Conlanging 2020-01-09

By Max Woerner Chase

I had kind of a weird and unpleasant day today. UPS behaved completely typically. If they pull this again tomorrow, I'm going to spend Friday on the porch, no matter the weather.

Anyway, I was doing other stuff to unwind today, but I put together a bunch of sentences that should give me some grasp on syntax. I'll gloss them with placeholder words, then try to diagram the glosses and see if I can come up with something consistent. I started writing the glosses and then I realized that I don't seem to have transcribed my notes on aspect, and it's dark, so I don't want to do it now.

Tomorrow, I think I'll try to write up the SCA² before going back to porting it, because my efforts last week were kind of confusing me. I might try forcing myself to reason locally, but I'm not feeling great about that idea when there are so many globals. Best try to document each function I'm interested in. Also, once I do port, maybe accept some un-idiomatic code for the sake of getting things together enough to write tests, then refactor.

Good night.