Lexember 7

Lexember 7

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!


11 thoughts on “Lexember 7

  1. Yesterday, I ended up going to bed in the middle of the day, out sick. This morning, I made up for it!

    Chulotti language:

    1. aekh • [ aəç ] • interj., no or hardly, with incredulity, disbelief, or other strong feeling of negative surprise
    2. a’kch • [ ɑʔx ] • part., yes, in response to a positively framed question
    3. mikach • [ mi.’kɑtʃ ] • n. period of young adulthood or adolescence immediately following childhood, generally during which physical development still occurs, the exact window of which varies by region and culture
    4. ahlet • [ ‘ɑɦ.lət ] • n. a initial period of training and mastery of a given skill, during which proficiency is gained but not expected and mistakes are often plentiful

    Sikunn language:

    1. ahlotef • [ aɦ.’lot.ɛf ] • adj. vulgar. having sex, used as a swear word

    Baganechi language:

    1. emausa • [ ɛ.’maʊ.sa ] • n. the Baganechi “year-day”, equivalent to the celebrating of a birthday, on which the person whose emausa it is has the right to claim one possession from the band or family treasury (or communal possessions) as their own; for kosnechi, or the “taken” or adopted, this is celebrated annually on the date they were brought into the family (itself a first emausa where they are permitted to claim three personal possessions), whereas for usnechi, or the “born” members of the family, it is celebrated on the anniversary of their first formal contribution to the treasury.
      1. People are probably daēbū-ing from the wūv (smoke, previous word)–there are fires in my area so lots of people are staying home and not going to work these last few days. :S

        Anyway, new word is imp; sweet foodstuff, dessert. Maybe related to imhē (taste/smell/feel good)?

  2. My new words for the day:

    shidaro (shidar-) [ʃi.ˈdɑ.ɾo] v.

    1. to teach, mentor; guide

    moshidari, u [mo.ʃi.ˈdɑ.ɾi. -u]   pl. moshidareni, -u [mo.ʃi.dɑ.ˈɾɛ.ni, -u]   n. masc, -fem  

    1. teacher, mentor; guide
  3. Today’s new word for Firen is:

    Haffa, to break, to be broken. (Patientive-transitive. Which means it’s not a classical ‘verb of violence’ because those are generally strictly divalent. So maybe there’ll be another word that’s more like ‘to damage’, which would be a verb of violence, or maybe this is the only such verb. “Break” refers more to a state of being than to an action, I think, so for a v-o-v analogue perhaps you’d just use ‘hit’ or something.)

  4. Almost missed the 7th but, better late than never!


    Word of the day: næn, to play. The connotation here would be children playing and mis-chief making, and also probably animals frolicking or acting in a playful way (possibly including mating displays). Would not have the music-related meaning or the acting-related one from English, and I’m unsure if it would apply to sports.

    Example sentance:

    nænwas om njējoju 

    The children play. Word for word: play-past-3pPL the child-plainPL


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