Lexember 16, 2019

Lexember 16, 2019

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!


2 thoughts on “Lexember 16, 2019

  1. Two new words for the 16th:

    1. ENJURI (eŋɵri) noun tomorrow; yesterday
      Used adverbially with we (at, by)
    2. KEMURI (kemɵri) noun • overmorrow; day before yesterday
      Used adverbially with we (at, by)

    These are composed of one/two + day, and as you can see each can be used to either mean one/two days after the day of speaking or one/two days before. The distinction is made by the verbs being used (future particle v past tense) or, if no verb is present in the immediate context, an adverb like after or before maybe used.

    The construction is sort of productive, so you could say “five-day” to mean five days ago or five days later, but only certain combinations are conventionalized, like for weeks and months (whose lengths I haven’t determined yet, thus I don’t know the words yet).

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