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Nothing I’d planned! :-(
Not even sleeping!

My toilet overflowed three times yesterday.
The first and second times were
Spoiler:
very fecal
.
The second and third times the overflow was so deep,
it flooded the bathroom and flowed over onto the carpet in the corridor,
and trickled some into the utility room (which fortunately has a floor-drain) next door!

I spent hours drying out the carpet and mopping up the spillage.
I am not 100% sure I really got the carpet completely dry, nor the tile floor completely clean. :-(

Sorry if this is off-topic!
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I've done a couple of translation challenges into Aplachninlish. They're a pretty rough sketch of a language but I'm really happy with what's coming out of it.

Raool sa Tallyn ainee?~Raool sa Tallyn iarna? How tall Rahul is!
Tha Calybash sitnonit tap tha Taibyl. The calabash sits on top of the table.
Them Foux sa eet alota Food ainem? How much food how many persons are eating! (as in there are a lot of people eating a lot of food)
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I started translating Cat and Fish story into Dlor.
I got stuck with 'to wake up'. Dlor does not have a cessative form so it cannot just be 'stop sleeping'.

Maybe it will be 'to get active' or 'to eye-open' or something.

So in the end, i didn't accomplish very much conlanging today.
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Omzinesý wrote: 14 Feb 2024 00:50 I started translating Cat and Fish story into Dlor.
I got stuck with 'to wake up'. Dlor does not have a cessative form so it cannot just be 'stop sleeping'.

Maybe it will be 'to get active' or 'to exe-open' or something.

So in the end, i didn't accomplish very much conlanging today.
Can't you just use an unanalyzable root for it?

My word for "to wake up" is unanalyzable in most of my conlangs.
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Omzinesý reminded me, I also recently finished translating Cat and Fish.
Now I gotta gloss it...

Also, if it helps, I translated it as "get up from bed".
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Khemehekis wrote: 14 Feb 2024 01:42
Omzinesý wrote: 14 Feb 2024 00:50 I started translating Cat and Fish story into Dlor.
I got stuck with 'to wake up'. Dlor does not have a cessative form so it cannot just be 'stop sleeping'.

Maybe it will be 'to get active' or 'to eye-open' or something.

So in the end, i didn't accomplish very much conlanging today.
Can't you just use an unanalyzable root for it?

My word for "to wake up" is unanalyzable in most of my conlangs.
But it's very boring.
What has brought Dlor further than most my projects is its derivational morphology.

I think I'll go with 'eye-open'.
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I like that choice. I should remember it for Swang.

Speaking of Swang, I am enswamped in rime charts up to my nostrils. I'm now understanding why Mendeleyev began to think the periodic table was a religion...

But, there's been progress.
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Today has been a very productive day for me. I evolved noun cases in Olwöa, I simplified Olwöa's verb system, and I went through a bunch of my old conlanging related google sheets. I have 3 seperate word lists and no clue what languages they belong to. I also realized that almost all languages I've made have geminates, oops.
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Solidified the three Areyaxi Dialects: Aryayaxi, Areyaxi, and (my favorite) Arežagh. I think at this point they may as well be three different languages.
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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 with un- at the beginning to myself to see if that made sense as a word. Most of the un- translations are uninteresting (there's an un- word I already had!) trivial derivations with me- (non-) such as vriri (stimulating) -> mevriri (unstimulating); oel- (without) such as dmosto (to screen for a disease) -> oeldmosto (unscreened) (with these oel- words, the verb infinitive functions as a gerund, so it's like saying "without screening"); os- (not) with -i (adjective suffix) at the end such as ekluoi (to set fire to) -> osekluoyi (untorched); or seshem- (to undo) such as mepipi (to stitch) -> seshemmepipi (to unstitch). There were also a few words made of os shtu (not yet) and the suffix -i, such as tekt (to assemble) -> osshtutekti (unassembled).

