(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.
- 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