Conlanging 2020-01-30

By Max Woerner Chase

I'm working on understanding J├╝rgen Bohnemeyer's Temporal anaphora in a tenseless language. A summary of it was what got me wanting to make a language that relies on aspect rather than deictic tense. Since I'm mostly self-taught when it comes to linguistics, it's pretty slow going, and I'm probably going to need to read the whole thing several times before I understand it well enough.

One problem I think I'm having is that I was able to get by academically with terrible note-taking habits for too many years. (See also, my comments from the Solo RP post a few days ago.) Anyway, what this means is that right now it feels like I'm kind of cargo-culting the act of note-taking, based on my vague memories of other people's descriptions. Is it helping? We'll have to wait and see.

Anyway, because I was doing other stuff tonight, that's all I really had time for. Oh well.

Good night.