This was my timetable:

Saturday, February 10: UA-UNDEQ
Sunday. February 11: UNDER-UNF
Monday, February 12: UNF-UNK
Tuesday, February 13: UNL-UNRA
Wednesday, February 14: UNRE-UNS
Saturday, February 17: UNT-UZ

A sampling of new words:

pretabwa: pretabya (guardian of religious tradition in Musefism) (borrowing from Phesandran)
khwuwaznakhi: ulvaceous (khwuwaz, sea lettuce + nakhi, family + -i, adjective suffix)
pratedi: pratedi (pilgrimage to Pratragra in Musefism) (borrowing from Phesandran)
hamoum: unamazed, unwowed
geshimbli: unattacked
solitaim: unbaked
viovisskarn: bin (data structure) (viovis, space, room + skarn, map)
oelviovisskarn: unbinned (oel-, without + viovisskarn)
reremer: unblameworthy, inculpable
yeyaspi: unboiled
kaksithming: unbombed (kaksith, bomb + ming, free (of))
ukhkediyash: to unbrake (ukh, off + kediyash, brake)
helsokhes: intact, uncastrated (hel-, with + sokh, testicle + -es, plural suffix)
pukshirim: uncaused, self-existent (borrowing from Ciladian: puk, self, own + shirim, to begin, to start; beginning)
khosdibi: unchipped (tooth)
ukhsu: left open, unclosed
sehikam: cloaking device
seshemsehikam: to uncloak (turn off a cloaking device) (seshem, to undo + sehikam)
tavreong: clouded leopard (borrowed from some language of Dumang)
nyelunyass: uncontacted
perzhudomming: unconverted (perzhudom, to convert; conversion + ming)
witirmios na remi: uncanny valley (lit. "creepiness of almost")
farkhwues: uncracked (of a code) (far, beyond + khwues, to crack)
nugbos: undealt with
flansitz: to undeck, to undecorate
oelyateur: undecorated (without medals) (oel, without + yateur, medal) <------ Word #84,000!
selpant: to underdraw (a floor or roof)
nokos re shargi: underdrive (of a crankshaft or pulley) (lit. "slower gear")
suzu-neyel: underlock (suzu, wool + neyel, underbelly)
opikharzintfash: undershield, engine splash shield, engine splash guard, skid plate (opikh, engine + arzint, to protect + -fash, agent noun suffix)
kurtmu-semig: undertail (kurtmu, bottom + semig, tail)
ilen: uilleann pipes (Terran borrowing)
wensenles: undertime (at a workplace) (wens, to loaf, to sit on one's can; assal horizontology + enles, time)
zandriyathal: undertype (coin) (zand, base + riyathal, coin)
kullub: to describe; description (scientifically, as a species) (borrowed from Ciladian kullub (to describe; description (general word): kul, around, location + lub, to say)
oelkullub: undescribed (an ~ species) (oel + kullub)
kurtmustailaris: undersigned (kurtmu + stailar, to sign; signature + -is, suffix for a person)
okumd: unmasked, undisguised
pafleaf: dismissible
shyelus: to dose (add sugar to wine); dosage (of sugar added to wine)
shyalsu: dosed of wine (shyelus with the no-longer-productive passive participial adjective suffix -u)
meshyalsu: undosed (me-, negative prefix + shyalsu)
nodoipapas: uneclipsed (nodoi, still + papas, to guide, to lead; front)
stabzas or stazfas: unengaged
kuhash: unenjoyable
khiwek: to extract (natural resources); extraction
oelkhiwek: unextracted (oel + khiwek)
blad: unfaced
strengez: unfaded
abasab: unfelt
zezita: unflagged, unflocked (of bristles)
fourthra: flagged, flocked (having bushy ends)
yufolodzhi: ufology (Terran borrowing -- describes Terrans' limited ability to understand extraterrestrial spacecraft and things that may be mistaken therefor; Kankonians, OTOH, know about life across the universe and their study of flying saucers they speak of as astronautics)
badaskidini: unaccusative (blend of badaskalar, intransitive + idini, patientive)
