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by Iyionaku
11 Jan 2021 11:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Funny language notes
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Funny language notes

I still have the very first grammar page of Yélian, dated of March 13, 2014. Of course, everyone has to start somewhere, and linguistics isn't exactly taught at school, but from a more experienced perspective, some of it reads hilarious. Nouns are formed totally normally. Ok, Iyion, and what's that ...
by Iyionaku
01 Jan 2021 13:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

Re: Lexember 2020

Thank you for everyone who participated in the Lexember this year! In total (with additional words), I created 101 new words in Yélian this Lexember. If you have a semi-developed conlang like I do (by "semi-developed" I mean that it's not in the incubator anymore, but it's not exactly Kankonian eith...
by Iyionaku
31 Dec 2020 10:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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Alas, the last word for the year! Lexember 31st - Yélian vendecam [vənˈdeːkɐm] - toast Etymology: venda "to fry, roast" + tecam "bread" Additional new words for the example sentence: ʻéniela [ˈʔeːnɪ̯əlɐ] - paprika (green or yellow), paprika powder Etymology: cross-derived from iʻeni "pepper" + ela "...
by Iyionaku
30 Dec 2020 10:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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Lexember 30th - Yélian meyeia [məˈʃeːɪ̯ɐ] - to fast (abstain from food voluntarily) Etymology: meyé "sacrifice" + verbalizer -ia USAGE NOTE: if you want to emphasize what you're abstaining from (if it's not everything), you need to use the preposition can "for" muyasina [ˌmuːʃɐˈsiːnɐ] - fasting per...
by Iyionaku
29 Dec 2020 12:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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I know what stollen and lebkuchen are, but I've never heard of langos. Is that a Hungarian food? EDIT : Any word for "pfeffernuss"? Yep! It's a a deep fried flatbread with sour cream, cheese and garlic (and other variants) that for some reason surfaced on every Christmas Market in my region. And no...
by Iyionaku
28 Dec 2020 11:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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I really love the example sentence here! It doesn't sound like a stilted example sentence, but like something that a person, perhaps a businessman stuck at an airport shouting over the phone, would say. Thank you! It was a pain in the back to write this sentence, and I needed to coin half the words...
by Iyionaku
27 Dec 2020 11:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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Lexember 27th - Yélian acadsóline [aːkɐdˈsoːlɨnə] - civil war Etymology: acad "citizen-, national, people's" + sóline "war" Æn'acadsólinæméricanian yiperblodut aquis an'acadienartodan yicivuvʻi an'acadie liyd deo valarnúm yivaglobet æ'crayosé. [ənˌaːkɐdˈsoːlɨnəˈmeːɾɨkɐnɪ̯ɐn ɕɨpəɾˈbloːdʉt ˈaːkɨs ɐnɐ...
by Iyionaku
26 Dec 2020 11:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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Lexember 26th - Yélian cena [ˈkeːnɐ] - to praise, commend Etymology: cross-derivation from the root *(l)cn-, cognates include locan "much", can "for", cenia "to be worth" or loclém "banqueting hall, royal hall" Barcai tan ivabarcei? Væt, cenai sao ravel, cut ciletarai pi bei verdelota. [ˈbaɾkaɪ̯ ta...
by Iyionaku
25 Dec 2020 08:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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Lexember 25th - Yélian tápuʻat [ˈtaːpʉʔɐt] - custom, rite, convention, folkway Etymology: uncertain - either tat "occurrance" or tal "event indicator" + puʻat "old", but this might be a folk etymology instead. Some sources point to Caelian dyabwet "tradition". Pun reo aoda vut ciavet tápuʻat pi tol...
by Iyionaku
24 Dec 2020 11:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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Lexember 24th - Yélian pereyiano [ˌpeːɾəˈɕɪ̯aːno] - "fall-asleep thoughts", the kinds of thoughts you have shortly before falling asleep, having too many makes you ponder Etymology: pereʻa "to fall asleep" + yiano "thought, train of thought" Nat iytsanai desiý perínevai, treinai pereyianoparatan. [...
by Iyionaku
23 Dec 2020 10:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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Vail noc attendr, i te sporn total ! Don’t bother, she’s way out of your league! /ˈvel nɔk aˈtɛn.dr̩ | i te ˈspɔrn toˈtal/ I have to admit that I haven't followed your posts closely yet, but now that I see this, I might really have to go back and study all your posts. I tried to speak it with the I...
by Iyionaku
22 Dec 2020 10:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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Lexember 22nd - Yélian leʻitòivanasé [ˌleʔɨˌtɔʊ̯ʋɐnɐˈseː] - liberalism Etymology: ultimately from tòivan "freedom" leʻitòivan "freedom and equality", derived from leʻi "equal" + tòivan leʻitòivanas "liberal", derived from leʻitòivan + adjectivizer -as leʻitòivanasé finally is derived from leʻitòiva...
by Iyionaku
21 Dec 2020 09:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

