I'm not surprised if there all some languages that have 11 fricatives. However, what I was getting at is the admonition frequently conveyed on conlanging boards that making conlangs with many fricatives is a common newbie mistake because on Earth only the Indo-European languages have so many fricatives. Of course, the Afro-Asiatic languages do too.
I always thought that Kankonian is supposed to be the language of the Lehola galaxy, hence not earthly.
spoken in the Lehola Galaxy and unrelated to Earth languages. But some conlang advice-givers admonish against using any feature that is found only in Indo-European languages. (Another flaw with this is that Afro-Asiatic languages are also fricative-heavy -- just look at Hebrew, Arabic or Ancient Egyptian.)
I like fricatives, so every language featuring many of them is interesting. I even wouldn't call it a ''mistake'', at least unless all the rest is noobish, too.
For the most part, the languages of Lehola avoid being too Indo-European. For example, none of the alphabets, abjads, abugidas or syllabaries that developed on Kankonia have mixed-case systems. The Kankonian words for "capital" and "lower-case", as a matter of fact, are borrowed from the Epselet language spoken in the Tumarosphere countries on the planet Saros.
I thought that, too. Read that in a Gaelic grammar. But this is Welsh. I'm in lesson 6 now. They only told how to say ''yes'' or ''no'' using different words for each tense.
I shall never take down my website. I won't delete my grammar or my dictionary either, as 30,000 words is too many to unceremoniously put into the Recycle Bin.
Yes, 30,000 words is quite a lot. Congratulations on having reached that point, especially as you reached it so soon after the 25,000 milestone.
:Takes a bow: Thanks. It took just under a year to get from the 25,000-word milestone to the 30,000-word milestone. I think I'll relax now and go at a more leisurely pace ("go along easily", as they say in Kesh). I still have to do a write-up on all the dialects of Kankonian. (Being the universal language of Kankonia, Kankonian covers a lot of land area and has accrued a great number of dialects and subdialects. Of course, with the level of global communications everywhere, it keeps the dialects from becoming unintelligible. Steven Pinker mentions a prediction someone made that American and British English would become mutually unintelligible in a few hundred years, and Pinker argues against the prediction because international communications have sped up too much, as compared to since the Germanic languages originally diverged.)
Skimmed over the beginning of your Kankonian grammar few weeks ago. Reminded me on lingua ignota, somewhat.
Interesting! I've never heard Kankonian compared to Lingua Ignota. I've heard it compared to Japanese, with its lack of cases on nouns (adpositions do the work) and lack of number/person marking on verbs, combined with agglutinative verbs like "abamizosen" (eat+PASSIVE+FUTURE+PAST = was going to eat). It also has some Germanic traits, such as the ability of prepositions to go without objects under some circumstances.
But did you check the date on my post?
Yes, it was the second of April, hence ''safe''.
I figured that even if everyone's CBB is set to a certain time zone, you'd figure that I lived in California (as you know from when we wrote the letter to Ursula K. Le Guin) and would mentally calculate the time and date in my time zone vis-a`-vis your own time zone.