badaskantini: unergative (blend of badaskalar + kantini, agentive)
venittranki: guessable (venit, good + trank, guess; to guess + -i)
sharabtranki: unguessable (sharab, bad + trank + -i)
naze*ya: unguinal (na, of + ze*ya, nail, claw)
groupi: unharvested
tokarki: unhealed
ramshram: unherded
poflou: unhidden, unconcealed
blehend: unimposing, modest (a ~ little cottage)
lemhous: to inflate (~ figures) (lem, too, too much, excessive; hous, about; to be about)
obadzhoba (adj); obadzhoba we (adv.): uninstructed (without being told to do it)
katpaki: uniradiate (made of Ciladian roots: kat, one + pak, ray . . . + the Kankonian suffix -i; also created words for aradiate, biradiate, triradiate, quadriradiate, quinqueradiate, sexradiate)
katlyamvyuni: univocalic (made of Ciladian roots: kat + lyambhyun, vowel . . . + the Kankonian suffix -i)
ren: reading (a ~ of this Bible passage) (borrowed from Ciladian ren, to read; to tell (someone to do something); to interpret; interpretation; reading)
katren: univocality (having only one interpretation) (borrowing from Ciladian: kat + ren)
etra: reading (different ~s of this logogram)
shteif: unslaughtered
zistetz: to unlace, to untie (one's shoelaces)
shtarshumi: lettered, of letters (a man ~) (shtar, fine + shum, to educate; education + -i)
hesgogurad: to unmold (remove from a mold) (hes, out + gogurad, mold)
dekhsyatet: numbered (marked with numbers) (Ciladian borrowing: dekh, number + sya-, passive past participle prefix + tet, mark; date (month and day); to mark)
pheriksyatet: lettered (marked with letters) (Ciladian borrowing: pherik, letter + sya- + tet)
festifem: unoffended
bulushi: unoffered (bulush, down + -i)
bahayi: offered, up for sale (bahai, up + -i)
stendvemizh: unopinionated (Stendvem, a literary name + -izh, suffix for making -ian or -esque words out of proper names)
krau: outfitted (an ~ boat)
na kashos na Leho: unowned (not acknowledged by anyone as her/his own work) (lit. "of the mind of God")
slupususs: unpaced
skarkadati: unpatrolled (Skark, one of the Skarks, a barbarian tribe that terrorized ancient Hegheos + adat, to run + -i)
utzratz: unpicked, unchosen
liyalo: unpigmented
hesyai*as: unpictured (hes + yai*as, picture)
inkarziziti: unpitted (inkar, intact + zizit, pit, stone + -i)
khlayas ab: unplagued with, unbeset with
biamfuedis: top finisher (biam, top + fued, pool + -is)
mebiamfuedis: unplaced person or racing animal (me- + biamfuedis)
bobal: unpointed (without a sharp end)
oueoss: unpregnant
sailmesti: unproblematic
yanai: to produce; production (music) (borrowing from Shaleyan yanay)
oelyanai: unproduced (of music) (oel + yanai)
bughimungha: profile, to (parts of a computer program) (borrowing from Javarti: bughi, slow + mungha, to test, to try out (from Jukasta mungh-, to try, to attempt))
khabgrego*i: unpurchased, unbought (khab, store, shop + grego*, to lie (around) + -i)
semimess: unrallied, uncollected (~ soldiers)
bdetel: unraised (flat)
slikslat: unreduced (an ~ pension)
kablouk: unreformed (person)
dervitshizi: irremovable (der, inside + vitsh, to stick, to attach + -iz, passive suffix + -i)
planash: to restore; restoration (of a vehicle or antique)
matistet: unavenged
orisetz: judicial review
duseph: to retain (not forget what one has learned)
shphuf: rise, to (of dough)
desha: to route (email, a server) (borrowed from Javarti dexa, to direct, to route)
oeldesha: unrouted (~ email, ~ server) (oel + desha)
ghida: root, superuser (borrowed from Javarti ghida, base, a word of Jukasta origin)
