Having had no preparation time, I had to begin today by making up my first set of example words. In the introduction post I mentioned that I use a differently organized version of Table 5, one that better suits me. I have now finished creating a virtual version this re-organized table, and I'm following its order when picking the words for the day. Click the image below to get to the html site. The cells are all empty so everyone can fill them with their own words if they want.
Today I learned the following words (in all four perspectives):
a section of a river
the beginning of a mountain
the end of a path
a gradually petering out flow of water
a gradual onset of daytime (dawn?)
afpçal afpçat afpçaţ afpçac
aklás aklád akládh aklacká
âsmamtôx âsmapkôx âsmapqôx âsmafstôx
eskʰat'a eskʰatʰ eskʰac'a eskʰappsa
aklakca aklakča aklabdha aklabża
ożakc'a ożakč'a ożakcʰa ożakčʰa
Even though I would only need to learn about 18 Ca per day, the way my table is set up works better with 24 per day, which is equal to one row of my Table 5.
Lastly, if anyone following along notices any mistakes, do let me know!
Progress: 24/1728 = 1,4 %
Today I had no chance to learn any new words, but I did practice the Day 1 words more. I'm using Quizlet now for the initial drilling. Quizlet offers a variety of ways to test yourself and you can create private decks. I definitely recommend it. After I feel I have some familiarity with the new words I move them over into Anki for the longterm memory. Some words are way harder than others, some affixes stick almost immediately, others elude me repeatedly and will probably continue to do so several times during the next review sessions. There are some patterns in the affixes, especially in my Table 5 order. Sometimes these patterns are the only thing saving me from getting overwhelmed already at this early stage. I'm technically behind by 12 affixes now. I'll have to gradually work my way back to being even. What can I say? The challenge is turning out extremely difficult. Preparing the affix example words and entering the data into Quizlet and Anki alone takes up way more time than I expected, and actually learning the words is harder than I thought as well. This would all be much easier to handle time-wise if I had had time to prepare the flashcards beforehand. Let's see how much I can get done tomorrow.
Progress: 24/1728 = 1,4 %
I was expecting to learn the UNIPLEX + ASSOCIATIVE affixes today, but thinking about it I concluded that these combinations are rarely useful, and I don't want to start by learning the most useless Ca. Therefore I skipped ahead to the DUPLEX Ca, and I was delighted to discover that they are very similar to the UNIPLEX Ca with just a consonant doubled or added. The only completely different set are the four DUPLEX+GRADUATIVE ones.
I'm wondering if I should do the next configuration tomorrow, or learn the other affiliations of the DUPLEX first.
eqaļta some pairs of people
eqaţţa pairs of people in general
eqacca everything having to do with pairs of people
pʰassa the midst of a pair of trees
pʰadva some middles of pairs of trees
pʰaddha the midst of a pair of trees in general
pʰačka everything having to do with the midst of a pair of trees
aktamt'á the former member of a pair of rocks
aktapk'á some former members of pairs of rocks
aktapq'á former members of pairs of rocks in general
aktafc'á everything having to do with former members of pairs of rocks
evlaļt'ik the latter member of a pair of bottles
evlaļtʰik some latter members of pairs of bottles
evlacc'ik latter members of pairs of bottles in general
evlarpsik everything having to do with latter members of pairs of bottles
uňgalkça a fading-in pair of clouds
uňgarçça some fading-in pairs of clouds
uňgaxpfa fading-in pairs of clouds in general
uňgarpssa everything having to do with fading-in pairs of clouds
altʰack'á a fading-out pair of angels
altʰačk'á some fading-out pairs of angels
altʰackʰá fading-out pairs of angels in general
altʰačkʰá everything having to do with fading-out pairs of angels