Ninety-Eights and Ninety-Nines

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And here is the rule of intransitive ones.

Erratum: tiuv6 → uvei5

And here is the rule of intransitive ones.

Erratum: tiuv6 → uvei5

Verbs get their own GGs, which interfere with noun GGs for increased hilarity. This is the rule for transitive verbs.

Verbs get their own GGs, which interfere with noun GGs for increased hilarity. This is the rule for transitive verbs.

When you read this, I am most likely preparing for university studies and other rubbish (such as travelling some 9.6 Mm and getting maybe a little bit homesick already). As such, there’s a nice beefy queue that I set up, but unlike the last time I left for travels I have no idea when I can start posting stuff again, so I can’t make a buffer that guarantees that there’s consistent updates every day. What happens next will depend on how well I deal with the whole “university” thing, but if all goes well things will definitely be back to normal by October.

Contemplation on some texts in Egonyota Pasaru.

Contemplation on some texts in Egonyota Pasaru.

Houses under bridges are pretty common things in Agenbi and beyond – it does not have to “suck” living under a bridge.

Houses under bridges are pretty common things in Agenbi and beyond – it does not have to “suck” living under a bridge.

Starting another map…

Starting another map…

1000 posts

…and another landmark was reached

There’s not much to say, but if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time I thank you for being curious about what I do. Here’s to 1000 more.

External locatives use absolute directions of course – but over/under is still worth mentioning.

External locatives use absolute directions of course – but over/under is still worth mentioning.

Some locational prepositions.

Some locational prepositions.

Sep 9
A quick note (and a sentence) about how words are made in Pseudoan languages.

A quick note (and a sentence) about how words are made in Pseudoan languages.

Sep 8
Âagenzbèe makes a distinction between “02:29” (two-twenty-nine in the morning) and “02:29” (two hours and twenty-nine minutes) just like we do, but in a manner that’s unlike its neighbours.

Âagenzbèe makes a distinction between “02:29” (two-twenty-nine in the morning) and “02:29” (two hours and twenty-nine minutes) just like we do, but in a manner that’s unlike its neighbours.

Sep 7

Šiknwot

Egonyota Pasaru

Šiknwot, in its most literal, deadpan sense, means “compromise”. However, unlike the more common term for compromise “ȝřab_gi_sor” (literally: two (opposing parties) evens out (differences) into three (a third opinion)), šiknwot means a compromise that is chosen such that everyone hates it equally. This word can be used both as a noun (I bring a šiknwot) or a verb (The argument was quickly šiknwoted.)

Example

Á, jibsķekos_bib sbol řuud j Selšyaos k Férënhaoit;; aȝ, šiknwot ter Kelvîn!
intj, conclude.2du-not 2du choice nil Celsius and Fahrenheit – intj, compromise 1sg Kelvin.
Argh, you two still haven’t decided on using Celsius or Fahernheit!? Dangit man, I’m making an executive decision – use kelvin!

Sep 6

LZœķn j az_anoro_bib

Literal: Moving to the top-left.

The actual meaning of this phrase is to describe an entity working in two directions that vaguely contradict each other, or at least works at cross-purposes of each other. Since reading Pseudoan text makes you move left-to-right, top-to-bottom, moving from bottom-right to top-left would make you read forwards in the left-to-right fashion, while reading backwards in the top-to-bottom fashion, making a potential reader with a vague sense of dissonance. The phrase can also be used to express such a sense.

Example

Esebď lázė j ģarť lzœķn j azanorobib ď pœbyü resjæďħüd, zabt bib.
be-apparently lowering nil prices move nil up-horizontal-neg and.nnp hurt 3s-enterprise, but no.
It’d appear that lowering prices may hurt the company, but it’s not so.

Sep 5
Month names in Âagenzbèe are named after various flora and insects that are most commonly found at or around that particular month. This is in contrast to EP, where the names are Names (that is, without any other meaning.)

(Also I seem to have misplaced the Âagenzbèe seasons. Don’t worry, that’s for later.)

Month names in Âagenzbèe are named after various flora and insects that are most commonly found at or around that particular month. This is in contrast to EP, where the names are Names (that is, without any other meaning.)

(Also I seem to have misplaced the Âagenzbèe seasons. Don’t worry, that’s for later.)

Sep 4
Mathematical notation in Hesmai Iok and Âagenzbèe. Only the simpler parts have been shown here, but the main difference is already fully expressed with these rudimentary bits.

Mathematical notation in Hesmai Iok and Âagenzbèe. Only the simpler parts have been shown here, but the main difference is already fully expressed with these rudimentary bits.