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I just finished a catalogue of all 532 conlang projects that I have started in my ~14 ears conlanger career. I guess I have to admit that I AM a scrapper [:D] But it's one thing ticke off of my conlanging to do list. My plan is to work out some of these in more detail and not add any more. And answer Eldin's question from the Q&A thread that I started typing an answer to months ago. Sorry, if this post is a bit jumbled. It's the euphoria of finishing the catalogue. [:)]
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Creyeditor wrote: 11 Nov 2020 20:36 I just finished a catalogue of all 532 conlang projects that I have started in my ~14 ears conlanger career. I guess I have to admit that I AM a scrapper [:D] But it's one thing ticke off of my conlanging to do list. My plan is to work out some of these in more detail and not add any more. And answer Eldin's question from the Q&A thread that I started typing an answer to months ago. Sorry, if this post is a bit jumbled. It's the euphoria of finishing the catalogue. [:)]
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I finished the writing page for Nyjichun - https://silvercat.neocities.org/nyji-writing.html

Formal and informal writing, and three different styles based on traditions and writing materials. Plus this: "Later writers created a variety of script or cursive versions, of varying levels of legibility. Many of these were derided for being 'flighty', 'irreverent,' and 'disrepectful of the venerable art of writing'."
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Creyeditor wrote: 11 Nov 2020 20:36 I just finished a catalogue of all 532 conlang projects that I have started in my ~14 ears conlanger career. I guess I have to admit that I AM a scrapper [:D] But it's one thing ticke off of my conlanging to do list. My plan is to work out some of these in more detail and not add any more. And answer Eldin's question from the Q&A thread that I started typing an answer to months ago. Sorry, if this post is a bit jumbled. It's the euphoria of finishing the catalogue. [:)]
532 -- wow! That's more than Farouche claimed to have made!



Anyway, lately I've been working with the list of words that appeared in the top 30,000 list of my friend's corpus with 150 million running words but didn't appear in the top 30,000 list with 130 million running words. I've done lots of useful words, like:

mekrawavi: amenorrhea (me-, negative prefix + krawavi, to menstruate; menstruation)
gwaweseseteg: analysis of variance, ANOVA (gwawe, blank, variable + seseteg, to piece together)
tairakwaneria: aquaponics (tairak, fish + wana, water + -eria, suffix to make an abstract noun out of a concrete word)
krikhbrikh: arrack, arak, toothbrush tree, mustard tree (Salvadora persica)
ukhbredo: athleisure (ukh, off + bredo, field, court)
taglis trils we: to scare the bejesus out of (lit. "to scare high")
znushokitzi: biosolids (znushok, sewage + eritzi, ingredient)
tzahes: bowery
kobolks-vushem: braincase, neurocranium (kobolks, cranium + vushem, brain)
pentzem: burpee
iul na doikhor: Capgras delusion (lit. "droid delusion")
kakelkarskov: cardstock (kakel, card + karstov, thickness)
fazuwi*: cottonseed oil
viovis ad ksektenis: crawlspace (lit. "room for the repairman")
zetho: cyanotype (zethiss, cyanide + -o, clipping suffix)
psikhneks: to decant (take a clone out) (borrowed from the language of an advanced alien civilization, probably a language of Pluos or Nexon)
hesmegoil: to declutter (hes, out + megoil, clutter)
shipizwehisa: distillate (shipiz, to distill, distillation + wehisa, liquid)
vihirskef na Toap: Duchenne muscular dystrophy, DMD (vihirskef, muscular dystrophy; na, of; Toap, Kankonian doctor's surname)
Irpodes: EarPods (borrowing from English)
yazisphusi: electrochemical (yazis, electricity + phusu, chemical + -i, adjective-forming suffix)
siuzyiski: epipen (portmanteau of siushin, adrenaline and zyuzyiski, syringe)
yition: giddyup, tantivy
fazoks: graphics
fazokskulos: graphics processing unit, GPU (fazoks + kulos, circuit)
meadbu: grav, antigravity device (mead, against + bukmub, gravity)
skrevge: greywater, sullage
howo-pumus: handwashing (howo, to wash + pumus, hand)
shudizri: hellstrip
oskhyator: heme (oskhos, oxygen + yator, hemoglobin)
lutitzi: hippodrome (borrowing from a language of Schaza)
tshakt: hiya (said while performing martial arts)
meliu: homebrew, craft beer (me- + liu, business, corporation)
khiugklotzab: hookbill (khiug, hook + klotzab, parrot)
titzabra: horseracing (another Schazan borrowing)
eipsish: initial coin offering, ICO (borrowing from Achel: eips, offer, offering + ish, to be initial)
adphafeli: impeachable (ad, for, to + phafel, to impeach, impeachment + -i)
ufoyanoulombo: intercessory prayer (ufoyan, to change + oulombo, prayer)
brikhtom: kibbeh
artartar: killstreak (artarta, machine gun + -ar, suffix to indicate a way)
dezoghor: kingmaker
dzabetong: kunai
spetria: lamé
aropas: lilypad
Wutsh: Lodz (borrowing from Polish)
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The M-R words in Kankonian!

