Celebrating 20 years of Kankonian

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k1234567890y wrote:Congratulation, Khemehekis, you are really a great conlanger! even you don't make conlangs, your persistence and hard-working will lead you to success in every area!
You meant "even when you don't make conlangs", right?

Your compliment means a lot to me. Yes, I seem to have as much stamina when it comes to conlanging and Inner-Bruising as Eddy had when it came to debating. I know that if I don't give up on Kankonian, the Kankonians will have a deeply detailed language to speak and Kankonian will someday be as much of a living language as Lingua Franca Nova or Lojban.
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Khemehekis wrote:
shimobaatar wrote:Congratulations, Khemehekis! I can only echo what others have said; this is quite an accomplishment.
Awwww, thanks, Shimobaatar. I knew I could count on you to encourage me when Kankonian had its birthday.
It's my pleasure! [:D]
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Khemehekis wrote:If you go to CONLANG-L, you'll find people there who have had their conlangs since the nineties.

Bill Price's Vabungula is a Gen-Xer, born in 1965. And Sally Caves' Teonaht is a Joneser, born in 1962.
Yep -- I'm one of those! Not signed in to Conlang at the moment, but I've been a member there off and on since the mid-late 1990s. I'm not quite as old as some folks there, but not as new as so many folks I've met of late. I can fairly reliably date some of the earliest coalescence of The World to about 1985 or so and some of its conlangs surely date to the mid 1990s.
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A relevant passage from http://dedalvs.conlang.org/smileys/2007.html:
When I decided I wanted to be a professional skateboarder, my parents laughed, and said it was just a phase. And it was. When I decided I wanted to devote my life to Taekwondo, I'm sure there were those who chuckled. And even though I got a black belt, everyone knew it was just a phase. And it was. The way we live our lives now, I know that you, whoever you are, know what this is like. We're allowed our dreams, as long as they're phases. We're allowed to be as passionate and obsessive as we want, for a time. It doesn't take long to pick up on the pattern. And when you do, you're left wondering if passion is worth anything at all—if dreams are worth anything at all. If it's true that our lives are nothing but a photo album divided into phases, then what's the point? Sure, you may be fascinated by the guitar today, but one day you won't be, so why even start? Why waste the time and the money and the emotional involvement? Why not just figure out the way you're going to end up collecting paychecks for the rest of your life, and then give up and get a head start, so you can hit retirement early and collect on some social security before it too becomes just another bygone phase?

Before you launch yourself off the top of a skyscraper, consider Sally. Early Teonaht could easily have been written off as a phase, and no one would have thought twice about it. In fact, Sally herself could have written off Teonaht each time her knowledge of language expanded, as I did with my first language, but she didn't. Teonaht not only survived, it flourished. And consider that Sally grew up well before the days of the internet. Someone like me (and anyone from here on out) will never know what it's like to be a language creator in a bubble. With no support—no cheering section, no co-conspirators—it would have been absurdly easy and understandable if Sally had abandoned Teonaht at pretty much any point in time in her life. But she didn't. Not college, not grad. school, not a career, nothing kept Sally from living her life with Teonaht. In my eyes, it's nothing short of inspiring.

We're all human, and life is busy, but if even one person can manage to hold onto their dream, there's hope for all of us—even if we happen to indulge in creating languages for no justifiable purpose. For that reason, and many more, I take my hat off to Sally Caves, and am proud to award the 2007 Smiley Award to Teonaht. Long live the Teonim!
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All of this really makes me feel young, and also makes me hope for conlangers my age.
But hey, congratulations for 20 years ! *cheerful party horn*
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KpTroopaFR wrote:All of this really makes me feel young, and also makes me hope for conlangers my age.
But hey, congratulations for 20 years ! *cheerful party horn*
Do you mean it makes you hope that there are other conlangers your age on here, or that it makes you feel hope for conlangers your age?

