Lexember 6, 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
3 thoughts on “Lexember 6, 2022”
This was a bit of a ride.
So yesterday someone on Mastodon asked what airplane is if a space ship is a “rising vessel”. At first I came up with “warwar” /waɹwaɹ/ for flying, as an onomatopoetic word imitating flapping wings (through greenery, probably).
But a small bird flapping to a bush is maybe not that similar to an airplane. So even though I already posted the word on Masto (and here) I deleted and I tried again lmao.
Came up with:Enjakh eleyos /eɲakʰ elejɔs/ (or just “eleyos”) which parses more as “gliding vessel”. Referring to “airplane” and whatever vessels are invented after airplanes for in-atmosphere air travel (since this is a Star Trek conlang).
I haven’t actually worked out how verbs work here yet, but now I have two (not sure if these are the base word forms or not):”Eley” for flying as in gliding (big, graceful birds, airplanes etc)and”Warwar” for flying as in flapping (small birds, less graceful birds probably).
I love all of them!
Thank you 😀