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by gach
09 Jan 2020 18:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

Re: Lexember 2019

gach: You mentioned near the beginning of the month that you'd never participated in Lexember before, but you certainly did an excellent job! So many of your entries are packed with interesting morphophonological, historical, and cultural information about multiple languages, all of which have uniq...
by gach
31 Dec 2019 19:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

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Here's for the last two days. Have a happy new year. 30. Inaki nuča , gap n silpə , dawn n silpənəš , the time between two dawns n kātə , winter n katnəš , year n The Proto Inaki -nəš < nuča appears as an unproductive suffix in certain temporal words. The word silpənəš is related to the concept of "...
by gach
30 Dec 2019 01:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

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28. Inaki šælka , shadow n vanə , ground, land n šælkava , spirit world, underworld n In later Inaki languages words derived from šælkava appear as names of either the underworld or the spirit world in its totality. The suffix -va , that appears in the name, is one of the areal derivations in Proto...
by gach
28 Dec 2019 01:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

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26. Inaki ãŋə , bone n aŋsə/ãŋsə , divine v The verb for "divine" is derived from the noun ãŋə for "bone" due to a practice of divining from small pieces of animal bones. In the later practices both tossing the bones and bouncing them on a drum membrane are attested. The standard form of the derive...
by gach
25 Dec 2019 15:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

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25.

Inland family

gerse, smoke n
bila, sweet adj
gerbla, incense n

As is probably clear, gerbla is a contraction of gerse and bila.
by gach
25 Dec 2019 02:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

Re: Lexember 2019

24. Let's try something a slight bit more convoluted for Christmas, as this one is strictly speaking not between any of the three proto languages I've been using here. Sei jɨɨ , water n c'eł , live at v Early pre-Janti jɨt'ełwa , minor local water spirit n This name for a class of spirits is only f...
by gach
23 Dec 2019 20:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1207
Views: 299345

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Fitting with the ever so often surfacing discussion on alternate tuning systems, here's Adam Neely with some microtonal Christmas tunes. Not at all unenjoyable.
by gach
23 Dec 2019 20:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

Re: Lexember 2019

22. Inaki sũjalə , shaman n maŋkilə , healer n mańə , healthy adj Both sũjalə and maŋkilə were religious specialists in the Proto Inaki society with somewhat complementary tasks. Sũjalə acted as the intermediary to the spirit world, while as a healer maŋkilə was responsible with the rituals surroun...
by gach
23 Dec 2019 00:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

Re: Lexember 2019

20. Inaki čəri , cold adj Sei ɨntɨ , cold adj Inland family pele , cold adj 21. Inaki tunti , hot adj Sei k'aa , hot adj Inland family ɢur , hot adj Here's a bit of backlog due to some travel and then being drafted to organise an office party. This time all wards are for Proto Inaki . "Wards" means...
by gach
20 Dec 2019 16:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 553
Views: 202462

Re: Other Creativity

There's actually tons of tutorials on how to make your own guitar on the Internet, so it's really mostly the lack of proper tools which is preventing me to do it (tinkering with an existing guitar as you proposed is possible but I'd rather not break it any further than I already have while playing ...
by gach
20 Dec 2019 00:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

Re: Lexember 2019

Here's a bit of backlog due to some travel and then being drafted to organise an office party. This time all wards are for Proto Inaki . 14. kælva , millstone 15. pəkti , fireplace used for cooking n This word will stay largely cooking related in the descendants, but in one peripheral branch its mea...
by gach
14 Dec 2019 07:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

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12. Inaki vićaśə , cook v tr. This verb is derived from the noun vića ("pot") with the same verbaliser -sə/śə as used in the verb tilkasə ("plough", day 10). It shows sibilant harmony which in proto Inaki allowed either only palatal ( ś ć ) or non-palatal ( s š č ) sibilants and affricates within a...
by gach
12 Dec 2019 06:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

Re: Lexember 2019

11.

Inaki

vića, pot n

Sei

kɨm, pot n

Inland family

bruro, pot n
by gach
11 Dec 2019 07:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

Re: Lexember 2019

10. Inaki uvkə - plough n tilkasə - plough v Inland family ofqa - plough n Inaki uvkə is yet another example of an early Inland loan. The semantically corresponding verb tilkasə is formed with the generic verbalised -sə but its root tilka- is otherwise unattested. It's reasonable to interpret that ...
by gach
10 Dec 2019 05:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

Re: Lexember 2019

9. Inaki kãvi - dam n kãvičə - fishing net n Kãvičə is formed as a diminutive of kãvi with the suffix -čə . The rather close relation of these words to fishing means that non-fishing related dams and nets have often gained newly derived lexemes in ythe daughter languages, leaving the forms derived ...
by gach
09 Dec 2019 06:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

Re: Lexember 2019

7. Inaki jani - offer v tr. 8. Inaki čavri - barley n pælsə - wheat n Pælsə is an early loan from the inland family, most likely from an early barely diverged variety and not the proto language itself. Inland family pelse - wheat n kun - long adj pekun - barley n Pekun is derived from pelse and kun...
by gach
07 Dec 2019 00:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

Re: Lexember 2019

5.

Inaki

lũli, offering n

Sei

ƛ'eno, offering n

Inland family

ftodi, offering n


6.

Inaki

pesva, take care, nurse v tr.

Inland family

tuɢe, take care, nurse v tr.
by gach
05 Dec 2019 04:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

Re: Lexember 2019

4.

Inaki

ćæspa, ceremonial feast n

Sei

xo, eat v
by gach
04 Dec 2019 04:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

Re: Lexember 2019

3. Inaki ītə , good adj ītaŋ , along adv ītaŋ is derived from ītə by the suffix -aŋ that forms local and temporal adverbs. Sei t'owa , good adj Inland family reige , good adj rage , well adv fas , by giving baqes , by helping Converbs and manner adverbs commonly derive through the lowering of the r...
by gach
03 Dec 2019 03:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5442

Re: Lexember 2019

Well, why not. I've never participated in these before, but I could use an excuse to fill in proto forms for my various families. 1. Inaki særnə , help n sæŋki , help v tr. The verb stem sæŋki involves the deletion of the root final /ə/ before the causative suffix -ki and the subsequent simplificati...