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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Lexember 2021

This December, I decided to create an entirely new conlang, Soleisu. Like all new conlangs, it needed a lot of words. And what could possibly be better for new words than Lexember?

Day 1 / 2021-12-01

kala /ka.la/ n. – language

Despite this being day 1’s word, it was actually created on December 4th. It was, however, the first word to have an actual meaning assigned to it. I thought that having the word for “language” very early on would be useful.

Day 2 / 2021-12-02

/ly/ n. – fish

This is one of the test words I created when I was working on the conlang’s phonology. It was originally /lu/, but I changed it to /ly/ when I realized I wanted a short word with that /y/.

Day 3 / 2021-12-03

tolko /tol.ko/ n. – moon

A test word that gained a meaning on December 4th. This one shows one of the conlang’s syllable-final consonants, /l/, which can only occur in the middle of a word – never at the end of one.

Day 4 / 2021-12-04

yene /je.ne/ n. – sun

Another test word. /j/ using <y> is the reason /y/ is represented with <ü>. Umlauts don’t exist anywhere else.

Day 5 / 2021-12-05

hali /ha.li/ n. – star

After “sun” and “moon”, I decided it would also be good to have a word for “star”.

Day 6 / 2021-12-06

selio /se.li.o/ n. water

I was pretty stumped this day. I’d decided to stick with nouns until I had the time to create more grammar, and I couldn’t think of any nouns I wanted to create words for. I settled on “water” as it would probably end up being useful in compound words and example sentences.

Day 7 / 2021-12-07

palha /pal.ha/ n. fire

Then I decided to stick with the element theme.

Day 8 / 2021-12-08

mailke /mail.ke/ n. dirt, earth

Day 9 / 2021-12-09

kannai /kan.nai/ n. person

I very quickly got sick of elements.

Day 10 / 2021-12-10

nalai /na.lai/ n. thought

Day 11 / 2021-12-11

laati / la.a.ti/ n. memory

Day 12 / 2021-12-12

lunta /lun.ta/ n. secret

This word is partially inspired by Irish rúnda, which means “secret”.

Day 13 / 2021-12-13

se /se/ prn. I, me

I figured it might be useful to finally create a first person pronoun.

Day 14 / 2021-12-14

anali /a.na.li/ v. to shine

This is the first verb created for Soleisu!

Day 15 / 2021-12-15

katnei /kat.nei/ v. to see

Day 16 / 2021-12-16

itali /i.ta.li/ v. to speak

I decided it would be useful to create more verbs for future grammar tests.

Day 17 / 2021-12-17

satoi /sa.toi/ v. to read

Day 18 / 2021-12-18

salkai /sal.kai/ v. to walk

Day 19 / 2021-12-19

matni /mat.ni/ v. to think

Day 20 / 2021-12-20

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

Day 21 / 2021-12-21

soleisu /so.lei.su/ n. river

Day 22 / 2021-12-22

silu /si.lu/ n. mountain

Day 23 / 2021-12-23

kesli /kes.li/ v. to sing

Day 24 / 2021-12-24

ika /i.ka/ n. house

Day 25 / 2021-12-25

soi /soi/ n. food

Day 26 / 2021-12-26

nome /no.me/ adj. black

Day 27 / 2021-12-27

nimu /ni.mu/ n. cloud

Day 28 / 2021-12-28

ensi /en.si/ n. tree

Day 29 / 2021-12-29

piya /pi.ja/ n. sky

Day 30 / 2021-12-30

tiku /ti.ku/ n. light

Day 31 / 2021-12-31

osei /o.sei/ adj. bright

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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