But hey, thank you for the congratulations! [Sound kazoo]
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Khemehekis wrote:
KpTroopaFR wrote:All of this really makes me feel young, and also makes me hope for conlangers my age.
But hey, congratulations for 20 years ! *cheerful party horn*
Do you mean it makes you hope that there are other conlangers your age on here, or that it makes you feel hope for conlangers your age?

But hey, thank you for the congratulations! [Sound kazoo]
It makes me feel there are other conlangers my age on here, sorry for the unclear phrasing !
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I want to have 75,000 words in Kankonian by the time it celebrates its twenty-fifth birthday this summer. To do that, I'll need to add 7,000 words between now and then.

Wish me luck!
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Khemehekis wrote: 27 Jan 2021 02:56 I want to have 75,000 words in Kankonian by the time it celebrates its twenty-fifth birthday this summer. To do that, I'll need to add 7,000 words between now and then.

Wish me luck!
I have every confidence that God willing you shall surpass that count by many words!
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elemtilas wrote: 27 Jan 2021 21:18 I have every confidence that God willing you shall surpass that count by many words!
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Izar, zha Elemtilas!
thank_you VOC Elemtilas
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One week later, and I've been keeping pace with my 37-words-a-day quota necessary to reach my goal. I now have 68,396 words.

Some of the new words I've added to my dictionary this week:
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pohep X: to read X's lips
nenetzskwelshfash or neskwel for short: lip gloss (nenetz, lip + skwelsh, to shine (as in shining someone's shoes), to burnish + -fash, agent noun suffix)
lusha: hippie (someone with unconventionally long hair) (from a proper name)
threvrekh: crusty (of hair)
predosaharderia: cheering section, cheerleading squad (figuratively) (predos, fan + ahard, to root, to cheer + -eria, suffix to make an abstract noun out of a concrete word)
uguvari or entzi: jealous (not wanting to lose what one already has)
arditzososi: unwritten (an ~ story) (arditz, to write, to author + -os, future tense suffix + -os, another future tense suffix to indicate future-in-future + -i, adjective suffix)
semetakmalekh: to release one's inhibitions (semetak, inhibition + malekh, to free, to liberate, to emancipate)
zh*aizi: to know what it's like to
aunerdzh: not to know what it's like to
barbarphushdyatem: saponin (barbar, soap + phushdyatem, glycoside)
dyasha: nak, cow (female yak) (borrowed from a language of Dumang)
byuzha: bull, yak (male yak) (borrowed from a language of Dumang)
kobibwissa: Lernfreiheit (borrowed from a language of Kupulshas)
oeldozalgabis: MGTOW (oel-, without + dozalgab, astrolabe + -is, suffix for a person -- an allusion to the phrase "like a clam needs an astrolabe", meaning "like a fish needs a bicycle")
nanbed: ectopia, dystopia, heterotopia (made of Ciladian roots: nan, wrong + bed, place, site)
gomez na Mesoshabaz: Mesoshabaz Chart (foursquare chart that divides people into moral relativist, social conformist, transcendentalist, and traditionalist) (lit. "chart/table of Mesoshabaz", Mesoshabaz being the surname of its Shaleyan inventor)
gomez na Nataraizh: Pournelle Chart (lit. "chart/table of Nataraizh", Nataraizh being someone's name)
vegyeta: passion (music is my greatest ~)
makanosgher: crime of passion (makan, passionate + -os, suffix equivalent to -ness + gher, crime)
tederi or yeskaltederi: parsimonious (conforming to Occam's razor) (yeskal Tederik, the Tederian Onion, Kankonia's equivalent of Occam's razor + -i)
thido: skittle (wooden target)
