Nachtuil wrote: ↑
03 Nov 2019 02:03
I would be quite happy to adopt it, even at that early stage. /ɣu.'pɛ.da/ Could enter at an early stage where ɣ has just become phonemic in the language already. It actually fits in quite nicely, so nicely it can hide out as if it were a Txabao word from the start, eventually becoming ... /wipero/. Gracias :p
I'd be quite happy to borrow a lot of words actually. :D I've been meaning to review your conlangs history but I imagine that the Pro-Kojikeng would have left the Txabao homeland at some point but I'm not sure the timeline. I had wanted them to venture west and south because of a seismic event disrupting a water system that they previously relied upon but they spent a great deal of time doing Txabao things like keeping herds of animals and eating "qe'u".
I posted a very rough sketch of the timeline for the development of my lang from the proto-lang to the Classical stage here in my thread
, in case that helps! I also got a lot more vocab than I've shown so far in the few example sentences posted. Wondering whether making vocab databases as k123456789y has done would be a good idea for all of us for borrowing words? Full disclosure: I am not sure how much effort that requires nor how it works, I just keep mine in a table in my Word document.
It has occurred to me that perhaps the the Proto-Kojikeng and Proto-Bokisig interacted a while before they moved on. We could say they were sometimes allies sometimes rivals to each other but were both driven west or exiled to the west by the /neduki/ at the same time the neduk Proto-Bokisig were driven out of their homeland. For some words to transfer I imagine that they would have spent a good 50 years or so at least being friendly. :P Unlike the Bokisig, the Proto-Kojikeng would never again roam or hold territory in their homeland. :'( (except maybe as traders in future generations) For this to work I have to conceive of them as never having become fully urban up to that point but having retained strong herdsman traditions while dabbling with settlement life.
Having the Kojikeng travel west first then south to their peninsula would let me nab even more words from the Sitr people :p It would likely have to be indirectly though unless they had some colonies along the western shoreline maybe.
I would love that, but see some geographical issues regarding how that could work because the distance might be too big, with my people settled to the east of the mountain range and yours presumably to the west...
An option might be if you want to have a migration path in which your people start in the west (in the desert) together with the Txabao (when both languages were still one the same proto-language), and then split off the Txabao family once the Txabao go east and into the wars against my people, which take place roughly between PS8,000 and 8,350. You could then have the origin of your language be part of the population that settles in the rainforest in the Southeast (Southeast of the mountain range, right-hand side half of D5), and finally migrate (for some reason...) through the westwards through the savannah towards your peninsula. Living in a rainforest area would provide you with the know-how to master the climate zone of the Western Peninsula (which is also a rainforest area).
This would all make a lot more sense to show on the map, but I am currently despairong over GIMP and have grown a bit frustrated with it, so words will have to do for now :D