sizhwakhia: magnetite
flufka: maida flour
tedrobeilos: Marxian unemployment (ted, oppression, to oppress + robeilos, unemployment)
zhourzhourzh: massager (machine)
kalosbidizheria: MIMO (kalos, multiple + bidizho, antenna, aerial + -eria, suffix to make an abstract noun out of a concrete word)
tyemeppyeb: monotype, monoprint; to monotype, to monoprint (from Ciladian roots: tyemep, paper + pyeb, to copy; to multiply; multiplication; spore)
musaka: moussaka (Terran borrowing)
mevriv: dish consisting of layers and lamb and eggplant with doboshatz sauce
somevriv: mevriv in which the lamb is replaced with tapir (portmanteau of somupis, tapir and mevriv)
vobitbakhatz: nailgun (vobit, gun + bakhatz, hammer)
*aiwe-otai: neurochemistry (*aiwe, chemisty + otai, nerve)
wapisha *asigi: nondisclosure agreement (lit. "mutual secret")
bulushzuvaskvong: nonstarter (bulushzuvaski, to weigh down + (hu)vong, airplane)
letzedetis: officeholder (letzedet, office, position + -is, suffix for a person)
lemstobart: to overshare (lem, excessive; excessively, too; too much + stobart, autobiography)
thothulivan: pacer, mechanical pencil, click pencil, retractable pencil (thothu, cat + livan, pencil)
ze*ya-thothu: pacer, mechanical pencil, click pencil, retractable pencil (ze*ya, claw, nail + thothu)
breushaba: paleta (fresh fruit popsicle) (borrowing from Povoian)
zikaf: panko
gaupotin: peewee, magpie-lark, mudlark (Grallina cyanoleuca)
kaluknurizitz: perimenopause; perimenopausal (kaluk, before + nurizitz, menopause)
phumdyuv: phantasm (something as seen before understood) (borrowing from Ciladian phumdyubh: phum, first + dyubh, to see; to look (at); vision, sight, eyesight; to show)
*ek: phew, P.U. (said when something stinks)
ashayatzkaroli: plainspoken (ashayatz, simple + karol, speech, + -i, adjective suffix)
katlim: unipotent
vitlim: oligopotent
shuvarlim: multipotent
dyulim: pluripotent
gikhlim: totipotent (the last five are made of Ciladian roots: kat, one; bhit, few; shubhar, to turn away from; to diverge; dyu, three; gikh; all + lim, potential)
mesalis: popstar (mesal, pop music, shortened from mesalemta (me-, prefix for not + salemta, Classical) + -is)
aknupras: PPV device (borrowing from some advanced alien language)
kalukdekash: prepper (kaluk, before + dekash(akneros), apocalypse)
esgyur: psychodynamics (made from Ciladian roots: es, mind + gyur, battle)
beginiesgyur: psychohistory (begini, history + esgyur)
also: puka shell
trupur: raita
loutekeria: ridership (loutek, to ride (as a passenger) + -eria)
nudzhkezwoving: robocall (nudzhkez, spambot + woving, telephone; to phone, to call; call)
vrata: roebuck, roe deer, chevreuil
vidomulap: Rolodex (portmanteau of vidom, binder and makulap, index)
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S-Z words!

