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Lexember 2015

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From last year:
cedh wrote:There are several word creation games on this forum already, but other parts of the conlanging world are busy as well... and now, December has come, and with it the 3rd iteration of Lexember!
Guess that makes this the fourth. [:)]
In case you haven't heard about this yet: It's a game with the purpose of expanding the lexicon of one's conlang, with an added social dimension. The rules are simple: For the duration of one month, every participant will create and publish one word per day, ideally with some short notes about etymology, semantics, or usage, possibly augmented by a glossed example sentence. Of course, you are encouraged to comment on other participants' words, or to let yourself be inspired by them.

Here's a more elaborate description of the game, adapted from Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets' blog:
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  • For the entire month of December, every day, once a day, create and publish a new word for one of your conlangs. The publication should contain the word, its definition, and whatever etymological and usage notes you feel like sharing. Examples are welcome but optional. :)
  • The created words should be everyday words relevant for the environment where the conlang is spoken (e.g. its conculture, if it has one). The idea is to identify semantic gaps in your conlang vocabulary, and fill them. So no jargon or technical terms, unless they are also used in daily life by your conlang speakers.
  • The created words should truly be new, i.e. new stems, new derivations and/or new compounds. Just adding a new meaning to an existing word doesn’t count... ;)
  • Using other people’s Lexember creations for inspiration is not only allowed, it’s encouraged! As is commenting on other people’s words. This should be a social event :). Don’t hesitate to link to the post that inspired your own creation when you publish it!
  • While the goal is to create and publish one word per day, we all know that December is home to various other social occasions, so it’s understandable if you are unable to publish your creations everyday. You can always make a catch-up post with two or more Lexember words at once...
  • Have fun! This should feel like a game, not a chore! :)
If you want to join the game, simply post your Lexember contributions in this thread.
C'mon, you know you want to. [B)]
You can also use various social media instead or in addition: There will be #Lexember hashtags on Twitter, Tumblr, and Google+.
I can't vouch for this. Perhaps cedh or someone else can provide the additional info for this year.
A happy Lexember to everyone!
Indeed! ♫ ♬ Deck the halls with boughs of morphemes, fa la la la la, la la la la! ♫ ♬ [:D]
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Re: Lexember 2015

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Géarthnuns:

1st - béöbötnéöbs [beˌøbøtneˈøbs] n. gate-crasher, uninvited guest

Vel helkegsezh la, chethezh la chöik sandwichlatsöich fanfetöich híau kukh sho, faul zhömauíömsauzh fenfes kodo hönöi?! Beth la söl béöbötnéöbsözh gaiçö mva haunöi.
DEF.DUAL.NEG that.one-NOM.DUAL.NEG AUX.PRES, REL.NOM.DUAL AUX.PRES DEF.PL finger.sandwich-ACC.PL all-ACC.PL all-ADV snarf PTCL, INDEF.DUAL.NEG friend-NOM.DUAL.NEG 2SG-GEN.NEG "surprise"-ADV be-INTERR | 3DUAL-NOM AUX.PRES INDEF.DUAL house.seagull-NOM.DUAL hence-ADV "must"-ADV be-SPEC
Those (two) people over there snarfing down all the finger sandwiches aren't friends of yours?! They must be gate-crashers then.
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Re: Lexember 2015

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Day 0, deriving theme and inspiration from Lao Kou's word
Šile:
pênê ['pe.ne] n guest
-> Eyþï fẽ n side
Jũa-þï-viq fẽ-u-viq fuš xæry-če e-w jï
town-GEN-DEF.SG side-BEN-DEF.SG near be-1 I-NOM EVID.perceived
I'm near the edge of the town.

-> Žilèði béné adj other
žɛwø̀-žɛ-tɛ́-žy béné-bì ðoša-bɯ̀
see-IPF-1s-EVID.perceived other-ACC woman-ACC
I saw the other woman

-> Ḳixaḷi ṗenni n guest
Ru ċe-ḷi ṗenni-vi ḳaru.
3s I-GEN guest-ACC be.3s
Zie is my guest.

