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Lexember 2019

Post by shimobaatar » 30 Nov 2019 12:00

Happy December everyone!

(It's actually still rather early on November 30th where I am, but I've been looking forward to this, and I'll be traveling for most of today and tomorrow, so I'm posting this now, since it is already December 1st in at least some parts of the world.)

Welcome to Lexember, a monthlong "game" that challenges participants to create at least one new word in one of their conlangs daily from the 1st through the 31st of December, and to post it here in this thread. This is the 8th year of the Lexember tradition, I believe, and its 7th year here on the CBB!

If you miss a day, you could always post two words the next day, if you'd like. Sometimes, players will go back and forth between using different conlangs of theirs, or use multiple throughout the entire month. Others might use a single conlang for all 31 days, but make multiple words each day. Some conlangers like to include etymologies for their words, and/or example sentences. Additionally, some people try to make words that fit in with weekly themes that they either decide on themselves or are suggested by the thread. Of course, you can play however you'd like!

Commenting on the words others have made is always encouraged, as is taking inspiration from them! It's been mentioned in previous years that communities of conlangers on various social media platforms also participate in Lexember (in fact, I believe it was started on Twitter), so if you're active elsewhere, you might consider posting your words there, too.

Last year, I updated the thread's OP at the start of every week to suggest various "themes" that people might take inspiration from. I'd like to do that again this year, but naturally, no one would ever be required to follow these themes, and players who do choose to follow them should feel free to interpret them however they'd like.

Weekly Themes:
  • Week 1 (Dec. 1-7): Giving, Charity, and Generosity
  • Week 2 (Dec. 8-14): Food, Eating, Cooking, and Agriculture
  • Week 3 (Dec. 15-21): Feeling, Sensation, Emotion, Cognition, and Awareness
  • Week 4 (Dec. 22-28): Belief, Folklore, Superstition, Mythology, Religion, and the Supernatural
  • Week 5 (Dec. 29-31): Time, Repetition, Cyclicality, Rhythm, and Music
Previous years' threads can be found here: 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018
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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by Tuyono » 30 Nov 2019 19:32

I like this tradition a lot! I want to make Ak'aleniw words this time, but it might be easier to stick with familiar Źilaa Ruńu, since this is going to be my busiest December ever. I guess I can always mix the two.

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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » 30 Nov 2019 19:52

I've always liked participating in this, but not sure if I should stick with Lihmelinyan or actually try to make a few words in my tentative new conlang Arculese. [:$]

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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by Ælfwine » 01 Dec 2019 12:20

Guess I'll kick it off.

:con: :got: Gotesch Razde

гифтс [ˈɣifts] from Proto-Germanic *giftiz
1.) gift, present
2.) the giving of a woman as a bride
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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by Jackk » 01 Dec 2019 12:48

Woooo Lexember! [:D]

1st December:

Boral

graðleur /gʀaðˈlawʀ/ volunteer
donation /donaˈdzjɔn/ donation, gift
mundum impūrum incolāmus
hamteu n'un mont sug
let us live in a dirty world

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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by ixals » 01 Dec 2019 13:22

1st December

:con: Elá

kitʼá /kiˈtʼä/ - onomatopoeia
1.) to clap, clapping
2.) to slap, slap
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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by Corphishy » 01 Dec 2019 15:12

1st December

*noris
/ˈnoris̻/ [ˈnorʲɪs̪]
n. boss
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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by Linguifex » 01 Dec 2019 17:49

Lexember 1

Archaic Wǫkratąk

√knl 'thank, gratitude, show respect' >

iknǫl 'thankfulness'
kanol pl. kinlǫ 'elder, esteemed person'
kinal 'type of flowering plant'
kinlales 'generosity'
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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by Tuyono » 01 Dec 2019 18:32

Źilaa Ruńu:

beńa /ˈbɛ.ɲɑ/ (v.) visit
--> ibeńa /iˈbɛ.ɲɑ/ (n. hu.) guest

Ak'aleniw:

qomla /ˈqom.la/ (v.) help (someone)

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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by VaptuantaDoi » 01 Dec 2019 20:39

Movard

oeln /ɛːn/ mn. Uncle, or any male relative. Also used as a term of respect for an elder. Vulgar Latin *aunclu, from Latin avunculus; Old Movard onlhe, Middle Movard oinle.

vadeil /vaˈdai̯/ mn. A pendulum. Vulgar Latin *bataclu “clapper of a bell,” from L battuō + -culum; Old Movard badalhe, Middle Movard badaile.



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indesque /inˈdɛskɛ/ adv. Until, as far as. Latin indē usque, the same origin as French jusque.

linguaichu /linˈgu̯ai̯tʃu/ neut.n. A specific language, rather than the grammar of any language. Latin linguaticum, by analogy with the Old Provençal lenguatge; Post-Renaissance Cartaginese linguache.

