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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by GamerGeek » 19 Jun 2017 18:37

bæm [ˈbajm] n. beast

Next: sans n. snake Borrowed shamelessly from Kanite

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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Frislander » 03 Jul 2017 22:45

GamerGeek wrote:Next: sans n. snake
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sanza [sanza] n. "snake"

Next: hammi [hamːi] n. "fruit"

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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Lao Kou » 04 Jul 2017 08:49

Frislander wrote:Next: hammi [hamːi] n. "fruit"
hamívwöns [ˈhamiˌvwø̃s] n. Hami melon
(also, loosely, a cantaloupe, though it sounds a little less genteel than shtuvehebs -- if they were trying to fob off prosciutto e melone at Maxim's Gdhírsauv, I doubt you would see hamívwöns on the menu, unless they were trying to get all rustic on yo' ass)

Next: glomanfals [ˌglomanˈfals/ˌglomãˈfals] n. menu (list of what a restaurant has on offer)
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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Frislander » 12 Jul 2017 18:36

Lao Kou wrote:glomanfals [ˌglomanˈfals/ˌglomãˈfals] n. menu (list of what a restaurant has on offer)
:con: O Kanã

dromãpa [(ⁿ)ɖʳo↓mãpa] v.trans "to arrange, put in an order"

Next: depoa [ⁿde↓po̯a] v.intr "to dream"

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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Linguifex » 20 Sep 2017 05:55

Frislander wrote:Next: depoa [ⁿde↓po̯a] v.intr "to dream"
Oido depoa [diɸoa] 'come to mind (as opposed to actively think about), strike someone (as…)'

Next: goyange [gõẽ̯ɛ̃je] 'inherit, come into possession of (not by one's own actions)'
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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Frislander » 20 Sep 2017 21:40

Linguifex wrote:Next: goyange [gõẽ̯ɛ̃je] 'inherit, come into possession of (not by one's own actions)'
O Kanã

ngõẽ "to inherit".

Next: kẽtso [kẽ↓t͡so] "cockroach".

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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by mbrsart » 22 Sep 2017 03:48

Frislander wrote:Next: kẽtso [kẽ↓t͡so] "cockroach".
:con: Łoresla
k'etso [ˈkʼɛ t͡so]
noun. Class I-a
  1. One of any species of cockroach
  2. (metaphorically) A persistent annoyance that is difficult to rid oneself of: can apply to things like lice, athlete's foot, psoriasis, asthma, etc.
  3. (derogatory) Any elf or dragon who supported peace talks and armistice with Neli during the Great Tyrasiian Civil War
Next: helau [ˈhɛ laʊ] a singer, a musician, a storyteller; a bard
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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Iyionaku » 22 Sep 2017 10:07

mbrsart wrote:Next: helau [ˈhɛ laʊ] a singer, a musician, a storyteller; a bard
I see what you did there. [xD]

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làu [lɛɪ̯˩] - collective party, village party

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寮保人 pálphúngō [pɑl˥pʰu˥ŋɔ˧] - husband
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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Lao Kou » 22 Sep 2017 14:12

Iyionaku wrote:Next: 寮保人 pálphúngō [pɑl˥pʰu˥ŋɔ˧] - husband
palpungaubs [ˈpalpuˌŋɔbs] nm. le concierge
palpungaurs [ˈpalpuˌŋɔɾs] nmf. le/la concierge
palpungauts [ˈpalpuˌŋɔts] nf. la concierge

(寮保人: These words all deal with an apartment building or university dormitory concierge, portero/a, superintendent, manager, caretaker. The masculine and feminine forms reflect an uncle/auntie, more warm-fuzzy relationship these people hopefully have with you (as they will often dote on you if you don't just treat them like "staff") -- these folks have your plant-watering back if you go away for two weeks, or may offer you a hot cup of sump'n if you've just stepped in out of the pouring rain.

The m/f term in the center is a little more clinical, and may be used by people who prefer English-style gender-neutral terminology. But while it may feel a little frosty as used by residents, sometimes you just don't know, and it would be perfectly acceptable for a rookie plumber to ask, "Excuse me, where's the palpungaurs? I'm here about the shower in Apartment Ö4.")


