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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by Davush » Sun 10 Dec 2017, 11:31

10:

Trying to think of how native Qutrussans would divide up their phonology. So I will use these words for today:

Yuthán mírni - Vowels (voice-y sounds)
Catyuthán mírni - Consonants (between-voice-y sounds)

Vowels are divided into:
Shóni mírni - pure sounds /a i u/
Mŭsshóni mírin - impure sound /ǝ/
Trávă mírni - long sounds /a: i: u:/
Hatrávă mírni - extra long sounds /ai au ia ua e: o:/

Consonants are divided into:
Tábaqqa mírni - stopping sounds /p t ts k b d dz g/
Nómŭqqa mírni - humming sounds /m n/
Srósu mírni - hushing sounds /f θ s ʃ/
Galai mírni - elegant sounds /q ħ ɾ l v j/
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by Evynova » Sun 10 Dec 2017, 12:14

Day 10

:con: Urxan

Ter, v.
m. /t͡sɛr/
f. /da͡ir/
  • To murder; to assassinate
  • To kill (with intent)
  • To slaughter (an animal)
Note: this is a taboo word. In the presence of women, men are not allowed to say it. A common workaround would be the verb ejcan, "to cause the end of".

Example:
Kijan caxfawux kita termal or taboo kijan caxfaxuw kita ejcanmal.
S.he killed his.her brother.

Davush wrote:
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 11:31
[...]
Vowels are divided into:
Shóni mírni - pure sounds /a i u/
Mŭsshóni mírin - impure sound /ǝ/
Trávă mírni - long sounds /a: i: u:/
Hatrávă mírni - extra long sounds /ai au ia ua e: o:/

Consonants are divided into:
Tábaqqa mírni - stopping sounds /p t ts k b d dz g/
Nómŭqqa mírni - humming sounds /m n/
Srósu mírni - hushing sounds /f θ s ʃ/
Galai mírni - elegant sounds /q ħ ɾ l v j/
That's really interesting! How did they/you decide which sounds were "impure" and which were "pure" or "elegant"?
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by Lao Kou » Sun 10 Dec 2017, 13:06

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5th - römbmagwars [ˌɾømbmaˈgwaɾs] n. ginkgo (biloba)

Seth lav höi chauk síkursauch ezgaurauch rhöseu chau römbmagwarsaus chau glozhalörsaut ba kétokh daikh.
3SG-NOM AUX.PRES.IMPERS PTCL DEF.PL seed-ACC.PL many-ACC.PL too-AdADJ DEF ginkgo-GEN DEF eat.PRES.GER-ACC PTCL be.careful should
You should be careful about eating too many ginkgo seeds.
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by Davush » Sun 10 Dec 2017, 15:20

Evynova wrote:
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 12:14

That's really interesting! How did they/you decide which sounds were "impure" and which were "pure" or "elegant"?
The elegant series are liquids + /q ħ/ because they are perceived to sound 'smooth', and also because correct pronunciation of /q ħ/ is a marker of the prestige dialect (and because I like them). The categories are semi-arbitrary, based on the early grammarians descriptions of the language. The 'impure' vowel(s) come from the time when several vowels were merging into /ǝ/ (still spelled ă ĭ ŭ).
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by Tuyono » Sun 10 Dec 2017, 20:47

Day 10

:con: Zhilaa Runju

malse /ˈmal.se/ (n. - inan. / quant. )
nothing, none

Example:

maz izematle malse cra tuuhi seeg.
/maz izeˈmat.le ˈmal.se cra ˈtuːhi seːg/
NEG FUT-find-2SG nothing inside basket 3SG.HU.OBL
You will find nothing in her basket.
(Double negation! I decided on this just now.)

