Archive | December 6, 2015

It’s Holiday Card time!

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Lexember Day 6: plurals, also, treaties

clare_dragonfly asked for “…writing stuff. And legal stuff,” specifically regarding Edally: The Missing Treaty.

I already have words for writing: zhiezhet, book, turnie, and words for history that I need to reconsider.

Telyen “story”, and telnyet is “truth-known.”

Pause for plurals, because I really need to figure those out, or, as we say in the conlang business, make some shit up.

We’re going to make the goat plural: pazit, and the dyohd, an obnoxious rodent.

One goat: Pazit

Two goats: Pazitte

A herd of goats: Pazitbe

An unknown plural of goats: Pazitne

One rodent: Dyohd

Two rodents: Dyohdtye

A family/nest of rodents: Dyohdbye

An unknown plural of rodents: Dyohdnye

There! Now we can make stories plural, telyenne!

The Calenyena word for a treaty is Gaaneg, from gaaven (obsolete), bound, and geg, rope.

The Bitrani word for treaty is Meniano, from meni, to think over, to consider.

Incidentally, Coffee is a loan-word to both languages, coming from the prot-Arran fega. The Bitrani call it Vegia; the Calenyena call it

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Last Call: December Theme poll

I forgot to close this on Thursday, so you have until the end of today to vote:

December Theme Poll! Right now, Addergoole is in second place and “Holidays and Traditions” is winning.

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Ow. But Fire accomplished.

The house came with, among a lot of other stuff, some corrugated cement board and a chair with no bottom. It also came with a lot of mess in the hedgerow that needed to be pulled out and dealt with.

The last bit led to a pile of brush larger than a truck.

Cutting it to pieces was only so effective.

Running it through a woodchipper (Small, electric), did some good, but it was slow and loud.

So we bought a firepit.

Enter the corrugated cement board – safe place to put it – and the chair – place to sit and tend it. Add the seat from an otherwise trashed office chair, one concrete block, also from the house, and a laptop.

My butt has one long scrap-bruise, but the laptop is safe.

In other news, sitting outside writing/reading whilst watching the fire burn is lovely.

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