helbamdonam: second lady, second gentleman (hel, with + bam, two + donam, president)
helhyumin: first lady, first gentleman (spouse of the governor) (hel + hyumin, governor)
geselangi or sheizipi geselangi: three-legged race (sheizipi, race + gesel, to share + angi, leg)
krensheizipi: sack race (kren, bag, sack + sheizipi)
bispretheria: monster truck rally (bisp rether, the letters B R, initialism for bordar ratzeyinti or monster truck (lit. "cannibalistic truck") + either -eria or -ia, the latter of which indicates a place)
Mukveph: Mukbheph (region on old maps where monsters were thought to live) (from Ciladian: muk, unknown + bheph, world)
dyumud: dyumud (sea serpent with three heads thought to live in Mukbheph) (from Ciladian: dyu, three + mud, head)
nalmud: nalmud (one of a race of people with lion's heads thought to live in Mukbheph) (from Ciladian: nal, lion + mud)
ruvuphas: rubhuphas (white wolf with a human head thought to live in Mukbheph) (from Ciladian: rubh, white, albino + uphas, wolf)
zankyuis: quindecaplet (zan, ten + kyu, five + -is -- cf. bamis, twin, emis, triplet)
fkoburar: Egyptian mongoose, ichneumon (Herpestes ichneumon)
boltas mui lefzhatas: rainbows-and-unicorns (lit. "tulips and sunflowers")
adbinggudum: flag, to (~ed the comment for harassment) (ad-, prefix for for/to + bing gudum, red flag (lit. "red beeper"))
hekhekhkarol: hate speech (hekhekh, bigotry + karol, speech)
zevekfartarfash: edgelord (zevek, edge, edginess + fartarfash, show-off)
atotun: autotune (borrowing from English)
khidtaikh: chidtaich (pitch correction software commonly used in the Lehola Galaxy) (borrowing from Achel: chid, voice + taich, to correct, to fix)
hothenles: living years (hoth, alive + enles, time)
wanaspesh: toilet bowl (wana, water + spesh, part, piece)
zipikarmans: machine-processed (zipi, through + karmans, machine)
prinupalas: fork (something branched off) (prin, new + upalas, branch)
nudzhfulas: spam clean-up (nudzh, spam + fulas, mop)
meznez: feature (as opposed to bug) (me-, prefix for not + znez, bug)
khlitidom: nucule, nutlet
narateria asa: fast fashion (lit. "ephemeral fashion/clothing industry")
hekhio-laiskat: automatic page-turner (hekhio, finger + laiskat, page)
mormol Amadzhik: Syrian hamster, golden hamster (lit. "Amadian hamster", Amadian being an ancient country in the fertile cradle of civilization on Kankonia)
khraibips: Roborovski hamster, desert hamster
mormol ramboli: dwarf hamster (lit. "gregarious hamster")
vianmien: Chinese hamster (borrowing from some language of Dumang)
oulsaladis: betabuxxer (oul, only + saladis, provider)
spulsha: spilth, spillage (that which is spilt)
khikikomori: hikikomori (borrowing from Japanese)
vobitshtuvi: gun-toting (vobit, gun + shtuv, to tote (a gun) + -i)
zipinaspos: to circulate; circulation (of letter, viral web content) (zipi + naspos, web, network)
dorumphi barzozi: prison-industrial complex (lit. "Big Prison")
vivius: vivius (unit of the fineness of yarn equal to the fineness of a yarn weighing one tzandar for each 75 tzetz)
ols*itzi: crunk (crazy and drunk), hyphy (ol, alcohol, liquor + s*itz, lightning + -i)
iul na tipitap: impostor syndrome (lit. "syndrome of the automatic piano")
khazmakharis: almighty one (khazmakhar, almighty, omnipotent + -is)
ninyas mui nenyas: dribs and drabs (mui means and; the plurals nenyas and ninyas were made up to sound like little things)
vuvuarkhak: dropstone (vuvu, to embed + arkhak, rock, stone)
tidoufu: dirk, bassy
Blututh: Bluetooth (Terran borrowing)
mekyus: eye closure (borrowing from Ciladian)
moshimeta: racial quota, quota system (hybrid of moshi, ancestry, and moshumeta, quota (minimum))
nogosh-starab: glass ceiling (nogosh, breast + starab, to bind)
bagod-starab: plastic ceiling (limited opportunities for people who do not own a credit card) (bagod, cash + starab)