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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by GoshDiggityDangit » 01 Dec 2019 21:04

December 2nd:

Cánzo

Ênk [ẽ̂k̚] an.n. Ember, Spark, Small Flame
•from Old Cánzo “Émbka”, Torch, Candle, root “Ém”
•marks for plurality and case
• Ênk (spark), Êncon (spark-OBL), Ênkasu (spark-POSS), Ênk-ênk (spark-PL)

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Post by Ælfwine » 01 Dec 2019 21:56

VaptuantaDoi wrote:
01 Dec 2019 20:39
Movard

oeln /ɛːn/ mn. Uncle, or any male relative. Also used as a term of respect for an elder. Vulgar Latin *aunclu, from Latin avunculus; Old Movard onlhe, Middle Movard oinle.

vadeil /vaˈdai̯/ mn. A pendulum. Vulgar Latin *bataclu “clapper of a bell,” from L battuō + -culum; Old Movard badalhe, Middle Movard badaile.
Nice. Is this the romance language from the random ideas thread?
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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by shimobaatar » 01 Dec 2019 21:57

Y²KS (Day 1):

mabu /ˈmabu/ (v.) to give
  • From Proto-AY *máb- "to give"
  • Always takes the thing being given as its direct object, never the person being given to
Derivations and Related Terms:
Spoiler:
mabī /maˈbiː/ (n.) gift, present
  • From Proto-AY *máb- "to give"
  • Refers mainly to material things given without the expectation of necessarily receiving anything in return
  • Usually refers to fairly small things given as gifts between friends or family members
mafsantī /ˈmafsantiː/ (adj.) giving
  • From Proto-AY *máb- "to give" + *-śamt- "NPST.PART"
  • Describes someone who is engaging in the act of giving
  • Can also be used as a noun: "giver, donor"
mafḫērī /ˈmafxeːriː/ (adj.) given
  • From Proto-AY *máb- "to give" + *-ḫayiz- "PST.PART"
  • Can also be used as a noun referring to the recipient of a gift
mabnēyyi /mabˈneːjji/ (n.) giving
  • From Proto-AY *máb- "to give" + *-naya- "NPST.GER"
  • Refers to the act of giving or an instance thereof
maffanī /ˈmaffaniː/ (n.) donation, contribution
  • From Proto-AY *máb- "to give" + *-ṗan- "PST.GER"
  • Usually refers to larger gifts given by entire families or organizations to other families or organizations
mēbuyyi /ˈmeːbujji/ (adj.) rich, wealthy
  • From Proto-AY *máybu- "to be generous"
  • Like most adjectives, can also be used as a noun
  • Refers to monetary or material wealth, not necessarily property or power
mēburaˤˤī /ˈmeːburaʕʕiː/ (adj.) generous, philanthropic
  • From Proto-AY *máybu- "to be generous" + *rā́ˤ- "large, big"
  • Reflects social expectation for those with a great deal of money
Example:

Šuḫāmin mēburāmin tēnamin mubamyat tē maffinamyat mabnēywēn yānu.
/ʃuˈxaːmin ˈmeːburaːmin ˈteːnamin muˈbamjat teː ˈmaffinamjat mabˈneːjweːn ˈjaːnu/
[ʃʊˈxɑːmɪ̃m ˈmeːbʊˌræːmɪ̃n ˈteːnɐmɪ̃m mʊˈbæ̃mjɐt̚ te ˈmæffɪ̃ˌnæ̃mjɐt̚ mɐβˈneːjwẽn ˈjæːnʊ]
šuḫa-amin mēbu-raˤˤ-amin tēn-amin mab-amyat tē maffan-amyat mabnē-iwēn yān-u
this-ERG.G.SG.DEF generous-AUG-ERG.G.SG.DEF woman-ERG.G.SG.DEF gift-ERG.G.PL.INDEF and donation-ERG.G.PL.INDEF giving-ABS.C.SG.DEF love-3s.NPST.IND
This generous woman loves giving both small gifts and larger donations.



Theodish (Day 1):

gefen /ˈjeːvən/ (v.) to give
  • From Proto-Germanic *gebaną
Derivations and Related Terms:
Spoiler:
fargefen /farˈjeːvən/ (v.) to forgive, to absolve of
  • From Proto-Germanic *fragebaną
  • Can take two objects: the person being forgiven and the the thing they are being forgiven for
efgefen /ɛfˈjeːvən/ (v.) to give up, to hand over, to surrender
  • From Proto-Germanic *abagebaną
  • Mostly used as a transitive verb
gift /ˈjɪft/ (n.) gift, present, donation
  • From Proto-Germanic *giftiz
  • Refers primarily to physical or monetary gifts
gefe /ˈjeːv/ (n.) gift, favor, blessing, talent
  • From Proto-Germanic *gēbǭ or *gebō
  • Refers primarily to intangible skills or instances of good luck
Example:

Scalt du my fargefen?
/ʃalt duː miː farˈjeːvən/
[ˈʃɒl‿dʉ mɪ vɒrˈjeːvə]
scal-t du my fargef-en
will-2s.PRES.IND 2s.NOM 1s.OBL forgive-INF
Will you forgive me?

