Today’s word showcases some stuff I talked about back in 2017 — namely, that the articles in Tveshi occasionally signify the difference between a general concept and a specific concept. In the opposite sense, something specific can become a general concept by adding the prefix si-, which is evident from many of the words I have worked on this year.
Ua /u͡ɑ/, n. Class D. Reason, cognition. Ohua femị /ˈo͡ʊ.xu͡ɑ/, a reason.
Uayi /ˈu͡ɑ.ji/, reasoned.
Oihua /ˈo͡i.xu͡ɑ/, motivation.
Mịhua /ˈmɪ.xu͡ɑ/, brain (Class A).
Thuyihua /θu.ˈji.xu͡ɑ/, maladaptive reasoning.
Aiahua /ˈaɪ͡a.xu͡ɑ/, irrationality.
Aiahuayi /aɪ͡a.ˈxu͡ɑ.ji/, irrational.
And now for a sentence — we all know that sleep is important, and this is how you say so in Tveshi.
Mịhua shassåhauptu tofa helenai jen hat epena.
/ˈmɪ.xu͡ɑ ʃʌ.ʂɔ.ˈha͡ʊ.ptu ˈt̪oʊ.fʌ hə.ˈlɛ.na͡ɪ ʒɛn hɑt̪ ə.ˈpɛ.nʌ/
The brain needs sleep to be healthy.
Uei /ue͡ɪ/, n. Class A. Harmony. Ueihi /ˈue͡ɪ.xi/, harmonious. Au̇eit /ˈɑʔ.ue͡ɪt̪/, to harmonize, to bring into harmony. Reflexively, to reform the self, to self-correct.
Enau̇ei /ə.ˈnʌ.ʔue͡ɪ/, the harmony of the Gods.
Iau̇ei /ˈiɑ.ʔue͡ɪ/, chordal sequences used in religious worship.
Kaiau̇ei /ˈkʼaɪ͡aʔ.ue͡ɪ/, harmony in love.
Mịu̇ei /ˈmɪʔ.ue͡ɪ/, well-being.
Aiau̇ei /ˈaɪ͡aʔ.ue͡ɪ/, discord.
Aiau̇eiyi /aɪ͡aʔ.ˈue͡ɪ.ji/, discordant.
Uhaiau̇ei /u.ˈɦaɪ͡aʔ.ue͡ɪ/, dissonance.
Uhaiau̇eiyi /u.ɦaɪ͡aʔ.ˈue͡ɪ.ji/, dissonant.
Mė mėis ueiem fuimua ukhịnni gịshịptis.
/mɛ ˈmɛ.ʔis ˈue͡ɪ.əm ˈfu͡i.mu͡ɑ u.ˈʀɪ̃.ði gɪ.ˈʃɪ.ptis./
I self-corrected my actions while studying.
Ueilė /ˈue͡i.lə/, n. Class D. Veil. Ueili /ˈue͡i.li/, veiled. Ahueilit /ˈʌ.xue͡i.lit̪/, to veil.
Iahueilė /i͡ɑ.ˈxue͡i.lə/, any veil worn in a religious context. Iahueilė ịgesahji /i͡ɑ.ˈxue͡i.lə ɪ.gə.ˈsɑ.ʝi/, Ịgzarhjenya veil, the veils that young women who are Ịgzarhjenya wear before marriage. I also conlanged the word for the Ịgzarhjenya ethnic group in Tveshi, which I hadn’t done before. Tveshi has very few consonant clusters and often simplifies Narahji loanwords.
Ahåihueilit /ˈʌ.ɦɔ͡i.xue͡i.lit̪/, to unveil, to bring to happy completion, to start anew. In Tveshi culture, since veils are used in some types of ceremonies related to milestones — and to the south by the Ịgzarhjenya to mark that an unmarried woman (or girl past menarche) is saving hair to offer for the marriage sacrifice — the mental associations with veiling tend to be related to pride, happiness, and completion.
Mė ueilem enasaupu.
/mɛ ˈue͡i.ləm ə.nʌ.ˈsa͡ʊ.pu/
I veiled during the procession.
The entry was short today because I had a lot going on. My girlfriend wound up in the hospital, and I was very scared and uncertain about things, so it was hard to focus.
Ulait /ˈu.la͡ɪt̪/, v. To wander, to roam. Akaiahulait /ʌ.kʼaɪ͡a.ˈxu.la͡ɪt̪/, to avoid one’s feelings, especially intense ones, or the things that can make one happy.