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palpungauls [ˈpalpuˌŋɔls] n. concierge stuff, care(taking), supervision, managing

Next: bvíopaks [bvjoˈpaks] n. tick (insect)
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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Frislander » 22 Sep 2017 15:29

Lao Kou wrote:Next: bvíopaks [bvjoˈpaks] n. tick (insect)
O Kanã

bio [ⁿbi̯o] "tick, louse". (cognate with Angwakan (bi)whe and ‘Ahanako‘i (pi)wapa)

Also Proto-Muyan

*-yukwãs [juˈkʷaˀs] "tick, louse"

Next: *-kẽn [kənˀ] "to stab, pierce"

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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Frislander » 31 Oct 2017 20:55

Frislander wrote:Next: *-kẽn [kənˀ] "to stab, pierce"
ke‘d [kɤʔd] "to stab, pierce"

Next: hí‘ko [héʔkɒ] "to slap, thrash, strike"

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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Void » 01 Nov 2017 16:57

Proto-Symiric *xējäkälä
> Old Symiric *hēkälä
>> Symiric hékel [ˈçe:kɛl] "to chop; whittle down"

Next: miskarkand [ˈmiskɑrkɑnd] n. temple; altar
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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by qwed117 » 03 Nov 2017 00:19

Konungr wrote:Next: miskarkand [ˈmiskɑrkɑnd] n. temple; altar
imh·kr·kaid v. burn

Next: ihy·aan [ɨj̥ˈaːn] beetroot
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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Lao Kou » 03 Nov 2017 11:43

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Konungr wrote:Next: miskarkand [ˈmiskɑrkɑnd] n. temple; altar
mískfarkants [ˌmiskfaɾˈkants] n. lintel
qwed117 wrote:Next: ihy·aan [ɨj̥ˈaːn] beetroot
íçans [iˈɕãs] n. goiter

Next: gwaul [gwɔl]/[gwɒl] vi. croak (e.g. frogs)
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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Keenir » 03 Dec 2017 19:45

Lao Kou wrote:
03 Nov 2017 11:43
Next: gwaul [gwɔl]/[gwɒl] vi. croak (e.g. frogs)
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Gaa, Baa [ga: ba:] croaking, toad calls; which are the source for their names:

Bas Gaa [bas ga:] a large toad.
Bas Baa [bas ba:] a tiny arboreal toad, very loud.


Next: loosa a small cut or tiny wound
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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » 03 Dec 2017 19:54

Lih.

lūsā = needle

Next: rīneks /riːnɛks/ = hawk, bird of prey

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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Void » 03 Dec 2017 20:09

rínk [riːŋk] n. - booty, spoils (of war)

Next: hrú [xru:] adj. - raw, uncooked; harsh, cruel
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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by qwed117 » 09 Dec 2017 02:04

Void wrote:
03 Dec 2017 20:09
rínk [riːŋk] n. - booty, spoils (of war)

Next: hrú [xru:] adj. - raw, uncooked; harsh, cruel
hraú [r̥aˑˈu] - adj. uncooked,raw
KaiTheHomoSapien wrote: Next: rīneks /riːnɛks/ = hawk, bird of prey
rààni [ˈrɤːnɨˑ] - n. feather
Next: imh•kr•kid [im̥.kr̩ˑkaid] v. sacrifice
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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Corphishy » 05 Mar 2018 07:07

qwed117 wrote: Next: imh•kr•kid [im̥.kr̩ˑkaid] v. sacrifice
mkakai [m̩ˈkakaj] v. I to slaughter, butcher; to divide

Next: ξumya [ksuˈmja] n. M fresh water; pure(ified)/drinking water
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Re: Lexicon sculpting

Post by Tuyono » 05 Mar 2018 15:32

Corphishy wrote:
05 Mar 2018 07:07
Next: ξumya [ksuˈmja] n. M fresh water; pure(ified)/drinking water
kumia [kuˈmi̯a] - n. inan. spring, well

Next: nuank [nuˈɑŋkʰ] - n. trouble, difficulty
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