Quick update on conlang stuff: I haven't yet settled on a school of thought for syntax. I've got notes that go in all sorts of directions. Maybe what's important to me is transformations. Or constructions. Or argument types.
I'm going to have to get this all settled down and organized, but I think to do that I'll need to switch this to the weekend and do something more bite-sized during the week.
Also, I read enough about aspect that at this point I'm thinking "okay, let's try again and get it over with". I've got some more resources to go over if things end up really rough.
Anyway, I'm struggling to stay awake, so I should stop doing that.