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by KaiTheHomoSapien
08 Jan 2021 00:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11286

Re: Lexember 2020

I enjoyed being introduced to this language, so to speak, over the course of the month. I quite like the look of it! As a side note, I've also been reminded that I don't believe I'm "caught up" with the material you've posted about Lihmelinyan. Thanks shimo [:D] That's my fault because I've present...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
01 Jan 2021 05:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11286

Re: Lexember 2020

31st

ápīr - masc. - year

Cf. Lihmelinyan hékuēr

Well that about wraps it up. I'm proud I was able to do this! 31 Arculese words. In the new year I may present an entirely new conlang. [:)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
30 Dec 2020 19:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11286

Re: Lexember 2020

I really have loved seeing Arculese and Lihmelinyan over the last four weeks. It's a really interesting language. As I've mentioned before the aesthetics remind me of other languages, but yet it still manages to make its own flavour, like in dáikīr and siókei . Creating a language with its own "fla...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
24 Dec 2020 19:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11286

Re: Lexember 2020

For some reason vépos distinctly reminds me of Finnish and Estonian, so I think it's pretty cool that it's primarily used in the allative. I love the mix of aesthetics this language is developing. I remember when I first introduced Lihmelinyan, you said the name sounded Finnish/Estonian. (It does b...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
19 Dec 2020 21:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11286

Re: Lexember 2020

16th bantáris - dinner, supper, meal (in general) Bantáris is the biggest meal of the day and would usually be eaten in the early afternoon as opposed to the evening. It can refer to both the occasion and the food itself. Contrasted with ábris , "breakfast, lunch", which is a lighter meal eaten earl...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
15 Dec 2020 18:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11286

Re: Lexember 2020

Thanks as always for the commentary, Qwed [:)] It motivates me to continue. I haven't developed any kinship terms for Arculese yet, so here are a couple: 13th tān - masc . - son This archaic word is an n-stem masculine noun (underlyingly tan-s). The word appears in Lihmelinyan as well but also in th...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
12 Dec 2020 18:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11286

Re: Lexember 2020

10th sórgīn - masc . - valley A sórgīn (pronounced /'sɔr.çiːn/) is a wide, open valley (cf. Lihmelinyan sárgēn ) as opposed to a small or narrow river valley. The "Vale of Arculis" from which the region of Arculy derives its name is natively called the Sórgīn Arkuleís. 11th álgāti - ā-stem . v . - ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
09 Dec 2020 18:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11286

Re: Lexember 2020

8th sárinth - masc . - lily I've posited that Arculese contains an -nth noun suffix similar to the "Aegean" substrate in Greek that's the source of words like labyrinth, Corinth, etc. 9th álpos - masc . - bear This word is an "Easter egg" in that it's derived from what should be the Greek descendan...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
07 Dec 2020 21:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11286

Re: Lexember 2020

I really like the word thássos because it has a similar aesthetic to Greek thalassa, yet at the same time, it's clearly different in given its derivational use in Kumathássā. It's also really interesting to share the metaphorical use of 'young'.[/spoiler] Thanks for the support Qwed [:)] I knew I w...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
05 Dec 2020 04:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 377
Views: 18045

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Thanks guys [:D] I am planning on a larger inventory than usual for this one. I was thinking of maybe some sandhi rules and putting a little more effort into the "proto-language", which I haven't really attempted before. That should at least help make it a little more than the basic get-it-out-of-th...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
03 Dec 2020 19:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 377
Views: 18045

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

How do you guys make your phonology more interesting and/or complex? Phonology has always been a weak point in my conlangs. The phonological inventories are small, the rules are few, and the pronunciation could be learned in 2 minutes. I don't necessarily want complexity for complexity's sake, but I...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
03 Dec 2020 04:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11286

Re: Lexember 2020

2nd

thássos - green

As in English, thássos can metaphorically mean "young".
Kumathássā - surname, "green hill"

Bonus word:

thánnis - ivory (noun), off-white, ivory-colored (adjective)
Cf. Thannicort (Thannikórtom), capital of Arculy, lit. "ivory tower".
by KaiTheHomoSapien
02 Dec 2020 07:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 11286

Re: Lexember 2020

I decided that I am going to really try and use Arculese for Lexember so I can develop this language further. I haven't even posted a thread for it yet, but I might as well start with a Lexember. Maybe this will motivate me to actually post a thread for it soon. [:)] 1st írkanom - neut . - shoulder ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 Nov 2020 07:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 36723

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Sorry you're feeling demoralized, Qwed. I'm having trouble finding creative motivation as well. I've fallen behind in the novel I'm working on and I've done almost no conlanging in the past few months. It's disappointing to think I won't participate in Lexember either, but it's looking that way so f...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 Nov 2020 07:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 869
Views: 153888

Re: You

I like reading these updates. And considering that I was only 16 when I posted my original answer to this question and I'm now 20, I figure it's time for an update: Alias(es) : Kai. I'm "KaiTheHuman" on a few sites. Location : Bay Area, California (grew up in Napa Valley, attend college in the Bay, ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
27 Oct 2020 17:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 36723

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Getting ready for NaNoWriMo this year. Personally I always struggle get above 2 pages a day, so I'm intimidated by the ~1700 words per day I will need. Anyone done NaNo in the past? I've never completed NaNoWriMo, but I've attempted it twice and both times allowed to get started on a significant no...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
19 Oct 2020 01:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!
Replies: 222
Views: 89779

Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Te sárdami rin zábresi. Zábre mélgin Lihmelīnyās!

not understand-1.SG.PRES. what-ACC say-2.SG.PRES say-IMPER language-ACC Lihmelinya-GEN

Literally: I understand not what you say. Speak the tongue of Lihmelinya!
by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Oct 2020 05:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 91
Views: 10222

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

Well, so...back to the topic [:D]

The Dákrā Sea is named after my childhood mishearing of "aristocracy" as the name of a body of water: the Eris Dakra Sea. lol. There's nothing particularly aristocratic about this body of water, but that is its name nonetheless.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Oct 2020 00:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 75272

Re: Weird Dream Thread

^This just makes me feel that my own dreams are so very mundane. But even then I can differentiate between a few dream types. One, the most common, that take place in familiar locations or what I recognize to be familiar locations (my house, my school, my vacation home, my grandparents' house, my ne...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 Oct 2020 21:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 75272

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I had a language-related dream last night. I was in high school and observing an awards ceremony. One student received an award for solving this complicated word problem but it was revealed he hadn't actually finished it. I took a look at the sheet, thinking maybe I could solve it. The assignment wa...