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August 1, 2010

The semi-hiatus should be almost over – but first, more randomly generated words! I’m not going to explain the exact method by which they were generated (only that it was more complex than the first few times) aside from the fact that the last one was completely random.

  • Back / backwards / rear  –  humby
  • Down / downwards  –  ende
  • Front / forward  –  laljjo
  • Left / leftward  –  wybu
  • Right / rightward  –  ida
  • Up / upward  –  ogi
  • (The) directions  –  ojwywajed

Note that some stone-age tribes don’t seem to have words for “left” or “right”, but I included them because we wouldn’t have a set of 6 otherwise. Anyway, it seems that so far there are 30 words total, including a few that I might change later. [Note: I had this posted yesterday but it seems to have disappeared from the blog. WTF?]

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 2, 2010 5:00 am

    How on earth do you pronounce laljjo‽‽‽

    • August 2, 2010 10:05 pm

      There was an earlier post on pronunciation. A quick breakdown is as follows:

      L as in Like
      A as in fAther
      LJ is sort of like an L, except the tongue is further back (IPA /ʎ/)
      J is like Yes. It acts here as a glide between the LJ and O.
      O as in Open

      • September 7, 2010 3:37 pm

        It was more like… I know the sounds, but how the bleep to you actually speak it…

    • September 10, 2010 3:09 am

      It was more like… I know the sounds, but how the bleep to you actually speak it…

      Eh? Maybe it’s just me, but it doesn’t seem to be hard. I rejected the occasional things which seemed difficult, and there are a few things that I was seriously considering replacing in a future post (which may not happen now, as I’m probably going to be quitting this) because they seem a bit too weird, but “laljjo” doesn’t appear to be a problem. (Then again, there are some sounds and sound combinations which see use in English that I have difficulties with, and English is my native language. So maybe it really is just me.)

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