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Let's get building our lexicons. It's easy to find a list of common words and translate them, but it's more fun to make it a game. It's as simple as this. I give a word to start. Somebody who doesn't already have a word for that in their lexicon makes one and then gives a word for the next person. Because I'm such a generous guy, I'll go ahead and give an example first.

The person before me wrote:relax

giz (gir, giz, girum) n. relaxation, rest, peace, silence. v. relax, rest.

Since I don't usually like to exactly recreate English words, I've given a full dictionary definition with the more precise meaning of the word (including other forms). Also because this is going straight into my dictionary. But do what you want.

And your starter word is: dizzy
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Delith nerektos keto doth mül so mili.
Reflections of fear cast shadows of nothing.

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Suddakkosim:
sôkazosej (adj) - dizzy, tipsy, confused, uncoordinated, upset

Banagarinimo:
nügü (adj) - dizzy, ill, nauseated, unable to stand

Timar:
nrmè (adj) - dizzy, incapacitated, sidelined, ineffective, unable to orient oneself, unable to maintain one's ground or footing

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in Rebe: kōhon [ˈkoː.hon] - adj. cozy

my previous word was more interesting but i was beaten to it: dizzy: osĕstrēn [ˈo.sɨˈstʰrɛːn] - n. (dizziness), adj., v. (to be dizzy)

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raibaǵ n. inspection, examination. v. inspect, examine, look closely.

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kosed n. neighbor

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sinézug f. "suit brought before a judge" (etym: Kulae siannésukhi "complaint" fr. siannésu "distress, un-ease" fr. nésu "peace")

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întarhî- "Not stable"

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Théyel

arra [ɔʁːɔ]- mist, fog

Next word: sign (I'm thinking here of the sign that's hung up on a wall, with words)

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śern (śerin, śern, śerinum) n. sign, notice, display. v. show, display, inform.

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Rebe: ċıba [ʧˠɨː.b̥a] - n. mouth
Griets: xjēzba [xʲɛːz̥.b̥a]
Memeyk: kjēzbĕ

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Salu (salos, salúth, saluxelan) n. sky, cloud, sky spirit, heavens.

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thakká [θɔʔka] v. die
thakhé [θɔkhe] n. death

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hezketl - currency bead.

There are no coins in the conworld of Aptaye - most market transactions are done in a town market where beads are distributed to facilitate trading, so the currency is not a commodity in and of itself.

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thiet [θiet] 'eye'

Next word: ring, as worn on one's finger.

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deteu: [d{t{U] : a ring, not necesarily worn; also, a wheel.

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lungún [lungu:n] deep; depth; down below

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Buruya Nzaysa:

tsɔdə́ñɛ [tsɔˈdə.ɲɛ] amazing; surprising; compelling. Etymology: Ndak Ta tsotingke (hyperprobabilitive mood of 'to force').

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Zameaf - independent, free, loose (from *s- not, without and *damäifa strap[s])

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nyek [ɲɛk] salt

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Alpic:

tambosa: n.; A domesticated animal kept solely as a companion

From Proto-Danubian *t'ama "house" and *dəwəsa "animal" via Proto-Alpine *tamzwasa "guard animal".




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Jezzali:

Bele: City of more than 10000 individuals, or containing a cathedral.

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Saolo:

puipelbuẽ [pwipɛɫˈbwɛ̃] f. "gymnastic performer" (etym: Kulae púli-pelopae "quick-dancer")

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wĕjgor [wəj.g̊or] - n. source

next word: pocket
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surló - 'cloth'+ 'container'; a pouch or pocket; a common loose cloak, worn by adolescents.

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Post by Skomakar'n »

HelixWitch wrote:surló - 'cloth'+ 'container'; a pouch or pocket; a common loose cloak, worn by adolescents.

Next word: injury

fliddyillt; fliddya (to hurt; (s)he/it hurts) + -illt (nominaliser)

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