ghidatshalzolpi: rooted (having the superuser account compromised) (borrowed from Javarti ghidatxalzolpi: ghida + txalza, the milk of a soyko (a soyko being a Javarti xylocarp a lot like a coconut) + -olp-, infix that forms a word to indicate making something/someone into something + -i, adjective suffix; in other word, the superuser/root has been "txalza'd", or had txalza poured over it)
meghidatshalzolpi: unrooted (not having the superuser account compromised) (me- + ghidatshalzolpi)
tzeiber: to root (~ cuttings)
tzibar: cuttings (of a plant)
zobyulai: unspoiled, unruined
westera: unsacrificed
moes-humbas: unsailed (moes, away + humbar, boat + -as, plural suffix)
zibabarta: sample, to (with computer graphics) (Javarti borrowing: ziba, sample (a word of Jukasta origin) + barta, to match)
pizib*ati: unsequenced (with no regular sequence)
khakha: to shade, to reduce (a window on a computer screen) (borrowed from Javarti qaqa, to reduce)
seshemkhakha: to unshade (a window on a computer screen) (seshem + khakha)
abzumiokurtmu: to unshelve (remove from the back-burner) (ab-, from + zumio, post + kurtmu)
trevegi: green, unsmoked
hamfarom or hampharom: unsociable
gadzaki: unstrung (emotionally)
samdram: unstirred (not emotionally excited)
lapul: unstrained (not tense: an ~ family relationship)
koous: unthought
hehash: track (between wheels)
oelhehash: untracked (an ~ vehicle) (oel + hehash)
dorok: untwisted
mispru: unwatched
nodoikhusi: unweaned (nodoi + khus, to suck + -i)
shumakht: unwish, to (cf. shumir, to wish)
polusatka: up close (polus, to jump + atka, (gun)shot)
tesehio: upfloor (on a church/temple)
merksbahai: uphand (~ welding) (merks, to button + bahai)
karanptiang: upshore (karan, away from + ptiang, shore)
ihemptiang: downshore (ihem, towards + ptiang)
ranenles: uptime (ran, since + enles)
kaluk*ing: upthread (kaluk, before + *ing, thread)
hwurait: upwind
tyeshkyul: upwrap, anticline (made of Ciladian roots: tyesh, up + kyul, slope, slant)
kyudkyul: syncline (made of Ciladian roots: kyud, down + kyul)
bahaikehekt: to upzone (bahai + kehekt, to zone)
piankinkwiy: uraeus (borrowed from some civilization somewhere in Lehola that has snakes on their planet and came up with the uraeus independently of the Egyptians)
ushabti: ushabti (Terran borrowing)
khetubwa: khetubhwa (soldier figurine placed in a xyloxylum) (borrowing from Phesandran; it's part of the Musefi faith, where a xyloxylum (tebhtebh in Phesandran and tebteb in Kankonian) is a coffin with a box inside -- wood within wood -- made out of the wood of the kyphwa, a tree with cordate leaves that's also used for growing mushrooms)
kavamodi: Utahraptor
yeleyezuphid: ultraviolet A, UVA (borrowing from Shaleyan: yeley, radiation + zuphid, ultraviolet)
sephazuphid: ultraviolet B, UVB (borrowing from Shaleyan: sepha, sunburn + zuphid)
zolayezuphid: ultraviolet C, UVC (borrowing from Shaleyan: zolay, outer + zuphid)
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Today and tomorrow I'm solidifying (read: rewriting) all the grammatical information about the Areyaxi languages!
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Today I worked on Tm (see my sig) for the first time in literal years, and I shoved it down the Psychedelic Allophony Chute.
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After rebuilding my sound changer from scratch by implementing a tokenisation system, I'm pretty much back to where I originally was - with an already additional feature of understanding anything labelled with a "one or more" symbol (for which I'm currently using '+' because a subscript 'n' is not feasible).

