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by Khemehekis
26 Feb 2024 00:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 699
Views: 202597

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Finished looking for missing Kankonian words today -- for the past few hours, I've been doing X, Y and Z! A small section of English's lexicon be it may, I still got 72 new words. A sampling: tthedingizshuyesshiat : xenograft, heterograft ( tthedingiz , graft + shuyesshiat , interspecies) zhoarsomon...
by Khemehekis
25 Feb 2024 06:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 699
Views: 202597

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I finished looking for missing W-words in my Kankonian dictionary, and got over 125 new words. A sampling: gregred : gregred (coming-of-age ritual for Skark boys that involved hunting in the forest alone) (Skark borrowing) wiabu : Wapanese, weeaboo (English borrowing) ikiyau : war cry oshowei dohak ...
by Khemehekis
25 Feb 2024 02:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1360
Views: 356386

Re: Other Creativity

Yeah . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd0cT7Dnpt8

"So you think electronic music is boring . . . you think it's stupid . . . you think it's repetitive. Well, it IS rep-repetitive . . ."
by Khemehekis
25 Feb 2024 02:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1360
Views: 356386

Re: Other Creativity

I listened to it before I read your spoiler and thought it was electronica/EDM. I thought, "Cool! I like Clean Bandit, and SHAED, and Empire of the Sun, and Lady Gaga, and they're all electronica, so electronica's not bad!" Then I noticed your spoiler. I opened it, and saw it was prog-rock...
by Khemehekis
23 Feb 2024 23:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs

Arayaz wrote: 23 Feb 2024 23:29 I think one language has an idiom "touch the middle toe" for "do something impossible."
This sounds vaguely familiar . . .
by Khemehekis
23 Feb 2024 23:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs

Arayaz wrote: 23 Feb 2024 22:20
Khemehekis wrote: 23 Feb 2024 21:39Domeheads have five finges on each hand and four toes on each foot.
Huh, so do Mark Rosenfelder's Almeans. Some of them use octodecimal too.
The Almeans? [O.O] I never knew that!
by Khemehekis
23 Feb 2024 21:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs

A number of the sapient species who live in the Lehola Galaxy are not pentadactylous like a typical human, and as a result there are many different bases across my Leholangs. The Reds are tetradactylous, so Hapoish is octal. The ilti, the bansak, and the an~ak are sexdactylous, so Javarti, Palang, a...
by Khemehekis
22 Feb 2024 07:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Reconstruction Relay 2024 (Signups continuing)
Replies: 72
Views: 3685

Re: CBB Reconstruction Relay 2024 (Signups continuing)

Yeah. I asked a question on verb categories in my mailing group, and so far I haven't gotten any answers. I'd like to create some verbs for my ring's lexicon, but I need that help first.
by Khemehekis
22 Feb 2024 07:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 699
Views: 202597

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Up until today, Kankonian had only one sentence tag: isnaloshas , which translates as "I assume". Recently I realized it wouldn't work for some types of "isn't it?" questions, and so today I added a new tag to the Kankonian language. I wrote up these new rules in my Kankonian gra...
by Khemehekis
22 Feb 2024 05:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Lehola Galaxy Megathread
Replies: 53
Views: 20049

Re: Lehola Galaxy Megathread

Today I created the ya ya nang, a red flower of Chatony that grows on graves, Chatony being where the nila bioswath (Dorsals) live. It's my first non-animal creation for that planet and bioswath. I needed the word to provide an etymon for "vulture", as in one who profits from another's/oth...
by Khemehekis
22 Feb 2024 04:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 699
Views: 202597

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Today I looked for missing V-words! Got more than 80 new Kankonian words. A sampling: shiroshwiro : vajayjay (slang for birth canal) ( adshiros , vagina/birth canal with shw- reduplication) himishukhihei : values dissonance (borrowing from Shaleyan himishukhihey : himish , value(s) (moral) + khihey ...
by Khemehekis
22 Feb 2024 03:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 131
Views: 34893

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

In Ruykkarraber, anadeu means "strange" or "weird." It's an easter egg for ANADEW. I was lucky with this, since while anadeu is not a valid root, adeu is ─ and I happened to already have a prefix an- . (It's a generic negator; adeu means "normal" or "expected.&quo...
by Khemehekis
21 Feb 2024 21:20
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?

Arayaz wrote: 21 Feb 2024 18:38 have an easter egg for this in Ruykkarraber: anadeu means "weird."
[xD] That's great!
by Khemehekis
19 Feb 2024 23:38
Forum: Translations
Topic: No one can understand this language
Replies: 23
Views: 3788

Re: No one can understand this language

VaptuantaDoi wrote: 19 Feb 2024 12:09 :con: Wåpwopwåhisi
So that's the name of your new conlang? Sounds like something Pabappa would name a language.
by Khemehekis
19 Feb 2024 06:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 699
Views: 202597

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Doing the U-words in Kankonian involved working on six different days. I set a new record for looking for missing words for a letter: 790 new words by doing the U's! The vast majority of these U-words were words with the prefix un-. I went through an entire alphabetized LCV and mouthed each entry wi...
by Khemehekis
19 Feb 2024 00:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Landau Core Vocabulary
Replies: 116
Views: 58384

Re: The Landau Core Vocabulary

24 new words for the LCV today: bowling alley car seat cash register city hall, town hall claw machine conveyor belt (in grocery store) courthouse (for trials) courthouse (of U.S. county) divider mouse pad olive (green) olive (skin) pecan permission slip plunger price tag real estate agent, realtor ...
by Khemehekis
18 Feb 2024 08:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1076
Views: 276313

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

But at the same time, I'm not aware of any Christian denomination whose members say "the Holy Spirit died for our sins"...despite the Spirit being God just as much as Jesus is. I don't think any Christian denomination says the Holy Ghost died for humanity's sins, but there were the Muggle...
by Khemehekis
16 Feb 2024 14:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Funny three-initial mismatches
Replies: 48
Views: 21466

Re: Funny three-initial mismatches

Here's a new one I discovered while reading https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tully_Blanchard :

NWA National Wrestling Alliance
NWA [N-word]s With Attitude
by Khemehekis
16 Feb 2024 07:06
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?

One idea would be to have phonemes evolve into something totally dissimilar in only one or two steps. Like have all the /l/'s in your motherlang become /s/'s or /p/'s in your daughterlang. (An ANADEW with Albanian and Armenian?)