User talk:Zhenkang/Kanglapolish language

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Meta commentary of Kanglapolish

Kanglapolish is somewhat inspired by various East Asian and Southeast Asian languages (including but not limited to Chinese and its variants, Japanese, Korean, Burmese etc). Hence, part of its vocabulary is derived from such languages, as well as certain grammatical rules.

Kanglapolish initially did not have firm rules (e.g. grammar and phonology) until I had to set some rules to make it coherent. This page is to finalise these principles for mapping purposes, especially on phonology. Initially, Kanglapolish had a special writing system directly inspired by Hangul. However, it would not be compatible for mapping at all (due to unicode and so on), so I explored potential other writing systems including Cyrillic and the expanded Hangul system (including its obsolete consonant clusters). Eventually, I decided on using the Tai Le script, with borrowings from related script systems like Burmese.

This page is crafted and inspired by Izaland's sandbox on the Izaki language, with the rules laid out and generated from vulgarlang, a fascinating language generator. Lonely Planet's language guides have also been helpful in laying out the rules in a simplified manner.

Commentary by Zhenkang (talk) 07:34, 31 August 2022 (UTC)

Further considerations for grammar

Assuming by "grammar" you mean syntax, if not then add all of morphology to this list

  • basic transitive construction(s)
  • basic intransitive construction(s)
  • ditransitives
  • simple nominal modification (adjectives, possessives, noun-noun modification [apposition])
  • simple verb phrase modification (spatial, temporal, manner, means, instrument, purpose, etc.)
  • relative clauses
  • complement clauses (complements of verbs of speech, perception, knowledge, emotion, etc.)
  • coordination
  • other subordination strategies (e.g. for manner, means, purpose, cause)
  • valence-changing strategies (e.g. causatives, anticausatives, applicatives, etc.)
  • negation
  • questions (polar, content)
  • focus and topic structures