gach wrote:These people really have a rich culture judging from the example sentences. Here are some thoughts of the grammar from me.
The grammatical description stops right when you start to get deeper into dependent clauses. I think this is an obvious place to continue writing.
gach, thank you, these are all good points to think about to get the creativity kick-starting. I just kind of dried up at dependent clauses- like when you don't know where to start eating because there's too much damn food!
WeepingElf wrote:This looks very nice so far. Your geography reminds me of the Indus Valley - did you draw inspiration from the enigmatic Indus Valley civilization?
Not in particular, although despite the East Asian "look and feel", the culture and history of the speakers owes far more to that of India (and, I guess, Indo-China) than it does to that of the far east.
Alon wrote:One thing about your introduction bothers me - you bring up the names of a bunch of regions, but the map you include doesn't show any of them. If you're using English region names ("Delta," etc.), put them on the map, so that I can go back to the map and see what is where
I'll bear that in mind- I had assumed, however, that readers would in turn (correctly) assume that the Delta is where the river system meets the sea...
I see I've started a trend.
I don't know that nasalization can become tone -- is this attested anywhere?
I don't know. I don't think so, however!
Vijay wrote:I'm honestly just wondering whether there's any particular reason why it's called Tagorese.
Because, as the first sentence says, it's the language spoken in the lands formerly belonging to the Tagorese Empire. "Tagorese" is just a Romanisation of tǝɣraḥ
, the native endonym.
spanick wrote:I really like the phonology! I'd be interested to know more about the different dialectical variations. That level of detail is something I aspire to.
Thanks! I made that shit up as I went along, tbh.
I too would be interested to learn more about the conculture. Is there a conreligion?
There is a conreligion, which I can post an outline of if there's interest. It's my conworld's equivalent of Buddhism, but with added body horror and nihilism.