Currently I have a very simple proto-language which I'm trying to evolve. For example:
slishi hu ho shofli shofli pfufi tushi repair person tool fish.V fish.V succeed cause Person repairs fish net to have abundant catch.
However, this seems to be confusing and unwieldy, so I'm assuming that native speakers would feel the same and would attempt:
- To change tushi into something similar to 'so that' combining two sentences where one causes another.
- To change pfufi into an adverb - successfully
Something like (for example):
slishi hu ho shofli tushu shofli nshi pfufe he repair person tool fish.V so.that fish.V AUX.FUT successfully 3.PRO Person repairs fish net so that he will have an aboundant catch
Note that tushi (to cause) has been changed into tushu (so that) to make a conjunction and pfufi (to succeed) into pfufe (successfully) to make an adverb.
However I'm not sure what a natural way of doing this would be. Most guides for conlangs suggest to apply phonological evolution rules universally, so I'm not sure if it is natural to diverge [-i] into [-ɨ/e] and then [-u/e] to derive an adverb/preposition/conjunction and suggest to evolve the adverbs from nouns or verbs, but they don't provide guides for creating a derivation systems (that I found).
If this helps, the language later/earlier evolves tenses by adding the pronouns - ignoring other changes that happened in between:
slishi-he hu ho shofli tushu shofli nshi pfufe he repair-1 person tool fish.V so.that fish.V AUX.FUT successfully 3.PRO Person repairs fish net so that he will have an aboundant catch