E.g. it can take the input /dV+k/ and correctly recognize any of the following: /dak/, /daek/, /daeuk/, /daeuak/, etc...

It also accepts features, so something like /C[Stop]+an/ will correctly match with /kan/, /ktan/ or /ktpan/, but not /kran/ or /man/.

And of course all the above still works if the pattern is nested in a bigger structure, i.e. it can easily locate both instances of /dV+k/ in /sidaeukjapdiekmat/, or even in something as complex as /si{d,m}{a,ia,uei}{g~k}jap/.

Still plenty to do, some testing and debugging included, but this is a nice bit of progress.
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I checked all 42 prefixes and proclitics of Dlor.

I haven't been very coherent while making them. Many unintended homonyms appear.

ba
PREPOSITION 'as'
PREPOSITION 'made of'
NUMERAL 'four'

ma
FIELD PREFIX 'with a vehicle'
PREPOSITION 'INSTRUMENT'

mi
DISTRIBUTIVE PLURAL
NUMERAL ''three'

mo
FIELD PREFIX 'with all one's body'
ADJECTIVE 'male'

ri
PREPOSITION 'from'
NUMERAL 'six'

Most of them have to be changed.
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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, to conflict (with); conflict)
himishibinyed: values resonance (borrowing from Shaleyan himishibiñed: himish + biñed, to jibe (with))
Lishadyemaruph: vanity article, vanity page (on a wiki) (Lisha, Kankonian girl's name + dyemaruph, encyclopedia/wiki article; named after Loyarditz Lisha, the Kankonian-language equivalent of Mary Sue)
duhemanhokat or duhok for short: variety pack (duheman, variety, diversity + hokat, pack)
pigwagata: vase plant, Brazilian vaseplant (Aechmea distichantha) (borrowing from native Povoian name)
kiulzanzas: veneers (for teeth) (kiul, white + zanzo, tooth + -as, plural suffix)
skreavizes (pl.): venire, jury pool (skreav, to call up + -iz, passive suffix + -es, plural suffix)
khutyetkyalish: vasoconstriction (made of Ciladian roots: khutyet, canal (part of bhuskhutyet, blood vessel) + kyal, narrow, -ish, suffix that means "to make increasingly [adjective]")
khutyetbanish: vasodilation (made of Ciladian roots: khutyet + ban, wide + -ish)
khutyetkyalishes: vasoconstrictor (khutyetkyalish + -es, the Ciladian agent noun suffix)
khutyetbanishes: vasodilator (khutyetbanish + -es)
tikemvakun: verity (made from Ciladian roots: tikem, true + bhakun, belief)
pupuya: vermiculture (pupu, worm + -ya, suffix for a scientific study; the word "helminthology", for comparison, is puplaya, with -laya being the suffix for studies of a particular taxon)
rotrilgon: vermilion rockfish (Sebastes miniatus)
dusispid: vexillography (made of Ciladian roots: dusis, flag + pid, to make)
temini: viable (of a species, population) (temin, to save + -i, adjective suffix)
sipishu: viand, rice topping
himnaos: viatical settlement
bamrevun: vice-admiral (bam, two + revun, admiral)
Okgali: Vichy (adjective for a regime that coo:perates with an insidious occupying country) (Okgal, surname of one of the heshras of Danton (who was the first to do this with his country) + -i)
torturhehigh: victory dance (tortur, to win; victory + hehigh, jig; to jig)
ehemkugush: victory lap, lap of honor (ehem, after + kugush, lap)
ebut: victory lap, extra year (of university) (the Ciladian word for "seventh"; a standard college/uni experience on Kankonia lasts six years)
skagra Durbenik: Virginia opossum (lit. "Durbenian opossum", Durben being one of the six continents on Kankonia)
pimimalsha: virgin sacrifice (borrowed from a language of the Tzelshas Islands)
vodarbayis: virtual world, virtual space (vodar, monitor + bayis, world)
Haha zash Neri: virtuous pedophile, non-molesting pedophile (lit. "Daddy Neri", a literary character)
begiri mishu: visible disability (lit. "evident disability)"
begiri zimi: invisible disability (lit. "surprise disability)"
sohos: tetrahydrozoline, tetryzoline
umyuseles: visitation rights (plural of umyusel, visitation)
mokashibendi: visa-on-arrival, VOA (exotic borrowing from the same language that gave Kankonian moka, visa)
zharol: vocoder (karol, speech, modified with the "electronic-sounding" phoneme ZH)
dyalseverun: voice lessons, singing lessons (borrowed from Ciladian: dyal, voice + sebher, to teach; to learn + -un, suffix that turns a verb into a noun meaning "something that is [verb]ed")
dyakumutir: vocal exercise (borrowed from Ciladian: dyakum, larynx, voicebox + utir, to exercise; exercise (either a physical exercise or an academic one; you wouldn't use it for "Exercise your right to vote"))
ehastra: voider (tray or basket)
voivod: voivod (Terran borrowing)
voivodish: voivodship (office of a voivod) (voivod + -ish, suffix that means "the state of being a [noun]")
voivodia: voivodship (jurisdiction of a voivod) (voivod + -ia, suffix for places_
skrabigh: skrabij (local ruler in parts of historical northern Hegheos) (borrowing from an old language of northern Hegheos)
skrabighlad: skrabijlad (jurisdiction of a skrabij) (borrowing from an old language of northern Hegheos)
skrabigget: skrabigget (office of a skrabij) (borrowing from an old language of northern Hegheos)
zhetibdi: vomer bone, ploughshare bone
khamkhamineyis or just khamineyis: vore (khamkham, to munch on + ineyis, story)
dabzdo: vorlage (skiing position)
zipidad: vote-a-rama (zipi, through + dad, vote; to vote (for); to elect)
ya ya nang: ya ya nang (red flower that grows in Chatonian graveyards); vulture (person who profits off suffering or death) (borrowing from a Chinesish language of Chatony)
vigotzkizh: Vygotskian (Vigotzki, Vygotsky + -izh, suffix for making -ian or -esque words out of people's names)
zhigyask: vermeil, silver-gilt, gilt silver, gilded silver
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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 grammar:


