Tag: roots

  • End of March report

    Well, COVID-19 is here, and it looks like it’s going to be staying a while. My arm is actually still recovering, but it’s definitely feeling better. As I’ve done more stretching, the symptoms from my infection have also started to go away, which is nice. There’s a new loveseat in the living room, I have […]

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  • Disyllabic roots in greyfolk language, 3: the roots so far

    After explaining how I planned the roots and how I created a database for them, I am ready to and happy to share the results! The 4-phoneme disyllabic roots: «kaka, kana, lapa, mama, masa, naka, nana, pala, papa, saha, sama, sasa, tata, taya, yata». The 5-phoneme disyllabic roots: «hahan, hakam, halan, halma, halta, hamam, hamla, […]

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  • Disyllabic roots in greyfolk language, 2: creating the database

    In my end of February report, I mentioned that I was able to create a database to help me create disyllabic roots while preserving Hamming distance. One big part of that was devising a macro for Excel that would do the following: Range A is a bank of possible (according to the rules of my […]

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  • Disyllabic roots in greyfolk language, 1: planning the roots

    In the process of creating the monosyllabic roots the first time (and, by extension, the second time), I had an idea of a few disyllabic roots that I wanted. As «me», «se», and «ke» are the singular personal pronouns, I wanted «mema», «sesa», and «keka» as the plural personal pronouns. That meant, for 4-phoneme disyllabic […]

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  • Reworked numerals for greyfolk language

    As far as I can tell, I have fixed the numerals to work with my Hamming distance database (that I briefly mentioned in my end of February report), but I don’t want to say these are final. In order to get numerals to work in the way that I wanted them to work, I had […]

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  • Reworked monosyllabic roots for greyfolk language

    The monosyllabic roots have changed since when I first introduced them. After working on disyllabic roots, my feelings about my original monosyllabic roots changed a bit, and I wanted to make them fit my Hamming distance philosophy better. Previously, the words had the right distance from one another, but the roots didn’t always because I didn’t derive […]

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  • End of February report

    My arm has recovered quite a bit! It’s functional, but it’s not quite back to the pain-free strength that it had before. My infection (or, perhaps, the symptoms left behind by the infection) hasn’t quite resolved yet, however. I went through another round of antibiotics and painkillers, and I am waiting to see if the […]

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  • End of January report

    Infection or no infection, injury or no injury, I can type out a short update and I did make some progress before I injured my arm. Also, I moved away from specifying my reports as for the greyfolk language or writing or GURPS because I will hopefully be talking a bit more about each of them in […]

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  • End of October greyfolk language report

    To be honest, I wrote my last post because I got caught up on whether I should capitalize ‘greyfolk’ or not in this post’s title. During October, I had 15-ish strong days of work on my conlang, which isn’t too much more than last month, but, somehow, I put out six posts this month (not […]

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  • Greyfolk language’s monosyllabic roots and words: roots 12–20 (and 21?)

    In my previous post, I covered the sixth through the eleventh monosyllabic root. In this post, I will cover the last nine. «me» «se» «ke» «tle» «yel» «yil» «nel» «nil» «ten» «tin» «lem» «lim» «pem» «pim» «pum» «pli» «plu» «min» «mun» «kyu» «kul» «num» «sul» «lun» «yum» «myu» «hu» «syu» «kyu» is a particle that […]

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