This week, I finally created pronouns.
I spent a little while thinking about the animacy distinction, since it would also end up affecting nouns. I decided that an animate/inanimate distinction would work best.
Pronouns, like nouns, are not marked for number, just case. There will be a way to indicate number – probably with numerals or words like “many” and “a lot” – but I haven’t decided on how that will work yet.
Phonologically, I decided that all alveolar consonants (/n t s l/) would be allowed as final consonants (mid-word only) instead of just /n/ and /l/. That means words like katnei and matni are now possible.
I also started creating verbs because…well, I need verbs if I’m going to create example sentences and test grammar.
Words Created This Week
anali /a.na.li/ v. to shine
itali /i.ta.li/ v. to speak
kai /kai/ prn. 2nd person pronoun
katnei /kat.nei/ v. to see
matni /mat.ni/ v. to think
mou /mou/ prn. 3rd person animate pronoun
salkai /sal.kai/ v. to walk
satoi /sa.toi/ v. to read
se /se/ prn. 1st person pronoun
take /ta.ke/ prn. 3rd person inanimate pronoun