Questions asking for reassurance at the end of a statement (Manda's in the hall, isn't she?) are called sentence tags. All tags (isn't it?, aren't they?, don't we?, do you?) are translated as isnaloshas ("I assume") when the speaker is asking for certification of some factual question that she or he is not completely sure about. When written in Roman characters, sentences ending with a sentence tag take a period, not a question mark:

Manda as e belim, isnaloshas.
Manda PRS in hall 1s-assume-PRS
Manda's in the hall, isn't she?
Isn't Manda in the hall?

Okgal as esit Dantonik, isnaloshas.
Okgal PRS name Dantonese 1s-assume-PRS
Okgal is a Dantonese name, isn't it?
Isn't Okgal a Dantonese name?

Ar os heyess splaska, isnaloshas.
2s NEG like-PRS splaska 1s-assume-PRS
You don't like splaska, do you?

When you are asking for reaffirmation on something you already know your interlocutor agrees with -- a value judgment or a matter of taste rather than something factual you want to know -- you instead use wirhauess ("we know"):

Vitzakhes as somsum, wirhauess.
vitzakh-PL PRS delicious 1p-know-PRS
Vitzakhs are delicious, aren't they?
Aren't vitzakhs delicious?

Bobo as karsti, wirhauess.
Bobo PRS idiot 1p-know-PRS
Bobo is an idiot, isn't he?
Isn't Bobo an idiot?



