-The creation of a language-
I really hate not posting things on here for long periods of time. I would say that I don’t have any time to post things, but it stems mostly from the habit I have of starting something but never getting around to completing it. Hopefully I can get over this habit…
Sorry, I’ve been caught up in school, but now that it’s summer break, I can work on this more!
I actually accumulated a bunch of new ideas and typed them up when I had time. I seem to really like the idea of suffixes.
Verbs in my language only have the past, present, and future tense. They don’t have conjugations for each pronoun.
We’ll use rek (to eat) as an example verb.
Fa rek giom.
I eat food.
This sentence is in the present tense. To put it in the past or future tense we would
add a suffix (either -san, -sun) to the word following the verb. The following word can’t be a verb.
Fa rek giomsan.
I ate food.
Fa rek giomsun.
I will eat food.
The suffix -fa is used for negation, and is always placed after the past and present tenses.
Fen rek giomfa.
He isn’t eating food.
Fen rek giomsanfa.
He wasn’t eating food.
This next sentence is not grammatically correct.
*Fen rek giomfasan.*
But what happens when there’s no word (that isn’t a verb) after the verb? That is where the two words ta and da come in.
Fa rek ta.
Fa rek da.
I will eat.
The negative versions have their own suffixes.
We have one for present tense too.
Fa rek ose.
I am not eating.
Fa rek tase.
I didn’t eat.
Fa rek dase.
I will not eat.
There are two new special tenses called the near tenses, they signal the near past or future actions. These near tenses can sometimes be compared to the word “just” in English.
Fa rek tah.
I just ate (In the past few minutes.)
Fa rek dah.
I will eat (In a minute.)
These ones work with the -se negatives too.
Fa rek tahse.
I didn’t just eat (In the past few minutes.)
Fa rek dahse.
I will not eat (In the next minute.)
There is no set time for how recent something is. How close the events are are relative to the speaker.
These tenses mean that when you use regular tenses, they must be further in the future or past from your current point in time.
Please give some feedback if you can, I would appreciate it!
fa - I, me
din - you
fen - he/she
fango - we, us
dingo - you guys
fengo - them
"Fen" can be specified to male or female when the gender prefixes -mag/-heg are added.
hegfen - he
magfen - she
In my Unnamed Language(UL)**(EDIT, now called Saufan), a word’s suffix determines if it’s plural, possessive, etc.
Nouns are made plural by adding the suffix: -ngo/-go
Nouns are made possessive by adding the suffix: -sko/-ko
giom - food, meal
giomgo - food, meals
giomsko - of the food, the food’s
giomgosko - of the meals, the meals’
On this blog I’m going to post developments of my new language that I’ve been working on. This blog also serves as a digital documentation of its development.
Stay tuned for more posts!