Re: Lexember 2020

Weekly Wrap Up Like the past weeks, I'm just gonna give some appreciative comments to everyone who participated in Week 3 (by order of first participation in the week). Iyionaku: Lexember 12th - Yélian vástia [ˈvastɪ̯ɐ] - wilderness Etymology: From vast "wild" + location suffix -ia I just realized ...
by Iyionaku
20 Dec 2020 20:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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Lexember 20th - Yélian beitneset [bɛɪ̯tˈneːsət] - synagogue Etymology: From Hebrew בֵּית כְּנֶסֶת "beit k'neset" - synagogue U'beitneset væ Búdapest yalenbut. [ʉbɛɪ̯tˈneːsət və ˈbuːdɐpəst ʃɐˈlenbʉt] DEF.INAN=synagogue in PROP very-beautiful-COP.3SG.INAN The synagogue of Budapest is very beautiful. ...
by Iyionaku
19 Dec 2020 15:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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Lexember 19th - Yélian tetmuyats [tətˈmuːʃɐt͡s] - gullible, credulous Etymology: tet "fast" + muya "to eat" + adjectivizer -ts . Literally "fast-eating", like a person who eats whatever they are served. Reo quepènotetmuyats yivanarseliet tyilafi can tyavunbet vat cascar o'bela. [ɾeː.o kəˈpɛnɔ̈tətˌm...
by Iyionaku
18 Dec 2020 16:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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Lexember 18th - Yélian siyva [ˈsa̯iːʋa] - sink Etymology: siyva "camel"; The first primitive sinks in Shelliania used a technology similar to how camels store their water, and only could store a finite amount. Yanàlbalt pi renim teriys ritniypbit. Renut tyaifit pun siyva. [ʃɐˈnɐlbɐl‿pi ˈɾeːnɨm ˈteː...
by Iyionaku
17 Dec 2020 10:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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Lexember 17th - Yélian ègerbica (can te'at) [ˈɛxəɾˌbiːkɐ] - to stand up (for so.) Etymology: from ègera "to protect" + bica "to say" Liydevon diyùidamveit nat to yáibal can tem cidiyèigerbicvet. [la̯iːˈdeːʋɔ̈n dɨˈʃuːdɐmvɛɪ̯t nat to ˈʃaɪ̯bɐl kɐn tem kɨdˈɕɛɪ̯xəɾˌbikvɨt] propably COND-PST-punish-COND....
by Iyionaku
16 Dec 2020 11:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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Lexember 16th - Yélian ivæscon [ɨˈʋœskɔ̈n] - chimney (chiefly the tube-like part on top of the roof that directs the smoke out of the building) Etymology: From ivór "chimney" + escon "stone" Additional words/structures for the example sentence: bicats [ˈbikɐt͡s] - evidential prefix used for actions...
by Iyionaku
15 Dec 2020 10:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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Lexember 15th - Yélian alban [ˈalbɐn] - garlic [Kingdom standard] áliban [ˈalɨbɐn] - garlic [Provinces standard] Etymology: new root (derived from my local falafel restaurant) Vat itrop ocverdet un'alban. [vɐt ˈitɾɔ̈p ɔ̈kˈveɾdət ʉnˈalbɐn] DEM sauce exagerrate-3SG DEF.INAN=garlic This sauce contains...
by Iyionaku
14 Dec 2020 06:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11225

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I fell behind a little bit with the weekend, but here we go! Lexember 12th - Yélian vástia [ˈvastɪ̯ɐ] - wilderness Etymology: From vast "wild" + location suffix -ia I just realized that in my dictionary on my work laptop the word didn't exist, but in my dictionary on my home PC there was already a w...