And with that, my Kankonian grammar went up from 153 pages to 154 pages when pasted into Corel WordPerfect.
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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: warm (almost close to the correct answer) (lit. "near the square"; by comparison, "cold" is "out of the square" and "hot" is "in the square")
mohokhar: war pig
howowana: washwater (howo, to wash + wana, water)
ti*ta*fash: dawdler (ti*ta*, to waste time, to dawdle, to dilly-dally + -fash, agent noun suffix)
ti*ta*is: time-waster (person who wastes others' time) (ti*ta* + -is, suffix to indicate a person)
ti*ta*ar: time-waster (unproductive thing or activity) (ti*ta* + -ar, suffix to indicate a way)
hazasshrud: fountain moss, brook moss, water moss (Fontinalis) (hazas, river + shrud, moss)
hazasshrudnakhi: fontinalaceous (hazasshrud + nakha, (taxonomic) family + -i, adjective suffix)
snoduwod: watermoss (Salvinia)
yauluka: water-plantain (exotic borrowing)
lishehea: waxwood, wax-leaf privet, Chinese privet (Ligustrum lucidum)
ohworiel Dumangik: Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense) (lit. "Dumangian privet", Dumang being a continent of Kankonia)
hefoasea: web of fear
Vermakht: Wehrmacht (Terran borrowing)
nashnargya: Weissia
nashnargyanakhi: pottiaceous (nashnargya + nakha + -i)
Veltpolitik: Weltpolitik (Terran borrowing)
bludueria: bludueria (the Hegheosik Empire's imperialist policy of turning itself into a global power) (bluduo, global + -eria, suffix to make an abstract noun out of a concrete word)
welshrebit: Welsh rabbit, Welsh rarebit (English borrowing)
korigundas: korigundas (dish of honey and mead on toast)
mogush na Koko: Wendy house (lit. "playhouse of Koko", Koko being the name of some little girl; inspired by Colbie Caillat, whose parents called her Coco when she was little, in the French tradition of reduplicative nicknames for children)
galapwega: Werneria (flower) (borrowing from Povoian)
nowobinga: torrent toad, smalltongue toad (borrowing from a language of Kupulshas)
ira'ira: Beck's volute (exotic borrowing)
vestrevor: volute
ader ad Venyas: wet dream (very exciting fantasy) (lit. "a visit to Heaven")
bibza: wet nose, rhinarium, nose leather
rubushiet: Blautia wexlerae
zoden khoshyuar: whale shark (lit. "colossal shark")
gwiy: wheek; to wheek
hoihoyah: wheel away, to
shyabiphkyab: if-by-whiskey (borrowing from Ciladian: shyab, both + iphkyab, answer, reply)
phoshup malvelug: whitewall tire, white sidewall tire, WSW tire (lit. "old-fashioned tire")
teubrutsha: wild ginger (Asarum)
teubrutshanakhi: aristolochiaceous (teubrutsha + nakha + -i)
vare (pl. varis) na pilpiu: Dutchman's pipe, birthwort (Aristolochia) (lit. "labia plant")
vavzharon: bupropion
hworolaud: williwaw
hehora: wimple
howeilapsoz: windchill (factor) (howei, cold + lapsoz, index)
tziyimlapsoz: heat index (tziyim, hot + lapsoz)
lidladenleski*: window of opportunity (lidlad, doorbell + enles, time + ki*, slice; an allusion to the idiom abduzh lidlad av wan dlintas (to answer the doorbell when it rings), meaning "to strike when the iron is hot")
vroptzya: wine-tasting (cf. vropuwa, wine)
shomusha mu tetetza: wing chair, wing-back chair (lit. "armchair in the shape of a butterfly")
truthstria: wirewood, river jam, desert oak (Acacia coriacea)
hombam or hobam: without legs (hope is the thing ~); lame (not able to get anywhere)
shwitziya: legs (of wine)
uo*i kiul: wizard (person over 30 who has never had sex) (lit. "white amoeba")
ram-shil-kozanis: Lake Wobegon syndrome (lit. "one-hundred-as-fifty")
nawakephadim: wokery, wokeism (borrowing from Shaleyan: nawake, woke (lit. having one's eyes open) + phadim, ideology)
hwuhwigh: wolf whistle (onomatopeia)
arkhakwudan: wonderwall, rock (person one can rely on) (arkhak, rock + wudan, mountain)
woudi: woodie (car) (English borrowing)
adaz as eosa: word., truthiness. (you speak the truth) (lit. "what is true")
yis na laphkyuphpis (lit. "truth of the wishful thinker") or yis na harg (lit. "truth of the goat"): truthiness (claimed truth with no evidence)
kyuphugam: working model (borrowing from Ciladian: kyuph, real + ugam, model; paradigm)
ozuvwi tzeten: world music (lit. "ethnic music")
*opeyes das kampasov: worlds apart (lit. "galaxies away")
azirthu: written (of a social rule) (azireth, to teach + -u, a no-longer-productive suffix to form passive participial adjectives out of verbs)
meazirthu: unwritten (of a social rule) (me-, negative prefix + azirthu)
nasar oel karol: wrylie (in a screenplay) (lit. "line without speech")
pogi: pogi (fictional agouti-like creature used to test children's understanding of Kankonian plurals)
tzadem: tzadem (fictional pig- or tapir-like creature used to test children's understanding of Kankonian plurals)

The wug test in Kankonian can be called onishartz hel pogi, oni hel pogi, onishartz hel tzadem, oni hel tzadem, onishartz pogitzademi, oni pogitzademi, onishartz tzademipogi, or oni tzademipogi. Onishartz (oni for short) means "test", while hel means "with". The pogi (plural should be pogas) tests children's knowledge of plurals for nouns with "soft" endings (like single vowels), while the tzadem (plural should be tzademes) tests children's knowledge of plurals for nouns with "hard" endings (most consonants). And yes, I was not-so-subconsciously inspired by Spanish when I gave Kankonian the rule that nouns ending in consonants add -es to pluralize.

