Lexember 2021

This December, I decided to create an entirely new conlang, Soleisu. Like all new conlangs, it needed a lot of words. And what could possibly be better for new words than Lexember?

Day 1 / 2021-12-01

kala /ka.la/ n. – language

Despite this being day 1’s word, it was actually created on December 4th. It was, however, the first word to have an actual meaning assigned to it. I thought that having the word for “language” very early on would be useful.

Day 2 / 2021-12-02

/ly/ n. – fish

This is one of the test words I created when I was working on the conlang’s phonology. It was originally /lu/, but I changed it to /ly/ when I realized I wanted a short word with that /y/.

Day 3 / 2021-12-03

tolko /tol.ko/ n. – moon

A test word that gained a meaning on December 4th. This one shows one of the conlang’s syllable-final consonants, /l/, which can only occur in the middle of a word – never at the end of one.

Day 4 / 2021-12-04

yene /je.ne/ n. – sun

Another test word. /j/ using <y> is the reason /y/ is represented with <ü>. Umlauts don’t exist anywhere else.

Day 5 / 2021-12-05

hali /ha.li/ n. – star

After “sun” and “moon”, I decided it would also be good to have a word for “star”.

Day 6 / 2021-12-06

selio /se.li.o/ n. water

I was pretty stumped this day. I’d decided to stick with nouns until I had the time to create more grammar, and I couldn’t think of any nouns I wanted to create words for. I settled on “water” as it would probably end up being useful in compound words and example sentences.

Day 7 / 2021-12-07

palha /pal.ha/ n. fire

Then I decided to stick with the element theme.

Day 8 / 2021-12-08

mailke /mail.ke/ n. dirt, earth

Day 9 / 2021-12-09

kannai /kan.nai/ n. person

I very quickly got sick of elements.

Day 10 / 2021-12-10

nalai /na.lai/ n. thought

Day 11 / 2021-12-11

laati / la.a.ti/ n. memory

Day 12 / 2021-12-12

lunta /lun.ta/ n. secret

This word is partially inspired by Irish rúnda, which means “secret”.

Day 13 / 2021-12-13

se /se/ prn. I, me

I figured it might be useful to finally create a first person pronoun.

Day 14 / 2021-12-14

anali /a.na.li/ v. to shine

This is the first verb created for Soleisu!

Day 15 / 2021-12-15

katnei /kat.nei/ v. to see

Day 16 / 2021-12-16

itali /i.ta.li/ v. to speak

I decided it would be useful to create more verbs for future grammar tests.

Day 17 / 2021-12-17

satoi /sa.toi/ v. to read

Day 18 / 2021-12-18

salkai /sal.kai/ v. to walk

Day 19 / 2021-12-19

matni /mat.ni/ v. to think

Day 20 / 2021-12-20

selini /se.li.ni/ v. to flow (water)

Day 21 / 2021-12-21

soleisu /so.lei.su/ n. river

Day 22 / 2021-12-22

silu /si.lu/ n. mountain

Day 23 / 2021-12-23

kesli /kes.li/ v. to sing

Day 24 / 2021-12-24

ika /i.ka/ n. house

Day 25 / 2021-12-25

soi /soi/ n. food

Day 26 / 2021-12-26

nome /no.me/ adj. black

Day 27 / 2021-12-27

nimu /ni.mu/ n. cloud

Day 28 / 2021-12-28

ensi /en.si/ n. tree

Day 29 / 2021-12-29

piya /pi.ja/ n. sky

Day 30 / 2021-12-30

tiku /ti.ku/ n. light

Day 31 / 2021-12-31

osei /o.sei/ adj. bright

Lexember 2018

This Lexember, I worked on Rennukat – the conlang that I created for The Land of Two Moons.

Day 1

iro [ˈi.ro] v. to exist physically

Tsu rennut iro.

