I’ve been doing a bit of conlang over on Patreon this month as I play with people’s names in Reiassan and their post-Edally titles.
But I realized that a core concept of Calenyen, the language, had no word: Use
Time to fix that!
Calenyen has three grammatical genders:
Useful/of Use – toka
Useless/with no use – tyok
Beyond use – etok
-tok- is used only in this setting and for nothing else. Discussing use as -tok- is a philosophical concept that is intensely important to the Calenyena from their goat-herding days through to their Industrial Revolution and beyond.