As a noun (pronoun?) it's inanimate, but as a quantifier it can be used with animates, too:

lis malse aacar siv leen
/lis ˈmal.se aːˈcar siβ leːn/
be_at.NFUT.3SG none woman-PL.OBL near home
None of the women are/were near the house
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by ixals » Sun 10 Dec 2017, 22:01

Lexember 10th:

:con: Cissian


томян m/inan - frankincense
  • tomján /toˈmʲan/ ; gen. singular: томяна tomjána /toˈmʲa.na/; nom. plural: томяни tomjáni /toˈmʲa.ni/
  • From Ancient Greek θυμιαμα (thūmíāma) "that which is burnt as incense or fumigation". Compare Hungarian tömjén, Serbian тамјан (tamjan) and Romanian tămâie.
мирга f/inan - myrrh
  • mírha /ˈmir.ɦa/ ; gen. singular: миргэ mírhe /ˈmir.ɦe/; nom. plural: мирги mírhi /ˈmir.ɦi/
  • From Ancient Greek μυρρα (múrrha) "myrrh", from Semitic. Compare Arabic مُرّ‏ (murr) "myrrh" and Hebrew מור (mór) "myrrh".
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by gestaltist » Sun 10 Dec 2017, 22:52

Lexember 10 - Nakarian

boh˨ - empty verbal root used with noun incorporation to make denominal verbs (something like “to vacation”).
Spoiler:
Nakarian has very productive noun incorporation. boh˨ is the result of historical sound change for 24 different proto-Nakarian roots. It just so happens that several of them were verbs which were frequently used with noun incorporation. That led to boh˨ losing any meaning other than providing a verbal "home" to the verb.
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by felipesnark » Sun 10 Dec 2017, 23:05

Shonksika day 10:

ilonu 1) v suffer 2) vt endure
pemunu v last
popemunu (der. of po-, pemunu) vi endure
pso- (< Shk. psodenu fail) 1) pfx involuntary 2) pfx accidental
psoganenu (der. of pso-, ganenu) v 1) spoil (plot) 2) reveal (accidentally)
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by Shemtov » Mon 11 Dec 2017, 01:16

Day 9:
Proto-M̟oḩaic:
/t͡ʃ'ɨlaʒ/ "music"

Daa Sevǔihk:
Tummuñ "Music"

Day 10:
Proto-M̟oḩaic:
/ðˤəw/ "Water"

Daa Sevǔihk:
Hcaam "Ocean"
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by shimobaatar » Mon 11 Dec 2017, 01:42

Wäjāpu (Day 10):

šayä /ɕajə/ (n.) tree


Example:

Sā šayä re räwē qmūcatasu.
sā šayä=re räwē qmūca-ta-su
2s.NOM tree=LOC bird see-POT-2s
You can see a bird in the tree.
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by bbbourq » Mon 11 Dec 2017, 01:59

Lexember Day 10
Lortho:

New word:

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doshtalu [doʃ.ˈtɑ.lu]
n. fem (pl ~ne)
  1. the customs, arts, and achievements of a particular people or social group; culture
  2. tradition; folklore; oral history
New phrase:

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shina shinalhar [ʃin.ˈɑ ʃi.nɑl.ˈhɑɾ]
idiomatic expression
  1. "Laugh well."

    Laughter is considered the greatest healer in Lorthoan culture (doshtalu); therefore a parting phrase in Lortho is "Laugh well." It is used both as a departing message or as a "good luck" for someone about to start a new adventure.
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by spanick » Mon 11 Dec 2017, 03:56

Inspired by ixals’ post and the season in general:

ѳюмиама (þümiama) “incense, frankincense” Fem. 1; borrowed from Ancient Greek θυμιαμα

олибанум (olibanum) “frankincense” Neut. 1; borrowed from Medieval Latin olibanum

мѡра (möra) “myrrh” Fem. 1; borrowed from Ancient Greek μύρρο
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by Davush » Mon 11 Dec 2017, 10:55

I really like the sound of Wäjāpu and Lortho!

11:

Continuing to create words for grammatical terms...

yógga
verb (from yógg-, now obsolete in this form, meaning 'to say')

lairaq
noun (from laira 'name' +-q 'having' i.e. 'something having a name' related to lér- 'to point out')

tsillairaq (ṣillairaq?)
pronoun, demonstrative ('lesser noun')
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by gestaltist » Mon 11 Dec 2017, 11:27

Lexember 11 - Nakarian

ba - new root with historical meaning of "earth, ground"

And some actual nouns derived from that root:

