Lexember 3, 2020

Lexember 3, 2020

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!


6 thoughts on “Lexember 3, 2020

  1. My Lexember word of the day is par meaning “ear”.

    Example sentence:

    paro-leo i-kāe (your ears are round)

    or if you want to be really polite

    paro-eltol i-kāe

    I have a politeness distinction for the pronouns on the 2p singular, and the second version is quite formal.

  2. I missed yesterday due to a migraine, and then didn’t get around to posting this here until very late so this will just be a quick post without much of a write-up like on the first. But that’s mostly fine, because today random chance selected Firen, a much more straightforward language than Jafren, and the word is fairly straightforward as well.

    Firen’s new word for today is: tonrotuf /tón.ʀó.tuɸ/, “chance” (as in “a game of chance”), “randomness”.

    The only thing worth noting is that I apparently hadn’t been consistently applying vowel harmony to the -tif (abstract) gender inflection, so it still feels a little weird to say “-tuf” instead. (Also, I decided to coin a word with this meaning because nothing else imminently came to mind and my language selections this year are, well, by chance.)

    Oh, and instead of a die with equal probabilities for all four options, I decided to do a weighted approach which should keep the number of words I do for each relatively even over the month. (Essentially a “marble bag” approach to randomness, with 10 “marbles” for each language. But I won’t actually remove the last one so no language’s chance will ever drop to zero.)

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