[tsu ˈrɛn.nʊt ˈi.ro]

two moon.NOM.PL exist.PRS.IND

“There are two moons”.

Day 2

Language: Rennukat

syven [ˈsy.vɛn] n. star

Day 3

syvekerru [ˈsy.ve.ˌkɛr.ru] n. galaxy (star-cloud)

Day 4

rennudiren [ˈrɛn.nu.ˌdi.rɛn] n. an impact crater caused by the former moon Ellinen

Day 5

lerucha [le.ˈru.tʃa] n. theocracy. A loanword from Ciniáne leruggeá [le.rud.dʒe.ˈɑː] “God republic”

Day 6

hasra [ˈhas.ra] n. desert

Day 7

varasynne [ˈva.ra.ˌsʏn.ne] n. taijitu. From vara “dark” + synne “light”.

Day 8

maita [ˈmaɪ.ta] n. magic.

vara maita “dark magic”

synne vaita “light magic”

Day 9

nahtaryklun [ˈnah.ta.ˌrʏk.lʊn] n. spirit weapon. From nahta “soul” + ryklun “weapon”.

Day 10

Akoisusei [ˈa.koɪ.ˌsu.seɪ] n. The Goddess of Mercy. From akoi “behold” + susei “mercy”.

Day 11

dyhtail [ˈdʏh.taɪl] n. deity

Day 12

soiny [ˈsoɪ.ny] n. pigeon

Day 13

aven [ˈa.vɛn] n. crossroad. Sai Avenit “The Crossroads” is a city in the Western District of Tsurennupaiva.

Day 14

chanda [ˈtʃan.da] n. serendipity. Chanda is the name of the current Avatar of Akoisusei (The Goddess of Mercy).

Day 15

Sairren [ˈsaɪr.rɛn] n. One of the moons that orbits the planet Talassa.

Day 16

Veitlen [ˈveɪt.lɛn] n. One of the moons that orbits the planet Talassa. Also the name of one of the protagonists of The Land of Two Moons.

Day 17

koissa [ˈkoɪs.sa] n. avatar

Day 18

meinara [meɪ.ˈna.ra] n. planet

Day 19

tsyra [ˈtsy.ra] n. diamond

pevu tysra “carbonado (black diamond)”

Day 20

narzyll [ˈnar.sʏl] n. beryl. This is an old loanword that’s kept its spelling.

juki narzyll “goshenite”

kane narzyll “red beryl”

losir narzyll “morganite”

ris narzyll “aquamarine”

ryt narzyll “emerald”

tuura narzyll “heliodor”

Day 21

hallionhiljon [hal.ˈli.ɔn.ˌhɪl.jon] n. solstice. From hallion “sun” + hiljo “stand still”. The final –n exists solely because hallionhiljo sounded too awkward.

Day 22

mortjara [mɔr.ˈtʃa.ra] n. sapphire. From mor “deep blue” + tjara “gem”.

Day 23

kanetjara [ˈka.ne.ˌtʃa.ra] n. ruby. From kane “red” + tjara “gem”.

Day 24

sherir [ˈʃe.rɪr] n. quartz. A loanword from an old, lost language.

Day 25

diren sherir [ˈdi.rɛn ˈʃe.rɪr] n. stishovite. From diren “crater” + sherir “quartz”.

Day 26

aritehde [ˈa.ri.ˌtɛh.de] n. silver. From ariana “silver color” + tehde “metal”.

Day 27

haturra tehde [ha.ˈtu.ra ˈtɛh.de] n. gold. From hatuura “gold color” + tehde “metal”.

Day 28

artemaren tehde [ˈar.te.ˌma.rɛn ˈtɛh.de] n. bismuth. From artemaren “rainbow” + tehde “metal”.

Day 29

natarika [ˈna.ta.ˌri.ka] n. demon.

Day 30

vuhta [ˈvʊh.ta] n. ghost

Day 31

manavah [ma.ˈna.vah] n. human