30-day conlang is that it will have VOS word
> order so that I won't be tempted to borrow from any of my older
> In fact, after playing with English glosses I settled on this basic
> sentence structure:
> V = verb, only exists in the present tense
> P = zero or more prepositional phrases
> O = optional direct object (if verb is transitive)
> T = tense modifying aux/particle
> S = subject
> So there would English glosses like:
> Give to Mary the book did John.
> Climb the tree will my cat.
> Run has-been-doing the dog.
> I will update my website later today with a translation of the first
> few sentences (75 words worth) and the complete lexicon once I get
> that far.
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