Lexember 10, 2022

Lexember 10, 2022

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!

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8 thoughts on “Lexember 10, 2022

  1. Ain’t nothing like digging through your old conlang files and realizing you’ve been stomping all over the poor suckers in the mass adrenaline rush of pushing a book with most of the foundation built but poorly organized. That said, the old word for shadow, tsatsa, has been completely replaced by the new one, haras, simply because I’m not changing the character partly named shadow (full names are a lot longer than a single word).

    In other news, an actual new word of the day, lihuela (modern Kofnea-Kolos), means “bones” or “fortress” or “citadel,” as in the initial settlements were originally dubbed the {direction word} bones, but those were purely the original settlement structures, which became fortresses and eventually citadels within larger cities. So Lihuela Hilakha is the Northern Bones, or the Northern Citadel.

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    1. That said, the old word for shadow, tsatsa, has been completely replaced by the new one, haras, simply because I’m not changing the character partly named shadow (full names are a lot longer than a single word).

      Oh yeah, that kind of thing! It happens… Both words are neat but I can see how haras would be easier to use in a longer word like a name.
      Will you reuse tsatsa to mean anything else?

      Very interesting worldbuilding detail in the day’s word.

      I would like to read your book!

       

      1. Tsa shows up a lot of places in partial words, e.g. Tsashengu is actually a case of used to be Tsatsa Shengu, “shadow of the moon”, for the season of nights growing longer.

        I don’t intend to repurpose it, as it comes from an older version of the language. It’s just going to have died out as the word meaning “shadow” specifically.

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