Lexember 10

Lexember 10

Welcome to the Lexember Challenge!

Every year, conlangers can take the opportunity for the month of December to challenge ourselves to add a new word to our conlang’s lexicon.

What word have you coined today? Any cultural or associated worldbuilding notes? Tell us about your inspiration!

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7 thoughts on “Lexember 10

  1. Catching up from yesterday:

    linna, to skip unintentionally, to pass over (strictly divalent, which is not just for violent words, nomma “to want” is also in this agreement category)

    See, I planned it! Skipping yesterday was just a ploy to make this coinage ironically appropriate! (I didn’t actually plan it. I forgot.)

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  2. Also playing catch-up, some Chulotti swear words because clearly that’s the important thing to come up with (my characters!).

    1. ipoka • [ i.’po.kə ] • n. vulgar. imbecile, fool
    2. feyeg • [ ‘fej.əg ] • n. vulgar. serpent’s tongue, analogous to “bull”
    3. bagoka •  [ ‘bɑg.o.kə ] • n. the name of the mythological wilderness of emptiness where souls wander without food, water, or ability to die in Chulotti mythology; frequently used as a curse or swear word

    And dialect of Kachan that the northern Chulotti clans speak is called Aban. In which a question word gets used for it’s actual original meaning.

    he • [ he ] • part. yes, yeah, that’s so, lit. truth

  3. New word:

    doshtalu [doʃ.ˈtɑ.lu]
    n. fem (pl ~ne)

    1. the customs, arts, and achievements of a particular people or social group; culture
    2. tradition; folklore; oral history

    New phrase:

    shina shinalhar [ʃin.ˈɑ ʃi.nɑl.ˈhɑɾ]
    idiomatic expression

    1. “Laugh well.”
      Laughter is considered the greatest healer in Lorthoan culture (doshtalu); therefore a parting phrase in Lortho is “Laugh well.” It is used both as a departing message or as a “good luck” for someone about to start a new adventure.
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