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Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by Ainuke » 03 Dec 2010 19:11

What is your favourite word in your Conlang?

Mine is Driksonelia. 'Birthday' in its Accusative form. It just sounds so musical :3
(it actually means "Day of beginning")
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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by jseamus » 03 Dec 2010 19:14

In Asalbe-nin, probably <dabaŋ> /ˈdɑbɑŋ/, lemma (nominative); it means a moral obligation or necessity, or it can mean an inescapable urge or fated action.
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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by Ossicone » 03 Dec 2010 19:16

I feel like I said this 100 times but the Inyauk word for heart - /'papaʧ/

Pápatx. Pápatx. Pápatx. Pápatx. Pápatx. Pápatx.
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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by Micamo » 03 Dec 2010 19:21

Agyonnar it's hard to pick, as it has so many awesome words:

Raminda (Cooking Hearth)
Siveran (Snowdrift)
Izel (Ash)

Acoi:

Coreli (The Sun)
Chia Chio Chiauhu! (Guess who!)
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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by Maximillian » 03 Dec 2010 19:47

Arla, meaning "language" in Ríhannen. It sounds very nice and it's one of the oldest words in this conlang.
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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by Thakowsaizmu » 03 Dec 2010 19:50

I don't know that it's my favourite, but I like the sound of the word kĕlkĕwang in Changshuo. I am not going to translate it, though...

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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by Ainuke » 03 Dec 2010 19:57

Micamo wrote:Chia Chio Chiauhu! (Guess who!)
LOL.

What DOES that mean, by the way?
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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by Micamo » 03 Dec 2010 20:04

Ainuke wrote:
Micamo wrote:Chia Chio Chiauhu! (Guess who!)
LOL.

What DOES that mean, by the way?
It's supposed to be nonsense, but it literally translates to "The duckness of a few ducks will duckify!"
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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by Ainuke » 03 Dec 2010 20:09

Perfect for an insane rapist person ;3
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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by Micamo » 03 Dec 2010 20:12

To provide a bit of backstory, the Acoi associate ducks, Chi, with male sexuality, and believe that ducks are the spirits which cause erections. They attempt to get rid of erectile dysfunction by appeasing the ducks. I'm sure you can fill in the rest of the blanks.
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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by Avo » 03 Dec 2010 20:21

sarabo, which is the olive tree. It's one of the oldest words which are still in the conlang, and the olive tree plays a big role in their mythology and stuff, too.

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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by CMunk » 04 Dec 2010 00:07

Maximillian wrote:Arla, meaning "language" in Ríhannen. It sounds very nice and it's one of the oldest words in this conlang.
Arla is the major milk company in Denmark (and Sweden too I think?).

To me it's tough to choose simply because I don't have many words - and the ones I have are subject to change. Oh, and I'm still getting used to the new vowels for ‘mhm̋. But so far my favourites are:

‘mhm̋ (The name of the language)
kńkń (rain (drop) - onomatopoetic)
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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by Maximillian » 04 Dec 2010 07:15

CMunk wrote:Arla is the major milk company in Denmark (and Sweden too I think?).
I know. :mrgreen: It's only a coincidence though.
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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by SLiV » 04 Dec 2010 10:55

I'd have to go with 'мαυ'. It means 'game' in Lurioneski, and is closely related to 'Mao', the lurion God of Wisdom. And, of course, it has quite some onomatopoeic value in the non-related word 'мαυαιн' (to meow).
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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by Ossicone » 04 Dec 2010 13:14

SLiV wrote:I'd have to go with 'мαυ'. It means 'game' in Lurioneski, and is closely related to 'Mao', the lurion God of Wisdom. And, of course, it has quite some onomatopoeic value in the non-related word 'мαυαιн' (to meow).
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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by MONOBA » 04 Dec 2010 14:48

I just realized that this board was reborn! This thread caught my attention and it got me to create a new username from one of my (countless) favorite words in my conlang (Siwa). My nickname, monoba [ˈmonoba] means 'monotropa uniflora' (indian pipes). It's made up of the stem mono- 'pale' and the suffix -ba (common in plant names but not entirely productive). The similarity between monotropa and monoba is purely coincidental as far as I know. Other words that use the root mono- are:

mỏkka [ˈmʊʔka] 'X will chew/work leather until it becomes white/pale'
monima [ˈmonima] 'illness' (lit. 'X is making Y pale')
monoka [ˈmonoga] 'ghost'
tamovmi [tɑˈmom:i] 'X is pale'
tamonu [tɑˈmonu] 'X will wilt'

I think what's beautiful about the word is not its sound but what it means. In my opinion, one of the best sounding words in Siwa is
tsuorri [ˈtsʊɔr:i] 'sparrow'.

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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by Adrios » 07 Dec 2010 01:00

Revamping my vocabulary for the umpteenth time. A few favorites I kept.

ptehon = the sound of the ocean.
norami = morning
rei = blue

Nulje atai = [lit] voice for feet (imperative). This is used as a preemptive retort, such as when somebody tries to flag you down or interrupt your routine. In English it could be translated as: "I'm not breaking my pace, so you'd better finish that sentence while I'm still within earshot." Comes in handy with solicitors or bossy coworkers (unless they actually ARE your boss O_O ).
If you add the particle das (root word for sorry) it takes on a much more polite meaning:
das nulje atai = "I'm sorry, but I just don't have the time right now." (said with eye contact).
I'll see your modal voice triggers, and raise you twenty cases.

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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by focle » 07 Dec 2010 21:29

My latest favorite word is Acrenish - which is the name of a conlang I'm just starting.
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Re: Your favourite word in your Conlang?

Post by MosroZolu » 06 Mar 2011 13:15

Yefasima

It means "the day/the world/life is enchanting/beautiful/wonderful/magical".
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