Let’s Make a Conlang: Soleisu Week 6

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I once again procrastinated on making verbs by doing something different. This time, I created locative prepositions.

Soleisu

Meaning

me

Into

une

Out of

sa

Inside (of)

o

Outside (of)

ei

Below

ku

On top of

Objects of the locative prepositions take on the dative case:

  • Me t-ase: Into the field.
  • Une t-satai: Out of the forest.
  • Sa tika: Inside the house.
  • O tika: Outside the house.
  • Ei piya: Below the sky.
  • Ku t-ensi: On top of the tree.

Words Created This Week

ase /a.se/ n. field

ei /ei/ prep. below

ku /ku/ prep. on top of

me /me/ prep. into

o /o/ prep. outside of

sa /sa/ prep. inside of

satai /sa.tai/ n. forest

une /u.ne/ prep. out of

uyumi /u.ju.mi/ n. meadow


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Let’s Make a Conlang: Soleisu Week 5

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This week, I decided I’d work out Soleisu’s verb system. Instead, I created the number system, along with a few words for upcoming sentence/grammar tests.

Soleisu’s number system is base-10. Every conlang I’ve ever created has had a base-10 number system, partially (actually, mostly) because I’ve never taken the time to learn about other number systems. I did briefly consider a base-12 number system, since those are pretty easy to understand and also in partial use in English. I also considered a base-4 system, for some reason, and decided against it because I thought it was too ridiculous.

Numeral

Soleisu Meaning

1

pi 1

2

yei 2

3

husa 3

4

ola 4

5

enai

5

6 miso

6

7 nou

7

8 kila

8

9 ito

9

10 tulko

10

Words Created This Week

ano /a.no/ adj. slow

enai /e.nai/ num. 5

husa /hu.sa/ num. 2

ito /i.to/ num. 9

kila /ki.la/ num. 8

kilnu /kil.nu/ adj. brown

kitu /ki.tu/ adj. fast, quick

miso /mi.so/ num. 6

nou /nou/ num. 7

ola /o.la/ num. 4

pi /pi. num. 1

seina /sei.na/ adj. lazy

tulko /tul.ko/ num. 10

yei /jei/ num. 2


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Let’s Make a Conlang: Soleisu Week 4

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This was another busy week. After a very long time, I finally decided on a stress system for Soleisu! And that is…no stress at all. Each syllable has the same “weight” to it, and none are stressed more than the others. I’m not quite sure what this is called linguistically.

I also worked out some “number words”. These aren’t numerals, but words that are used in place of any kind of number-marking on nouns. These words are miska, meaning “some, not many” and tima, meaning “many, a lot, a large number”. I’m sure I’ll create more “number words” in the future.

Words Created This Week

ensi /en.si/ n. tree

miska /mis.ka/ num. some, not many

nimu /ni.mu/ n. cloud

piya /pi.ya/ n. sky

osei /o.sei/ adj. bright

teiru /tei.ru/ adj. dark

tiku /ti.ku/ n. light

tima /ti.ma/ num. many, a lot, a large number


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Let’s Make a Conlang: Soleisu Week 3

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This was a pretty busy week, and I didn’t get a lot of time to work on the conlang. I did, however, actually give a meaning to the word soleisu: river. Yep, this conlang’s name now means “river”.

I decide to remove /y/ from the phonology. It really didn’t fit in with the rest of the sounds in the language and I genuinely kept forgetting abou tit. Aside from , I didn’t use it in any words.

I also finally decided to work out adjectives. Adjectives precede nouns, and do not take any sort of special form. The adjectival form of a noun is formed with the suffix –ka. I’m thinking I might change this suffix to a prefix, given that every other affix in this conlang so far is a prefix.

Words Created This Week

ane /a.ne/ adj. blue

ika /i.ka/ n. house

kesli /kes.li/ v. to sing

koi /koi/ adj. green

melsa /mel.sa/ adj. white

nome /no.me/ adj. black

pai /pai/ adj. red

selini /se.li.ni/ v. to flow (water)

silu /si.lu/ n. mountain

soi /soi/ n. food

soleisu /so.lei.su/ n. river

souni /sou.ni/ adj. yellow


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Let’s Make a Conlang: Soleisu Week 2

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This week, I finally created pronouns.

Person

Nominative Meaning Genitive Dative

1st

se I she t-she

2nd

kai You khai

kai

3rd Animate mou Ze mou

mhou

3rd Inanimate take It thake

take

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


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