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. … Continue reading “”
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, … Continue reading “”
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. Lexeme: kymiirary Gloss: to frighten, to scare, […]
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 … Continue reading “”
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! Lexeme: sai Gloss: a common tree with smooth speckled bark and large lobed leaves Irregularity: Static Noun Combination Form: sai Stress: IPA: Nyjichɯn … Continue reading “”
How about a word that I’ve actually got a sentence for? chun – cat, to be a cat, to be cat-like paucal / plural: chɯɯnnu / chunnu said: chum / chɯɯnnu / chɯnnu IPA: tʃoɱ / ˈtʃɯːn.no / ˈtʃɯn.no moŋ chunɯn βijy ŋazyvzɯ? Is that your cat? moŋ chun-ɯn βi-jy ŋa-zyv-zɯ 2.SG.POSS cat-ACC that-NOM 3.SBJ-3.POBJ-Q ɱɜŋ ˈtʃɯn.ɯŋ ⱱʏ.ˈtʃi nɜ.ˈzi.zɯ
Woo! I’m up to 137 ‘words’ (lexemes) in my lexicon and 55 entries that don’t count (affixes and roots). Here’s a couple of words: nyki – leaf, feather, or scale. paucal / plural: nykyyki / nykiki pronounced: mity / mityy’ki / mityki IPA: ɱɪ.ˈdi / ɱɪ.ˈdiːʔ.gʏ / ɱɪ.ˈdi.kʏ And a word derived from it: natryyki – leafy, feathery, scaley from ‘nyki’ and ‘-atry-‘ […]
This is a critter that lives in the same area as the Nyji (the speakers of that conlang I’m working on). It looks like part squirrel and part red panda, and is the size of a raccoon. Yeah, the pose is lazy. So’s the critter.