A few minutes late, here are some words on ending and beginning:
bénita [ˈbenita] v - begin (sth); open (sth) (< béniti "opening" + -a, verbalizer)
hòum [ˈhɔu̯m] v - begin (middle voice) (< *paum)
surti [ˈsurti] v - end, finish, come to an end (< surza + -ti, inchoative)
surtio [ˈsurti̯o] v - end, finish, bring to an end (< surza + -tio, causative)
hòumnara [ˈhɔu̯mnara] n/adj - beginning; starting (< hòum + -(V)nara, deverbal)
surza [ˈsurza] n/adj - end; ending, finished (< *surza)
Óržina binétak kað.
[ˈorʒina biˈnetak ˈkað]
órži-(V)na bénita-k kað
drink-INF begin.PST-1S.NOM water.ABS
I began to drink the water.
Surtiavit ginda uržidammim.
[surˈti̯avit ˈginda urʒiˈdammim]
surtio-it ginid-a uržidam-m-im
finish-PLU woman-ERG drink-3S-GEN
The woman had finished her drink.
— Houmnaksar vèiti. — Houmnarar vèiti.
[hou̯mˈnaksar ˈvɛi̯ti | hou̯mˈnarar ˈvɛi̯ti]
hòumna-ak-za=r vèiti | hòumna-za=r vèiti
beginning-LOC-PRED=COP night.ABS | beginning.ABS-PRED=COP night.ABS
— The night is beginning. — The night has begun./It is nighttime.
— Suraksar vèiti. — Surzar vèiti.
[suˈraksar ˈvɛi̯ti | ˈsurzar ˈvɛi̯ti]
sur-ak-za=r vèiti | sur-za=r vèiti
end-LOC-PRED=COP night.ABS | end.ABS-PRED=COP night.ABS
— The night is ending. — The night is over.
In the last two pairs of sentences, note how an abstract noun (like hòumnara and surza) in the locative case communicates a fleeting or changing state, while the same noun in the absolutive implies a lasting or unchanging state.
It's funny how these subconscious preferences reveal themselves. I realized that Iluhsa had only one word beginning with /n/. That was why I made my words for "lamp" and "star" néli and niliksi.shimobaatar wrote: ↑31 Dec 2020 06:02 I realized recently that I'd gone almost the entire month without creating any words for Gán Vẽi beginning with /t/, either for main Lexember entries or for example sentences. All other initial consonant phonemes were represented, both in main entries and in the examples, and there were words with coda /t/, but somehow there weren't any with /t/ in the onset of the syllable. I also realized that none of the words I'd used for main entries had the rimes /Vc u e o iw uj/ or the high-level tone. I decided to rectify all of these gross injustices today with two three-word items.