A bunch of adjectives for bacterium and virus types, such as lithigu*ini (spirochaetal) and khidudopomi (coronaviral)

shupheft: to wear off (of a spell, make-up)
hesashipizpebebe: glass distillation vessel (hesa, glass + shipiz, distillation; to distill + pebebe, vessel)
diskov: petty crime
diskovis: petty thug (diskov + -is)
kalpstzehi: lostlang (kalps, hidden + tzehi, short for tzehimez (language))
rekidtzehi: hatelang (rekid, to hate + tzehi)
bashtzehi: hoaxlang (bashadeg, hoax + tzehi)
bayistzehi: worldlang (bayis, world + tzehi)
zhonuaktzehi: powerlang (IAL with lexicon and grammar derived from the languages of the galaxy's superpowers) (zhonuak, as in zhonuakpoilang, superpower (lit. "jaguar country") + tzehi)
yoeroklon: Euroclone (English borrowing)
kalostzehi: colllang, collaborative conlang (kalos, multiple, as in kalosarditzineyis, collaborative fiction (lit. "multiple author fiction") + tzehi)
kalosbayis: colworld, collaborative conworld (kalos + bayis)
aus-hakhi: well-defined (aus-hakh, to crisply define + -i)
halbayisemi: catholic (opposite of provincial) (hal-, prefix for all + bayis + em, to see + -i)
adzentenzbompum or its initialism zeki bisp: to TNT (rewrite a wiki article from scratch) (ad- + zentenzbompum, wrecking ball)
khofembotethes: housekeeping (type of edits on a wiki) (lit. khofembo, spider + tethes, to kill)
mekarolme*osfash or meme*osfash: nonlanger (me- + karol + me*os, to invent + -fash)
fasbi*: a little something (fas, something + -bi, suffix for something specific with "some" correlatives + -i*, diminutive suffix)
shuhaltzehi: bogolang, graftlang (shuhal, palimpsest + tzehi)
dadmingkediyash: antilock brake (dad, jammed + -ming, suffix for -free + kediyash, brake)
yisgirimfash: truthseeker; truther (person who rejects the official story on an event) (yis, truth + girim, to seek + -fash)
golgapira: South American horned frog, Pacman frog (borrowing from Povoian)
blipht: to blow a raspberry, to razz
bliphtbein: enfant provocateur (blipht + bein, boy, young man, lad, guy)
yolkwatti: yolquatti (culture-mocking clown in Disque communities) (Disque borrowing)
epsendi: epsendi (mask worn by yolquattis) (Disque borrowing)
tzkwani: tsquani (spear carried by yolquattis) (Disque borrowing)
kaubretta: kaobretta (rhinestoned bodice worn by yolquattis) (Disque borrowing)
skwebrau: squebrao (leather halter top worn by the Disque, with rhinestones where the breasts are) (Disque borrowing)
psanskwebrau: turquoise top (variation on the squebrao, with turquoise instead of rhinestones) (Disque borrowing)
hipogrif: hippogriff (English borrowing)
ambondo: ambondo (wool face mask worn by the Disque around places inhabited by mice) (Disque borrowing)
nassalaun: to ritualistically burn clothing touched by mice (Disque borrowing)
pagoliotrat: cap and bells (pagolio, clown's-hat mushroom + trat, hat, cap)
tlathtzi: caparison
yapsipanta: yapsipanta (hairless light brown hot dog breed bred by the Disque)
tzkwaibama: tsquaibama (hairless black dog breed that resembles a bulldog, bred by the Disque)
greihaund: greyhound (Terran borrowing)
sholowitzkwintli: xoloitzcuintli (Terran borrowing) -- and with the addition of this word, my English-Kankonian dictionary now has 200 entries beginning with X
kthuptas: kthuptas (spotted northern Hegheosik dog breed with heavy face, loose cheeks, droop ears, and a thick, black tongue)

