In Treyll culture, they’re buried either directly in front of/ beside/ under a type of tree native to their island, or they’re buried and a sapling (of the same type) is planted over the grave.
The graves are unmarked, but since that tree is only seen where someone is buried, they know that someone was buried there and sometimes leave little offerings to the animals that may inhabit the tree, generally fruit.
They believe that the animals take care of the tree, because without animals, many of their plants wouldn’t exist (at least at such a large number).
I’ve been working a little on Vinshan recently. I’ve decided to change a big part of it, so I’m very glad I hadn’t done much work on it before.
For example, the word ‘vinshan’ used to be two words, vi an and nsh. Vi an was an adjective, and nsh a noun. However, I’ve decided that words will be formed differently, and be more like vin and sha, where the last letter of the adjective is repeated at the end of the word.
The characters for the logographic script for this language are boxlike, with the adjective/adverb being the outside character, surrounding the inside character (the noun or verb). I thought that fit nicely.
I’ve decided, though, to include a phonological script as well.
In other news, i’ve been working a LOT on Treyll conculture, as well as the conworld. It includes Treyll, 3rro, Vinshan, and maybe Porfa, Tuka, or Koalia.
It’s going really well. I’ve been thinking about writing stores for the conworld, and I probably will if I can organize my thoughts well enough.
do you ever get weirded out by the fact that everyone around you is constantly within their own mind and thinking a million secret thoughts and battling internal struggles just like you and that you’re not the only one who thinks these things and that the people around you aren’t just faces meant to fill up your life but they’re actually really deep people who have a lot more to them than you ever actually even think about
I need to make a word for this. Maybe more than one.
We had no words to describe our world
so we made a language of our own.
We had no way to show others what we saw
so we drew a map of our world.
We did not agree with our society’s values
so we made a culture to suit our needs.
We built a world from scratch
so we could live as we truly wanted.
Hmmm how about thematic days for conlanging topics?
Monday - Fun Day: do whatever strikes your fancy
Tuesday - New Day: new stuff, new words, new features
Wednesday - Words Day: tons of vocabulary
Thursday - Verbs Day: a day of verbs and tenses and moods
Friday - Weirdo Day: the strange and the poetic
Saturday - Grammar Day: discussing and researching grammatical features
Sunday - Reading Day: do a recording of a reading in a conlang