adzipifash: servicer (ad-, prefix for "for" + zipi, through + -fash, agent noun suffix)
obokoad: shiplap
shapeblamfash: simp (shapeblam, to fall for + -fash)
luedes (pl.): skillset (plural of lued, practical)
sne*esh: to snarf (to expel from one's nose while laughing)
gudo: speedster (racing vehicle) (gudum, red + -o, suffix for shortened informal words)
Azgred: Stasi (borrowing from the Dantonese Azgred)
azotozo: gaillardia, blanketflower, sundance
zipiheli: sunshot (zipi + heles, sun + -i, adjective suffix)
luoigisu: supercar (luoi, fire + gisu, wheel)
otaigrekhemfash: synuclein (otai, nerve + grekhem, to build + -fash)
*ito: TDD
Terahot: Terre Haute (borrowing from English)
Akezish: Akezish (city in Hegheos, formerly the home of the Hegheosik Empire's death row)
zipikobolksi: transcranial (zipi + kobolks, cranium + -i)
swetsha: universal basic income, UBI (borrowing from Quispe)
hayazarksi: unachievable (hayaz, star + arksas, to reach + -i . . . obviously coined centuries before Kankonians first flew into space)
fubulretel: undercoat (fubul, under + retel, paint; to paint)
hesfess: unmentioned
bahayushtonu: to upcycle (bahai, up + ushtonu, to recycle)
bulushushtonu or, with haplology, bulushtonu: to downcycle (bulush, down + ushtonu)
paselvis: viner, vinedresser (paselvia, vineyard + -is, suffix indicating a person)
grogit: warband
stikhlob: warder, prison guard
kepo: washi (borrowing from Tentan)
nishikoi: waterman (person skilled in many water sports) (borrowing from a language of the Tzelshas Islands)
ariha: waterslide
waprat: splake, wendigo (trout)
khalwash: wendigo (spirit that lives inside a person and kills her/him)
zideaks: wirecutters
Woudstak: Woodstock (borrowing from English)
Prushtaba: Prushtaba (city in southern Povoi, home to Blintzshai*ap's first music festival)
botlotwa: yardbird (working soldier) (borrowing from a language of Gwasouth, proxy language for Kwemos)
redzgin: yardbird (working soldier) (borrowing from Dantonese)
khekhedasp: yaupon
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Some new Kankonian words for forms of divination and their practitioners:

sethoad: abacomancy
sethoadis: abacomancer
rangatep: kaslipadomancy (divination conducted by letting the beads on a kaslipad (Kankonian version of an abacus) shift)
rangatepis: kaslipadomancer
pugarugid: arachnomancy (Ciladian: pugar, spider + ugid, divination)
pugarugidis: arachnomancer
shumephugid: campeomancy (Ciladian: shumeph, caterpillar + ugid)
shumephugidis: campeomancer
davugid: gaphagomancy (Ciladian: dabh, worm + ugid)
davugidis: gaphagomancer
susugid: myomancy (Ciladian: sus, mouse + ugid)
susugidis: myomancer
vinugid: dipteromancy (Ciladian: bhin, fly + ugid)
vinugidis: dipteromancer
uditugid: xiphomancy (Ciladian: udit, sword + ugid)
uditugidis: xiphomancer
kaphmukugid: xenomancy (Ciladian: kaph-, person who is + muk, unknown + ugid)
kaphmukugidis: xenomancer
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Khemehekis wrote: 27 Nov 2020 21:37 Some new Kankonian words for forms of divination and their practitioners:
Spoiler:
sethoad: abacomancy
sethoadis: abacomancer
rangatep: kaslipadomancy (divination conducted by letting the beads on a kaslipad (Kankonian version of an abacus) shift)
rangatepis: kaslipadomancer
pugarugid: arachnomancy (Ciladian: pugar, spider + ugid, divination)
pugarugidis: arachnomancer
shumephugid: campeomancy (Ciladian: shumeph, caterpillar + ugid)
shumephugidis: campeomancer
davugid: gaphagomancy (Ciladian: dabh, worm + ugid)
davugidis: gaphagomancer
susugid: myomancy (Ciladian: sus, mouse + ugid)
susugidis: myomancer
vinugid: dipteromancy (Ciladian: bhin, fly + ugid)
vinugidis: dipteromancer
uditugid: xiphomancy (Ciladian: udit, sword + ugid)
uditugidis: xiphomancer
kaphmukugid: xenomancy (Ciladian: kaph-, person who is + muk, unknown + ugid)
kaphmukugidis: xenomancer
What about the natriomancers and tympanomancers? The horologomancers and kaleidomancers? The tintomancers and the maculomancers?
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elemtilas wrote: 27 Nov 2020 22:53 What about the natriomancers and tympanomancers? The horologomancers and kaleidomancers? The tintomancers and the maculomancers?
Goodness! Can't say I've heard of any of those. Except for maculomancy, they all get very few if any Google hits.

