Author Archives: meamer

Lexember 12: Ghwe is for…

ghwemi [ˈɣʷe.mʲi], literally “to take apart”, but also used to mean “to argue persuasively for”, or in mathematics, “to prove”. Kharulian mathematicians pioneered the concept of a rigorous proof,which they… Read more »

Lexember 10: Tsap is for…

tsarúgas [tsaˈru.ɡəs], the word for “library”. It’s also used for collections of unique items, such assculptures or religious relics. Tsarúgas is from Old Kharulian tarúugus “hoard, stockpile”, a collective derivation… Read more »

Lexember 8: Chir is for…

Chézlagos [ˈtʃɛz.ɫə.gɔs], the capital of Kharul. This is literally “new capital” (ches “new” + lagos “capital”, from Old Kharulian lugòs “chair, throne”). It’s “new” because in -880 it replaced the… Read more »

Lexember 6: Sa is for…

samwéron [saˈmˠe.rɔn], the word for “papyrus”. This is from a relative clause verb form, literally “(something) that has become flat”, from the stative verb mwes “to be flat”.

Lexember 5: Nyi is for…

Nyilúpat [ɲəˈɫu.pət], the Kharulian word for the Muipidan language. From Old Muipidan nilo “tongue, language”, plus the Kharulian suffix -pat, used to form names of languages. This redundant derivation seems… Read more »

Lexember 4: Ul is for…

úshor [ˈu.ʃɔr] “root”, literally “earth branch” (úa “earth” + shor “branch”). Ushor has several metaphorical meanings, including: A river delta, especially the delta of the Lagendeda River that runs through… Read more »