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mba	soil, fertile ground			Class 0 of 'ba'
pam	farmer					Class 1 of 'ba'
na˦ba	noble landowner, landlord		Class 3 of 'ba'
memba	farmers (as a class)			Class 4 of 'ba'
rehba	worm					Class 5 of 'ba'
bomba	vermin					Class 6 of 'ba'
χobːa	“acre”, standard measure of land	Class 7 of 'ba'
i˦ba	universe, heaven and earth		Class 9 of 'ba'
ɛbːa	field, farm				Class 10 of 'ba'
t͜ɕɛm	dust					Class 11 of 'ba'
namba	down-to-earth character, steadfastness	Class 12 of 'ba'
gum	plant					Class 13 of 'ba'
qaba	not used				Class 14 of 'ba'
And some nouns derived from the combination of the roots "so" (fire) and "ba" (earth):

Code: Select all

som	lava		root (from so+ba)
t͜som	lava		Class 0 of “som”
rɤhsom	salamander	Class 5 of “som”
ɯ˦som	calendar	Class 9 of som
ɤt͜som	oven		Class 10 of som
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by GaloCuevas » Mon 11 Dec 2017, 11:32

I am not doing a very complex language, but it makes me happy.
It's name is Dréye (/dre-ye/), named after my second name "Andrei".

I make several words every weekend since the second week of November.

Here´s a little poem in prose I made for a character in my conworld.

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Ena linnè gara vira Mara.
A beautiful lady was Mary
Mary was a beautiful lady

Náta deut comd velsti bainyon an fetarge brammen: ena cregiér?
(she was)born gifted with fast legs and strong arms: a warrior?
She was fast and strong: a warrior?

Náta deut comd ena bel, nosca, crisól hebel an ena delav fagaz: ena mus?
(she was)born with a precious, black, curly, hair and a gentle face: a muse?
She has a beautiful curly black hair and a lovely face: a muse?

Ena agraz dansur, ena akerz scribur, ena bai silam
A with grace dancer, a with heart writer, a white soul
A graceful dancer, a passionate writer, a pure soul.
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by Evynova » Mon 11 Dec 2017, 12:50

:con: Urxan

Jegë
f. /jeɣa͡i/
m. /jɛɣə/
  • House, habitation
  • Hut
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by Iyionaku » Mon 11 Dec 2017, 15:39

Lexember 9th

pestan [ˈpestɐn] - pot, pitcher (for tea)

New root

Lexember 10th

condan [ˈkondɐn] - foot

This word will by the everyday word for foot from now on. I've never been satisfied with the old word æʻiy. This will, however, remain as an ancient word for foot.

Usage note: Although you would expect it, condan is not a countable-geminate noun, i.e. it does not have a morphological dual. However, the use of the dual form condanem starts to spread.

Etymology: con (leg) + Terminative noun suffix -dan

Lexember 11th

ʻérfuinu [ˈʔeɾunu] - rodent, gnawer

Etymology: from ʻerfa (to gnaw) + duinu (animal)
Heaven and Earth, but I feel the color of the cake when you keep the Victoria.
I had a mantra on the moss and I had to go to bed.


Oh, and there is a [ɕ] in my name!
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by shimobaatar » Mon 11 Dec 2017, 19:39

Wäjāpu (Day 11):

yen /jen/ (num.) one


Example:

Ning yen qwōṭcäm qmūcang.
ning yen qwōṭcäm qmūca-ng
1s.NOM one cat see-1s
I see one cat.

Got a message from Janko, so I guess this is what I'm doing for the next 10 days.
Davush wrote:
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 10:55
I really like the sound of Wäjāpu
Thank you! I like the way your languages sound as well. I still have to get caught up on your threads.
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by spanick » Mon 11 Dec 2017, 20:30

:con: :got: Gotski

I came up with a few for today within one category:

сахс (sahs) "knife, dagger" Masc. 1
гавала (gavala) "fork" Fem. 1
кашик (kašik) "spoon" Neut. 1; borrowing from Turkish kaşık
купа (kupa) "cup" Neut. 4; borrowing from Late Latin cuppa
танер (taner) "plate" Neut. 1; borrowing from Turkish tanner
борд (bord) "table" Neut. 1
столс (stols) "chair, stool" Masc. 1
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Re: Lexember 2017

Post by Tuyono » Mon 11 Dec 2017, 21:39

Day 11

Zhilaa Runju

I'm making some kinship terms, which I should have done before coming up with words like "thorny bush", but it's actually hard for me to figure out what kind of families there were in this culture. In the meanwhile:

adjil /aˈɟil/ - (n. - hu.) brother

ljesh /ʎeʃ/ - (n. hu.) sister

shien /ʃi͡en/ - (n. - hu.) child
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