I'm not sure. Maybe a step-by-step process-from a proto-lang to a modern language- on how perhaps an isolating or fusional lang got to be agglutinating.Isfendil wrote:Maybe we can demonstrate this to you with our own conlangs? What exactly do you want to see?Ælfwine wrote:Oh, I see...Creyeditor wrote:Some people distinguish between core (or morphosyntactical) cases like nominative, accusative, genitive, dative cases and adverbial cases (or semantic cases) like locative, superessive and translative case.
Say, any conlangs that people have done that went through the process of agglutination that I may study? Or better yet, any good free online articles/books that do not require a bachelor's degree in linguistics I can read? I just want to study more examples.
I'm toying around with the two languages that I know - Old Norse and Latin - and seeing what can be regularized. In Old Norse I've noted that in some cases, the first person singular pronoun ek was sometimes attached to the end of the verb. I've extended this tendency to most other singular pronouns.
hafða + ek = hafðak “I have”
kann + ek = kannk “I can”
heyr + tú = heyrtu “You hear”
fórt + sú = fórsu “She went” (though regularized, this is probably not in the past tense.)
This is a good start, but I am still a bit lost on where to go from here.