Lexember 31, 2021

Lexember 31, 2021

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!


3 thoughts on “Lexember 31, 2021

  1. Well, it’s the 31st already. It really snuck up on me this year. I suppose I might as well try to make up for missing the last 3 days by coining a few related words all together.

    kovva v. (strictly-divalent) “to cook”, probably related to kofso, “fire”, though I haven’t determined if there’s a generalizable pattern here.
    kovvoso n. “cook (occupation)”

    tos v. (strictly-divalent) “to bake”, from which are derived…
    tosso n. “baker” (this is technically a zero-derivation, as -so is a gender inflection, although in fact I derived it as tos+te+se, (-te is the agentive suffix) with vowel harmony and lenition turning it into tossoso, and then I just dropped the middle syllable because it just felt unweildly)
    tosu n. “oven”
    tosao n. “cake”
    tosoṙ n. “pastry”
    tosulon n. “bakery” (lit. “oven-place”)

    pok n. “bread”

    jinna v. (patientive-transitive) “to mill”, which I based on jinnai, “flour”.

    Sli panfanzaimnao! Happy new year! I hope you all have some delicious tosoṙa to celebrate!


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