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!0
22 thoughts on “Lexember 30”
I have a cold so today’s word is:
eršō = sick, ill, unwell
I feel like this word would be used for “lighter” illness. Colds, tummy aches, maybe even hangovers. Not for, like, serious diseases. But we’ll see.
Blessings! Feel better!
Great word too.
Awww. Feel better! As for the definition of illness, perhaps you could use a modifier for the intensity of the illness (i.e. cold vs. flu or bad cold).
That’s a good point! I’ll keep it in mind.
Nům gůsůggadesk dosnimtifdi. Gůpittadeskfi navan lozzaosučo.
(“Being sick is awful. It pains me that I cannot heal you.”)
^ My attempt at expressing sympathy in Firen. I might have overdone it?
I love this though. Beautifully spoken sympathy.
I’ve spent most of this month being eršō, but since I usually did more than one word when I did do them, I’m doing a compilation post to see if I met 31 for an average of one per day.
I’m at 28 words in 4 languages. Just need to do three more between now and end of tomorrow. That can be done. 😀
Wow, great job!
I really like Sikunn morphology/derivations. Reminds me a bit of Arabic with the vowels changing in derived/related forms.
Some great worldbuilding for Chulotti there! I also love the different “yes” answers depending on the type of question.
That Baganechi “birthday” tradition is really interesting too.
Thank you! I haven’t figured out all of Sikunn’s patterns yet, but I knew that was the direction I wanted to go when the first two words I got were Sikunn the people and Saken the adjective. I had actual fun with all that worldbuilding. So much more to do. The Baganechi thing came up from the same. I’ve got a character with a Chulotti father and a mother who’s Republican and taken Baganechi who still ends up passing along a few bits and pieces of that legacy.
Nice job! The word sheko is the one that drew my attention, esp. with the example of the river being the “blood” of a city. Gives me some ideas…
Thank you! I think it’s one of my favorite meanings for the month, for sure. Have fun with your ideas! May they all play nice!
And here goes one:
Just two words tomorrow and Lexember will not have been a fail.
I love these! The pair of meanings, the way the -t- in the root lenited to -d-, the way they work together. This is awesome.
Thank you very much! When I thought of the second definition, it sparked the noun form quite quickly and it worked very nicely.
These are great!
kofo: to overwhelm, intimidate
Oooh! I really like this.
kaffaṙlattaoaba, to schedule, to predict (lit. “to make divisions in the future”) (Agentive-transitive)
I’ve been trying to make new roots for Lexember, but I think this is a good derived word, so I’m happy with it.
Well, I really like how you derived this. It’s fun. 😀