Lexember 4, 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!3
6 thoughts on “Lexember 4, 2022”
Same language, Kofnea:
Nice! I like the sound of “tsud” for some reason. Also love the glossing of “gunget” as iron-strong, that sounds so cool, haha.
Thank you so much!
Today I did terms for parents (w gender neutral ones coming but I kinda need to arbitrarily decide if I want these to be old terms or more modern inventions etc).
Anyway, 3 variants, roughly corresponding to the “vibe” of the English ones:
Top = more formal but still used by some adults, mid = informal, used by adults and older kids, bottom = used primarily by younger kids.
Mother – avaane /aʋɑ:ne/
Mom – ave /aʋe/ or abe /abe/
Mommy – ve-ve /ʋe-ʋe/ or bebe /bebe/
B variants are especially common for younger kids who can’t pronunce /ʋ/, but some retain it into the mid variant.
Father – onoone /ɔno:ne/
Dad – one /ɔne/
Daddy – ne-ne /ne-ne/
That sounds about right for how words erode (or just haven’t developed yet!). Love them!