Conlanging 2021-06-02

By Max Woerner Chase

All right, I got into planning to use Lexurgy, and getting started. Basically, I have a plan now which may be too complicated, so I'm not committing to it, and I'm currently working on things that I know I'll need: feature definitions, diacritic definitions, and symbol definitions.

Currently, I've got enough to define every vowel sound that I currently know to be relevant (there are like 14), and I'm starting on being able to define consonant sounds. It's basically going to go: simple consonants, slightly less simple consonants, weird consonants, really weird consonants, stress, pitch.

The possibly-too-complicated plan is to try to invoke Lexurgy from a task runner/build system that will handle stuff like creating affixes, by taking Cartesian products of word list files. I don't really have a sense for how people are using Lexurgy, so I don't know if that idea is reasonable or not, so, as I said, I'm focusing on the stuff that I can't not need, basically.

Anyway, I'm not sure how to end this, but I don't want to draw things out. Hopefully I'll get done with this definitional stuff in the next few days.

Good night.