Since I last posted on December 16, 2011, I have moved house, settled into a new job, and created a new language. Yes, me, the “one conlang is enough for me” woman, has created a new conlang. What can I say, these things happen.
This is how it happened: I read a blog post online about brain imaging, and then thought about having a language that expressed motion better than Kēlen does (which admittedly can’t be that hard, Kēlen doesn’t really express motion very well at all.) What I ended up with is a language that talks about direction and journeys between endpoints and makes extensive use of path metaphors. The appendix of this document has the original email exchange with David, version 1 of the language (now called sodna-lɛni), and a short history of the development of the language. Under Future Developments, I wrote:
More vocabulary. Think about modality, quantifiers, adjectives. Work through Gary Shannon’s list of sentences.
So that’s what I am going to do here: work through Gary’s sentences. In sodna-lɛni, and maybe in Kēlen, too. To that end, I am changing the name of this blog to something more generic.