Derived terms:
pênêŋa n outlands, abroad ["place-of guest"]
pênêli n outlands, abroad ["source-of guest"]
pêŋêŋaqu n foreigner
pênêliqu n foreigner

Eyþï has
fẽẽæ n strange place (<- pênêŋa)
fẽẽæq n stranger
fẽilï n hinterlands
fẽilïq n hinterlander, "redneck"
+ the loan pene n host

Žilèði has
bénéŋɛ́ n guest house
bénéŋɛ́ǧy n housekeeper
and no descendants for pênêli (no *bénélì), but pênêliqu has
bénélìǧy n hired farmhand (the Finnish would be renki)

Ḳixaḷi has
ṗenneŋa n badlands and other un/barely colonized locations
ṗenneŋako n foreigner
and has no descendants for the -li derivatives.
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Re: Lexember 2015

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Day 1
I knew UTC would kill me sometime.

Well, right now, most of my langs are significantly closed. But here's to thing to further them more!

P-AKG
Telara - wet
Tela - water
Thara - under/below/covered
Pekda - fur
Pekdara - soft
Digtu - sap
Digpyar - bitter (don't eat that!)

And a derivative of a previous person
Bubthon - obstacle
Bubtyara - blocking
Ekbutu - to obscure
Yuinu - beast
soryuin - all beast(Tribal distinction from a pejorative)

The CWS app doesn't let me add words, so I'm just waiting to have time. Which I won't have for a while.

Pseudo-Latin is largely a made up on instant corpus, but...
Ec - and
Zetere - to burn
Iunīus -Tree
Argorem -marketplace
Celnīus - dirt
Iriūare - to bring
Poere - to sing
Iare - COP

Dishashta!
Royal Kurkuru
Ďiś - Ikriba (A species of pitcherplant used as food)
Ģiwan - fur

Old Mish
Ďyši - petal

Mikur
Ģuł - a mythic beast

Traa
Niłi - water

Bislav
buHan - clothing
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Re: Lexember 2015

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A bit late but close enough.

Onure: tsean, ['t͡se.an] (transitive verb) to improve, to prepare, to renovate, to upgrade, to make safe, to make tasty.

The last sense of the word was originally slang spread by Remaŋa nomads, and still isn't used by the Hekatsu or Rahekae clans.
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Re: Lexember 2015

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Now that it's December in my time zone:
Day 1
Mira taxi n wild horse
lasa taxi-o-m tami-m
see wild.horse-PL-ACC hope-1S
I hope I'll see the wild horses.

Derived terms:
taximo adj wild
taxiši n steppe

Taxi bears a resemblance to the Mira word taxki n star. Mira from downslope, where the mountains rise from patches of steppe, believe that the local wild horses are observers, sent by their dead ancestors to watch over them. The dead ancestors, the stars in the sky, send aurorae down to the planet, and hear from their equine spies then.
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Here's one for Tirina:

kudın [ˈku.d̪ɪn] n calcium, from Old Tirina kudım 'chalk, white limestone'. Archaic word was resurrected in mid-1800s to describe the recently-isolated element. Prior to this, some early publications used kalsien from English calcium.

Ududlin anoki muran kudın.
INAN-contain-HAB milk INT calcium
Milk contains a lot of calcium.
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1st Khangaþyagon word
halmur: a thick woolen cloak, fastened by a belt, sash or cord.
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Lexember '15 Entry 1:
sə́ n. sewing needle
It's the little common words like these I forget these days.
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Day 1
1st Daipanese word
Kirakamha- Happiness
This word is a compound word, which has kirak (happy) and kamha (lit. "To feel") put together.
Hanerawi dulekiay
“People of Heaven”
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Day 2
Numbers of Pseudo
Deus
Bius
Turius
Querus
Quivius
Sezus
Suius
Ātūs
Nonum