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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by VaptuantaDoi » 01 Dec 2019 22:09

Ælfwine wrote:
01 Dec 2019 21:56
VaptuantaDoi wrote:
01 Dec 2019 20:39
Movard

oeln /ɛːn/ mn. Uncle, or any male relative. Also used as a term of respect for an elder. Vulgar Latin *aunclu, from Latin avunculus; Old Movard onlhe, Middle Movard oinle.

vadeil /vaˈdai̯/ mn. A pendulum. Vulgar Latin *bataclu “clapper of a bell,” from L battuō + -culum; Old Movard badalhe, Middle Movard badaile.
Nice. Is this the romance language from the random ideas thread?
I'm afraid it isn't. I'm also developing that one currently, alongside these two at least. My excuse is that it's for an alternate history where there was less conglomeration of small states in the 18th/19th centuries and thus more languages, but in reality I just can't make up my mind. This one is a divergent Gallo-Romance language spoken in the city-state of Mulhouse (Movard) on the French-German border.

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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » 01 Dec 2019 22:49

Lihmelinyan for now :)

1st

nántami - "I give"
Aorist stem: nat-

He gave the woman a horse.

Sa ukséllān amíntāi enátet.

he-NOM horse-ACC woman-DAT give-3RD.SING.AOR

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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by gokupwned5 » 02 Dec 2019 01:40

Biskainish

tụgeḥẹb /tɨgeɦɛb/ - (v.) to give
  • From American English to give
Example:

Argebn fọḥdabraḥẹr tri fọḥfisas frȧplata yaz gef.
/ar.ˈgeɪ.bn̩ ˈfɔɦ.da.ˈbra.ɦɛr tri fɔɦ.ˈfi.sas frə.ˈpla.ta jaz ˈgef/
[aɾ.ˈgeɪ.m̩ ˈfɔː.də.ˈbɾa.ɦɨɾ tɾi fɔː.ˈfi.səs fɾə.ˈpla.tə jəz ˈgef]
1S.PST.PRF-give-PRF OBL-DEF-bride 3 OBL-piece-PLU GEN-silver as gift
I gave the bride 3 silver pieces as a gift.

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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by DesEsseintes » 02 Dec 2019 03:05

shimobaatar wrote:
01 Dec 2019 21:57
Y²KS ...

mafsantī
mafḫērī
mabnēyyi
maffanī
mēbuyyi
mēburaˤˤī
Yay! Nice to see Y2 in action again. It’s got such a pleasant aesthetic. I know it’s mere coincidence due to the root, but the Arabic influence is coming through especially strongly thanks to all those initial ma- me- syllables. [:D]

Oh wait. Should I participate in Lexember? I always fail...

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Post by Clio » 02 Dec 2019 03:53

1st Lexember

siṭhā /sitˤʰaː/ v give or receive, participate in a reciprocal gift-exchange
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Post by Khemehekis » 02 Dec 2019 06:16

Great theme! To help all of you out, here's the relevant section of the Landau Core Vocabulary:

FRIENDSHIP AND ALTRUISM
company, companionship (being together)
company, companionship (sitting together)
company, companionship (going together)
defense
protection
relationship
relationship (romantic)
shelter
support
bond (emotional)
comfort (emotional)
care (of child or pet)
care (of elderly person)
care (of sick person)
favor (do me a ~)
help, aid
to help, to aid (succor)
to save, to rescue
to protect
assistance
kiss
to please (make happy)
to please (hard to ~)
to help, to assist
to take care of, to care for
to serve (a patron at a restaurant)
to assure (Joan ~ed Greg that everything would be fine)
to attract (a girlfriend/boyfriend)
to encourage, to foster
to share (one’s feelings)
to engage (attention, person)
to engage (~ John in a conversation)
to spare (not kill)
to spare (~ her the embarrassment)
to see (nice to ~ you)
to join (May I ~ you?)
to accompany, to come with
to communicate (be in touch)
to stand up for (a person)
to stand up for (one’s rights)
to ease (pain)
to ease (physical tension)
to ease (metaphorical tension)
to ease (one’s conscience)
to ease (one’s mind)
communication (in relationship)
to compromise
helpful (tool, idea)
valuable, precious (jewel or other object)
valuable, precious (advice, time, information)
precious (beloved)
special (very ~ to me)
good (~ friends)
strong (friendship)
weak (friendship)
romantic (~ love, ~ relationship)
faithful, true (not adulterous)
benevolent
benevolent (~ dictatorship)
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Re: Lexember 2019

Post by Allekanger » 02 Dec 2019 07:48

New words for Ivook:

Lexember 1st

GLU
[jiɬu]
to give

HRM
[hiram]
kind


Lexember 2nd

QTUMH'
[itumif]
train

HHUCS
[hautʃas]
bicycle

TEMTUE
[temitue]
aeroplane

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