woerli: wurley, gunyah, humpy (Terran borrowing)
vurst: wurst (German borrowing)
thedrok: thedrok (sausage in the style of the cultures of northern Hegheos) (borrowing from a language of northern Hegheos)
wushah: wuxia (Terran borrowing)
tezrikangit: tezrikangit (genre of literature set in the Povoian Empire and focusing on martial arts) (Povoian borrowing; tezri is the Povoian word for dragon)
vwashit: wyrm (wingless and limbless dragon) (Povoian borrowing)
deshidzha: white chocolate
deshidzhamukhebz: white chocolate mocha (deshidza + mukhebz, mocha)

Structures:

Mui yau ar oratzen ditur halad venit na is ad tortur!: Way to ruin my perfectly good chance at winning! (lit. "And then you ruined . . .!")

Idioms:

myu gisas mu dohak az trayas buloupiz: a few wrinkles that need to be ironed out (lit. "a few square wheels that need to be rounded")
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After my previous post I remembered that I hadn't implemented the "any amount" sign for case blocks (my term for structures like "{p,k,g}") yet, so I went and rewrote a chunk of my code to consider them. So, with the "any amount" symbol "+" (as an easier-to-write alternative to a subscript "n"), my sound changer can now also correctly identify sequences such as "{g{e,a}}+" - i.e., it will return a positive for words like "ga","gepan","gegapan","sigagepan","gagegamin", "gagagegegage", etc...
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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)
zhoarsomonosakh: xenolinguistics, astrolonguistics (study of non-human languages) (zhoar, non-human sapient + somonosakh, linguistics)
Kwetiyal: Quettiyal (the underworld in Yomobama) (Disque borrowing)
Kwagoershi: Kuago:shi (city in Povoi known for its axolotls) (Povoian borrowing)
Kho: !Xóõ (Terran borrowing)
yantra: yantra (Terran borrowing)
kepetra: kepetra (geometrical diagram used as an aid in Musefi worship) (Phesandran borrowing)
pakrah: yard (spar)
pakopok: yardarm
zhevrabra: Yi (dinosaur genus)
adyetakikli: yodization (ad-, prefix for for/to + yeta, the Kankonian letter Y + kikli, phoneme)
khidriva: yohimbe (borrowing from a language of Kupulshas)
khidrivenya: yohimbine, quebrachine (khidriva + -enya, suffix of Shaleyan origin for a drug)
betzith andrasarizh: young love (lit. "Andrasarian love", Andrasarian being a mythical lover)
shaluna: Yule log (pastry)
emihaha na wana: zaddy (handsome, chic older man) (lit. "grandpa of water")
gyashurtyuph: zelophobia (made of Ciladian roots: gyashur, jealousy + tyuph, fear)
fangdanks: blind mole rat, zemmi, fossorial role rat, subterranean mole rat
psugoitkhad: Zeno machine, accelerated Turing machine, ATM (borrowing from Achel psugoitcad: psug, to swallow + oit, loop + cad, machine)
baksiksi: Zeno (involving an infinite number of intervals within a finite time) (baksiks, game similar to Jezzball + -i, adjective suffix; cf. osmomos na baksiks, Zeno's paradox)
tzepola: zeppola (Terran borrowing)
shwapidolma: shuapidorma (Povoian fried pastry with custard and chocolate at top) (Povoian borrowing)
osmomos na klotzab: Zhuangzi paradox (lit. "paradox of the parrot")
ilrarun: zonule of Zinn, Zinn's membrane, ciliary zonule (made of Ciladian roots: il, exe + rarun, band (something tied together))
roruz-ilrarun: zonulitis (roruz, inflammation + ilrarun)
zhakwashi: girdle-tailed lizard, girdled lizard, spinytail lizard, zonure (borrowing from a language of Kupulshas)
sog*ob: zorb (influenced by sog*ospos, disco ball)
sog*obderis: zorbonaut (sog*ob + der, inside + -is, suffix for a person)
doermingatru: doermingatru (member of a light infantry regiment of the late Povoian army) (Povoian borrowing)
detsh na piesshegorm: zwischenzug (lit. "miniboss move")
bekshom: zythum (borrowed from a language of ancient southern Hegheos or northern Durben)



Thanks for putting up with these lexicondump posts for so long!
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