I was working on Verb creation and verbs the last day or two...This is some of my notes/what I have so far....
Incidentally I came up with a working name for the Conlang, Lekmokulka and the Conculture Tselulka
here are the notes:
Lekmokulka (working name for the language meaning: we hear/ we are hearing) verbs are built from a
few hundred verb roots. There is only one conjugation class, although there are some irregular Verbs due to phonetic constraints.
A large class of modifying prefixes, or preverbs, are used to create verbs with specific meanings.
Many preverbs are noun classifiers as well. For new Verb creation often old Verbs are simply added to with a new
secondary root verb at the word-final position. Alternately, to change the meaing slightly of a Verb
a new modifying prefix can be added word-initially to create new meaning.
For example, the verb root shesh- means "hunt/forage/to acquire food" when used by itself, while kwushesh- means
"to fish/go fishing". The preverb kwu- (which corresponds with the noun classifier of the same pronounciation
which means "water animal") is used with verb roots to form verbs that have something to do with water
animals. Preverbs are sometimes reduplicated for emphasis or to create a meaning distinction.
Reduplication in sensory related preverbs often, but not always, implies something negative.
For example lekmok = to hear, leklekmok = to have a headache (see below for details)
kwushesh= To Fish
kwukwushesh=To Hunt Whale
som = To Move
susom= to move in water
tsel = To be/Exist,
metsel = To Be Animal-like/In A State Of Wildness
tsotsel = to be human,
tsotsotsel = to be a good person/share with others
lyetsel = to be nearby
lyelyetsel = to be here (precisely)
mok = to percieve
lekmok= to hear
leklekmok = to have a headache (lit. to hear too much. believed to be hearing the vibrations
of the earth coming from the spirit realm, which humans are not
meant to percieve but which for various reasons cross through
to this world-reality from time to time in the form of vibrations
in people's heads).
tsolekmok = to hear a person coming in the woods/distance
melekmok = to hear an animal nearby/coming
hlolekmok = to hear birds
kwulekmok = to splash (from hearing the sound of fish when they jump and splash in the water)
tsohlolekmok = to imitate bird sounds while hunting to communicate with other hunters
tsotsyamok = to want to hear a loved one/friend/to miss someone (who is not kin)
tsoshitsyamok = to want to hear a loved one/family member/to miss someone (who is kin)
damok = to feel (with one's skin, esp. hands or feet)
dadamok = to feel pain in one's hands or feet
tsodadamok = to feel pain (all over the body), to hurt generally
dadalyemok = to feel pain near one's hands or feet (arms/legs)
sudamok = to feel with one's feet specifically while walking barefoot in the water
pushmok = to see
pushpushmok = to cry
hakamok = to taste
hakahamok (irregular reduplication) = to burn/be spicy/taste bad
megush=to eat meat
klogush=to eat plants,
hlogush=to eat fowl/bird,
kwugush=to eat fish
kwukwugush=to eat whale
myegush=to eat something inedible
pwyegush= to eat a poisonous plant
myemegush= (irreg. reduplication) to be starving/to have nothing to eat/to be so hungry
that one is willing to eat dirt and rocks
sumyehlosom= to run on the beach with the spray from the ocean flying up like a bird and
hitting oneself (or someone else).
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