These are words that’ll let me translate stuff that I have noted in my lexicon to translate, so it’s a bit random.
- jaŋ – choose, decide, decision, choice. IPA: dʒaŋ
- chɯnchɯŋ – to retell, to tell a story, to narrate; a story, tale, or narration. From chɯŋ, to speak or tell. IPA: tʃɯn.sɯŋ
- fiβkii – to wear, a piece of clothing. IPA: fʏ.ˈdʒʏːʔ
- zofijiylko – pants / shorts. From zoylko (butt, rear) + fiβkii
- vyfijiru – shirt, vest. From: vyru (chest) + fiβkii
Trying to catch up. These are all body parts. A couple are expansions of other meanings (I’m only including significant additions) and those have all the info. The rest I’m not taking the time to make the plurals and pronunciation and everything else.
- liiwnɒ – spine or snake. related to lin, long and narrow
- vooriy – attempt, try, test, sample, consider, taste, tongue. Irregular verb. Singular: vooriy (vɜːʔ.ɾɪi). Paucal: vooryyri (vɜːʔ.ɾɪi.ɾʏ). Plural: vooriyri (vɜːʔ.ɾiː.ⱱʏ)
- βɯzz – lung, in, between, among, within, at. IPA: ⱱʊz
- ryjior – joint, elbow, knee, ankle, wrist, bend, break in half, crack, damaged, a bruise or scratch
- zyich – head, over, above, top
- βɒɒn – skull, back of head, egg, round, curve. Ideophone.
- touwju – head / face, specifically the front of the head, including the face, jaw, neck, and ears
- ŋyr – ear, hear, twitch
- viochli – shoulderblade, shovel (from the shape), lift, lever
- tay – bone, branch
- vuasyu – upper back, the shoulders as an unit
- jytyu – lower back, belly, stomach
- mɒɒnŋa – mouth, opening, cavern. Ideophone.
- vɒrva – neck, throat, turn, swivel, rotate
- satar – body
I’m a bit behind, but I’ll catch up tomorrow or so. I’m trying to get the entries in my lexicon that are in progress finished so I can tell what I’m missing. There’s about sixty of them. Anyway, here’s a word derived from an entry I worked on today.
||to frighten, to scare, frightening, scary, scary things
||kyry (fear) + -miir- (to cause to affix)
||Noun – Type 3 (all words derived from -miir- form plurals the same traditional way)
I suppose I should give some quick background on my language. It’s called Ŋyjichɯn ( /ɱɪ.ˈdʒi.ʧɯŋ/ ) Because of its stress and alternation the pronunciation doesn’t match the spelling, although it’s predictable if a bit complicated. It’s a polysynthetic language with heavy noun incorporation, affixing, and reduplication. The default word order is SOV, but in practice the most important word is placed in front.
Now on with the lexemes:
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I decided to do Lexember this year. For those of you who aren’t conlangers, that means I add a lexeme (basically a word) to my conlang everyday and share it. So, yay!
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