Lexember 6, 2019

Lexember 6, 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!


4 thoughts on “Lexember 6, 2019

  1. Today, to make up for missing the last two days (I had a very severe migraine), I coined several new words for various significant metals. Before, I had:

    • list:  iron, metal
    • sallist: silver
    • zoklist: gold

    So today I expanded it to include:

    • kun: bronze
    • tago: brass
    • sůsse: tin
    • čom: copper
    • jisai: zinc
    • maṙd: steel

    The reason the old metals, silver and gold, are compounds is because they are named for their colors. Well, etymologically, I’m sure the colors were named based on the metals, but list was added to those names to clarify and then became standard.

    I was going to make it so that list also meant “bronze” instead of “iron”, but then I realized that it would interfere with my worldbuilding around religious symbolism and I didn’t want to change the Iron Aspect’s name from Ralistaṙ to Rakunaṙ. I guess I just didn’t write down that I was already using list to mean iron, so I did that now.

    I don’t know exactly how I’m going to define the difference between iron and steel. The English definition is rather subtle, actually. But since I’m not a metallurgist, I may just copy the definitions used in English.

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