I wrote this entry in the middle of the night after getting back from the hospital and before falling asleep. I was so fatigued that I didn’t even realize that I was at the finishing point for the dictionary/lexicon cleanup I’d started a few years ago — all of the words past December 20 are brand new, as in they aren’t being cleaned up from my ineffective notes. Most of the original conlang work on Tveshi that I’ve done is via derivative words using prefixes (and some suffixes) or creating new phrases and idioms based on the noun bases.
Yanna /ˈjɑ̃.ðʌ/, n. Class D. Truth. Oyanna /oʊ.ˈjɑ̃.ðʌ/, Truth, idealized form. Ayannit /ʌ.ˈjɑ̃.ðit̪/, to reveal, to uncover, to bring something to light.
Nuayanna /nu͡ɑ.ˈjɑ̃.ðʌ/, uncomfortable truth. Siyanna /si.ˈjɑ̃.ðʌ/, truthfulness. Yanni /ˈjɑ̃.ði/, truthful.
Mesh yanniai oteishua fem opta keusi.
We will uncover the best morning routines.
Fuimua nothi rer yannit.
Evil deeds were uncovered/brought to light.
The first of many new words. 🌅 Also, my girlfriend was released from the hospital and decided to come to my place.
Yiånnịñah /ji͡ɔ̃.ˈðɪ.ɲʌx/, n. Class N. Boundary between built-up areas and natural wild places. More recently applied to the parts of human-occupied space that are near planets to denote their liminal status.
Late Saturday night, my girlfriend was readmitted to the ER. I wrote this entry after a night of no sleep, and on Sunday, I decided to stay awake as long as possible to reset my circadian rhythm. She was released early Sunday evening.
I let out a lot of steam via conlanging and discovered that I had no word for hospital or for hospital ward, so I made two words. I also made a word for neurology and a new suffix for study of, based on gịsh, the word for study — -(v)ịsh. Both of my sisters ended up in the hospital with pregnancy complications last year, so I figured out how to describe maternity sections, too.
Ịmes /ˈɪ.məs/, Class D. Area, section. Ayịmesit, to section off. Reflexively, to be discreet about.
Ịmes mịhuayịsevịshi, neurology section.
Ịmes iagafuini, maternity section, with the ia- prefix to denote that maternity hospitals are on temple grounds.
Enayịmes, temple precinct.
Heneyịmesi, an adjective to describe something that has broken boundaries.
Mė mėis ịmesa ćovai thåtohi.
I am discreet about my private thoughts.
Ćaiña /ˈt͡ʃa͡ɪ.ɲʌ/, n. Class D. Hospital. Aćaiñait /ʌ.ˈt͡ʃa͡ɪ.ɲa͡ɪt̪/, to be in the hospital; passively, something/someone located in the hospital.
Åsseka ohepeni ćaiñañị.
Medical books are located in the hospital.
Khut /ʀut̪/, n. Class N. A walk, a promenade. Khuti /ˈʀu.t̪i/, walking, adj., as in iasau khuti, a walking pilgrimage. Akhutait /ʌ.ˈʀu.t̪a͡ɪt̪/, to walk.
Sikhut, mobility; adj. sikhuti.
Henesikhut, nonmobility; adj. henekhuti.
Ohenesikhut, immobility; adj. ohenesikhuti.
Aoakhut, the movement of plants and blood-vining organisms.
Ahaoakhutait poråsėa, to plant-move/grow towards the sun.
Aovutua aoakhutamị poråsėa.
The ivies crept towards the sun.
Khassa /ˈʀɑ.ʂʌ/, n. Class D. Game. Khassi /ˈʀɑ.ʂi/, gamelike. Akhassit /ʌ.ˈʀɑ.ʂit̪/, to game, to play something structured with rules.
Sikhassa /si.ˈʀɑ.ʂʌ/, gaming, when taken as a whole, adj. sikhassi /si.ˈʀɑ.ʂi/.
Sikhassa kuaća ćuhị vo lịfa jinna vasa kouriagị othåtotei.
Gaming helps the yearning for human touch when people are isolated.
Utom /ˈu.to͡ʊm/, n. Class D. Card. Utomi /u.ˈto͡ʊ.mi/, flat, card-like. Uncertain, as in up to chance like a card game. Owned, but separable/unstable. Ahutomit /ʌx.u.ˈto͡ʊ.mit̪/, to card, to place faith in something unstable.
Ćå utoma mefamoć, nia aratịkourić lopė nideohåria khaya hėi.
You-formal-sing place faith in laws, and politicians here do not respect honor.