Thursday, 5 January 2017

Sixth Lexember Month: Another Month of Haotyétpi Words

So, like last year, December was the Lexember month, and of course I participated, once again with Haotyétpi. While Haotyétpi's grammar is now more or less complete, its vocabulary is still far too small to be usable, so naturally I wouldn't pass on an event whose entire purpose is to create vocabulary! And what an event it was once again!

As with last year, I wrote all my Lexember posts on Tumblr. It is the best platform for this event, hands down. I also automatically shared them on Twitter and manually shared them on Facebook, Google+ and the CONLANG mailing list. The automatic link I had set between Tumblr and this blog somehow failed to work correctly, so I ended up duplicating the Tumblr posts manually here, so that they would also appear on the Conlang Aggregator. Sorry about the empty posts (which I came back to and updated with the correct information), I'm now looking into what caused the automatic link to fail. Hopefully it won't fail me next year!

As I did last year, I will give here the short definitions of the created words and link to the relevant posts. Don't hesitate to follow the links: each Lexember post contains additional information about Haotyétpi in general and the created words in particular, together with topical GIFs and in some cases even example sentences! So, without further ado, here are all the new Haotyétpi words:

1st word: sohé [so̞ˈʝe̞ˑ], alienably possessed noun:
wind, breeze.
2nd word: már [ˈmäˑɾ], intransitive verb:
to be violent, to be intense; to be strong.
3rd word: markó [mäɾˈko̞ˑ], alienably possessed noun:
storm, windstorm.
4th word: wakkumárpi [ʋäkːʊˈmäˑɾpɪ̆], nominalisation:
5th word: ortáse hón [o̞ɾˈtäˑʑə̆ ˈvo̞ˑn], noun phrase:
6th word: remuríp [ɾe̞mʊˈɾiˑp], alienably possessed noun:
lightning, flash of lightning.
7th word: ós [ˈo̞ˑɕ], alienably possessed noun:
8th word: eków [e̞ˈgo̞͡ʊ], transitive verb:
to cross, to pass, to go through.
9th word: oseków [o̞ʑe̞̽ˈgo̞͡ʊ], intransitive verb:
to strike (for lightning); to fall, to shoot (for a shooting star).
10th word: repé [ɾe̞ˈbe̞ˑ], inalienably possessed noun:
shade, shadow.
11th word: ossép [o̞ˈɕːe̞ˑp], alienably possessed noun:
clouds, cloud cover.
12th word: patíse [päˈd͡ʑiˑʑə̆], inalienably possessed noun:
person, animal, location (or other) of special significance for the possessor; "soulmate".
13th word: táw [ˈtä͡ʊ], alienably possessed noun:
river, stream, brook; riverwater, water from the ground.
14th word: ikkóte [iˈkːo̞ˑd͡ʑə̆], inalienably possessed noun:
rainwater; drinkwater; juice, broth, sauce, consumable liquid.
15th word: [ˈme̞ˑ], alienably possessed noun:
tree; wood (material).
16th word: meomá [me̞o̞̽ˈmäˑ], alienably possessed noun:
(tree) branch.
17th word: hayré [hä͡ɪˈɾe̞ˑ], intransitive verb:
to be left, to be on the left side; to go/turn left.
18th word: socú [so̞ˈd͡zuˑ], intransitive verb:
to be right, to be on the right side; to go/turn right.
19th word: aspá [äɕˈpäˑ], transitive (causative) verb:
to put, to place.
20th word: ankehayrép [änd͡ʑe̞̽ɦɐ͡ɪˈɾe̞ˑp], nominalisation:
left side, left area.
21st word: ankesocúp [änd͡ʑe̞̽zo̞̽ˈd͡zuˑp], nominalisation:
right side, right area.
22nd word: pekrépe [pe̞kˈɾe̞ˑbə̆], inalienably possessed noun:
disease, sickness.
23rd word: urún [uˈɾuˑn], intransitive verb:
to tire, to be/get tired.
24th word: tamín [täˈmiˑn], alienably possessed noun:
riverside village, fishermen’s settlement.
25th word: harté [häɾˈt͡ɕe̞ˑ], intransitive verb:
to party, to celebrate.
26th word: saér [säˈe̞ˑɾ], transitive verb:
to enter, to go/come in.
27th word: saériwe [säˈe̞ˑɾɪ̆ʋe̞̽], ditransitive (causative) verb:
to put in, to place inside.
28th word: wessó [ʋe̞ˈsːo̞ˑ], alienably possessed noun:
boat, ship.
29th word: peón [pe̞ˈo̞ˑn], alienably possessed noun:
speech, language; word.
30th word: peorrép [pe̞.o̞̽ˈre̞ˑp], alienably possessed noun:
writing, written words; document.
31st word: imíke [iˈmiˑd͡ʑə̆], inalienably possessed noun:
back, behind; end.

In terms of statistics, before this last Lexember event the Haotyétpi dictionary contained 356 entries (including affixes, clitics and some important phrases). By the end, it contained 388 entries (yes, one more than Lexember entries. That's because of the addition of one suffix -te, created for the harté entry, but which I felt was not productive enough to include as an actual Lexember entry), i.e. a 9% increase in total vocabulary. Not bad for a month of work!

I don't have anything to add that I haven't said before. I still enjoy Lexember as much as when we started with it 5 years ago (5 years already!). I enjoy reading everyone's entries, and it motivates me to create words, which as you know is usually a very tedious activity for me. Count me in once again next December!