A whole bunch of adjectives derived from the proper nouns of Kankonian historical figures, such as wesfuizh (pertaining to the Kabuvian philosopher Wesfu) and kerinizh (pertaining to the Hegheosik assassin Kerina)

ravatheghizh: Ravatheghian (suggestive of the Renshan demon Ravathegh) (Ravathegh + -izh, suffix to form an adjective out of a proper name)
iul na Spitzan: Spitzan syndrome (the phenomenon of presenting a question/poll and not getting the answer/results you want and expect) (lit. "Spitzan syndrome", from the Hegheosik public relations manager Spitzan)
kekhrenlil: hermeneutics (made of Ciladian roots: kekh, to etch; text + ren, to read; to tell (someone to do something) + lil, how (what manner/method))
zetzblanks: zoilus, aristarch

A bunch of -ian/-esque words from Terran names, such as klimtizh (Klimtian), kobeinizh (Cobainesque), madanaizh (Madonnaesque), and boushizh (Bushian)

yambitas (pl.): toad in the hole, sausage toad
egotshebashrud: bug-on-a-stick (egotsheba, ladybug + shrud, moss)
egotshebashrudnakhi: buxbaumiaceous (egotshebashrud + nakhi, family)
pisnoik: sexbot (borrowing from Achel: pis, sex, intercourse + noik, robot)
shekzogh: pershekile (equivalent of percentile, based on 256 quantiles) (borrowing from Achel: shek, 256 + zoj, quantile)
zonzogh-hhoud: hexadecile scale (scale of measuring a person's attractiveness, from 1 for least hot to 16 for hottest) (borrowing from Achel: zon, sixteen + zoj + hhoud, scale)
adsameroseria: looksmaxxing (for males) (ad- + Sameros, Adonis + -eria)
adlideria or adliileria: looksmaxxing (for females) (ad- + lidia or liila, both meaning belle, fox, beautiful woman + -eria)
ksauboil: venus clam
samoi: Beau Brummell
iklid: grade (position within a scale)
deha: gradian, grade, grad (shortened from dehaktzap, right angle)
sudal karak: grad night (lit. "black graduation" -- cf. blahatz karak, all-nighter, lit. "black day")
brauskwissan: werehedgehog (Disque borrowing)
gorogo: werefrog
dutzgorogo: weretoad (dutz, toad + gorogo)
korakyala: wereraven (korak, raven + -yala, ending common on bird therianthropes)
dutzi: bufonine (dutz + -i)
bwisu na Manihou: Kondratiev wave, supercycle, long wave, K-wave (lit. "Manihou wave", Manihou being the name of an economist from the Lehola Galaxy)
wudaning: funicular railway (wudan, mountain + ing, cable)
huwosnazral: nightstaff (collective) (huwos, night + nazral, staff)
huwosnazralis: nightstaff (singular) (huwosnazral + -is)
Faghlu Ferena: expy (the name Aghlu Serena from the "Red and Blue" character, with the name altered to begin with F's)
donatios: chivalry (as practiced by Hegheosik knights) (donati, knightly + -os)
ighurga: ighurga (chivalry as practiced by Renshan knights) (Renshan borrowing)
bushido: bushido (Terran borrowing)
ukliv: anastrophe (borrowing from Ciladian: uk: back, backward + libh: to speak; speech)
woyumeria: pity party (woyum, self-pity + -eria)
froaz*usgmand: nonliability (which becomes a liability once payable) (froaz, zygote + *usgmand, liability)

Idioms and structures:

os yikt kud: no match for (lit. "not a spark next to")
Turuth az ihemas o pure as bukent shil kovei.: There IS a clock that's always facing you; it's called a watch. (lit. "A clock that is always facing one is familiar as a watch.")
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Re: Celebrating 20 years of Kankonian

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On February 13, Kankonian notched its 69,000th word. The word was Konfushas, meaning "Confucianism". Konfushi is Confucian, with the -i suffix for adherents, and the suffix -as turns it into the noun for the name of the religion itself.
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Khemehekis wrote: 27 Jan 2021 02:56 I want to have 75,000 words in Kankonian by the time it celebrates its twenty-fifth birthday this summer. To do that, I'll need to add 7,000 words between now and then.

Wish me luck!
One month later, and I've hit the 70,000 mark!

Good to know I'm not falling behind.
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