Other Pseudo
Detus - money
Qurius - pottery
Iuquis - fire /jukwis/ BTW

AKG
Topic 1 : Raw Material
Defyu - wood
Bitunyu - charcoal
Denyan - pigment / color
Michu - clay
Nyachio - brick
Deku - seed

Topic 2 : People
Deniki - shaman (?)
Gyulun - soldier (?)
Ululunin - foreigner
Deviras - gods
Poyara - wealthy
Kempyar - poor / brutish
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My minicity is Zyphrazia and Novland
What is made of man will crumble away.
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Day 1,
Arrdhilan:
Bharat: "Foreign" from Sanskrit "Bhārata"- "India".
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Day 1
This is from Ilan, an old project I'm toying with reviving.

açad [aˈçat̚] v. to reveal, answer. Uninflected: axe [aˈxe].

I cant give an example sentence since its the only word so far.
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Shemtov wrote:Day 1,
Arrdhilan:
Bharat: "Foreign" from Sanskrit "Bhārata"- "India".
I'm curious when/where Arrdhilan is spoken from a concultural perspective--is it set in the "real world" or a version thereof?
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Day 1

Jade: gɔ̨š /gɔ̃ʃ˧/ (n.) box, crate, cube

Steppe: kwanlut /ˈkʷɑnlut/ (v.) to protect, to defend

Ypsilon: tsiuttsin /ˈt͡siʊ̯t͡ːsin/ (n.) fruit, part of an edible plant growing primarily above ground

Qez gɔ̨š sôn pçeıv.
qez gɔ̨š sôn pçeıv
eat box TOP goat
The box is being eating by a goat.

Jevan ŋalemsetakwanlut koj?
jev-an ŋa-lem-se-ta-kwanlut koj
deer-NOM INT-money-3s.NOM-FUT-defend 3s.GEN
Will the deer defend its money?

Tsiuttsem bberōžequom āeqłarumə vumṓm.
tsiutts-em bb<er>ōž-e-uom āeqł-arumə vum-ṓm
fruit-INTR <HEST>buy-POT-PASS smile-PART.ACT otter-PREP
The fruit may have been bought by a smiling otter yesterday.
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Day 2
Drún šʀēd n food

ʀúa ne lʲáʀt šʀēd šem rá
3S.1-ERG IPF give food DAT 1S
Zie gave food to me.
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Re: Lexember 2015

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Géarthnuns:

2nd - gnaulíçals [ˌgnɔliˈɕals] n. criterion

Sek bduzçaufalöthsep lík chau zvölautöbarsaut chík gnaulíçalsíf chegvelíf höngovözh?
INDEF.PL migrant-NOM.PL AUX.FUT.DATPASS DEF refugee.status-ACC DEF.PL criterion-INSTR.PL which-INSTR.PL grant-INTERR
By what criteria will migrants be granted refugee status?
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2nd Khangaþyagon word
istul: dye, stain, tint
istulon: dyer
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Day 2, also for Tirina:

orelnirda [o.ˈɾel.niɾ.ˌd̪a] n red-head, adj red-headed

A simple derivation of orelnir "red, dark red" and -da, the agentive suffix. A fairly informal word, as red hair is exceedingly uncommon among the overwhelmingly dark-haired dalar. Generally, it is only used to refer to dark or vibrant red hair color, with lighter, "strawberry blonde" hair colors being subsumed under derder "blonde".
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Lexember 1st

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tsompa – to worship; adoration

ima kue aye ha’ena tsompak
now like past 3sg-P.1sg worship-NEG
He doesn’t worship me like he used to.

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kitsi – texture; grain (of wood)

nya anya ke kitsi nkumu
BEN see O wood.grain be.difficult
It is difficult to see the wood grain.

Lexember 2nd

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ntopa – to break through; to make a breakthrough

kuahako ntopahiye
science-AG make.breakthrough-DIM-PST
The scientist(s) made a small breakthrough.

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