Do natriomancers look at salt and tympanomancers at drums? Horologomancers at clocks?
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Did you miss oneiromancy?
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Khemehekis wrote: 27 Nov 2020 23:34
elemtilas wrote: 27 Nov 2020 22:53 What about the natriomancers and tympanomancers? The horologomancers and kaleidomancers? The tintomancers and the maculomancers?
Goodness! Can't say I've heard of any of those. Except for maculomancy, they all get very few if any Google hits.

Do natriomancers look at salt and tympanomancers at drums? Horologomancers at clocks?
Natriomancers cast saloscopes: scattering the salt crystals upon the aged surface of the well scrubbed wooden table, the equally aged natriomancer passed her fingers over the large blocky crystals, considering the patterns made by the curious pale pink cubes, and therein found that pattern of our own fate which paralleled that of the salt.

Tympanomancers actually use salt as well, but finely ground: spread some onto a specially made drum that they sing into. The resulting patterns are then read and interpreted.

Horologomancy is fairly complex, technologically speaking. Practitioners use variably geared horologues which, once wound up and set in motion, they observe the motions and interactions of the automata contained within, the patterns of which foreshadow the forthcoming interactions to be participated in here in the world.
eldin raigmore wrote:Did you miss oneiromancy?
I'm actually surprised, now that you mention, to not see that on the list either!
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eldin raigmore wrote: 28 Nov 2020 00:36 Did you miss oneiromancy?
Oneiromancy is asfohel. That word had already been in Kankonian's dictionary for years; my spreadsheet shows it was word number #37,096.

@Elemtilas: So those are all Yeolan forms of divination? Awesome!

I worked on some more forms of divination. Created over 170 words today. My favorite is vyudugid, or amygdalomancy -- divination by almonds (from Ciladian bhyud, almond, and ugid).
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Khemehekis wrote: 28 Nov 2020 01:17
eldin raigmore wrote: 28 Nov 2020 00:36 Did you miss oneiromancy?
Oneiromancy is asfohel. That word had already been in Kankonian's dictionary for years; my spreadsheet shows it was word number #37,096.

@Elemtilas: So those are all Yeolan forms of divination? Awesome!

I worked on some more forms of divination. Created over 170 words today. My favorite is vyudugid, or amygdalomancy -- divination by almonds (from Ciladian bhyud, almond, and ugid).
Don't forget castaniamancy!, divination by observing the mess left behind by exploding chestnuts on the roasting pan.
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Castaniamancy? You know, I also have corylomancy.


Today, I drew some life-forms native to Keitel. I drew 5 viruses, 6 bacteria, 5 algae, 6 protozoa, 6 tlogephlaoms (a kingdom of sessile heterotrophs), and 214 blue plants!

Next time: animals!
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Omphalomancy?
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Got nine of the 21 Maanxmusht letters redone into a nice serif style. The alphabet is also used for some other languages on Thundera. Maanxmusht only uses upper case, but the others have a lower case as well. It's designed but not in the computer yet.

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Khemehekis wrote: 29 Nov 2020 04:38 Castaniamancy? You know, I also have corylomancy.


Today, I drew some life-forms native to Keitel. I drew 5 viruses, 6 bacteria, 5 algae, 6 protozoa, 6 tlogephlaoms (a kingdom of sessile heterotrophs), and 214 blue plants!

Next time: animals!
Can you show us the microiconographs? That would be most instructive!
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silvercat wrote: 04 Dec 2020 09:29 Got nine of the 21 Maanxmusht letters redone into a nice serif style. The alphabet is also used for some other languages on Thundera. Maanxmusht only uses upper case, but the others have a lower case as well. It's designed but not in the computer yet.

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Very prettily done!
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elemtilas wrote: 04 Dec 2020 16:54
Khemehekis wrote: 29 Nov 2020 04:38 Castaniamancy? You know, I also have corylomancy.


Today, I drew some life-forms native to Keitel. I drew 5 viruses, 6 bacteria, 5 algae, 6 protozoa, 6 tlogephlaoms (a kingdom of sessile heterotrophs), and 214 blue plants!

Next time: animals!
Can you show us the microiconographs? That would be most instructive!
Microiconographs? As in, computer images? I actually drew them on paper. I'd have to find a scanner to scan my pictures.
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silvercat wrote: 04 Dec 2020 09:29 Got nine of the 21 Maanxmusht letters redone into a nice serif style. The alphabet is also used for some other languages on Thundera. Maanxmusht only uses upper case, but the others have a lower case as well. It's designed but not in the computer yet.

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Very Cyrillic-looking! And a bit Seussian/Zebra-esque.
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