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Conlang Challenge April '12- Computer and InternetSironu Computer and Internet Terms
Thank you, whoever picks the conlang challenges, for picking my idea! I'm psyched!
But anyways, down to buisiness. When it came to making terms for the computer and internet, I didn't want to go English's route and use office terms like "file" and desktop", so I went a different route: Nature, and more specifically, trees (for the most part, though some words have nothing to do with nature).
computer- mayameqa, literally "magic machine", or arbol "tree", depending on the preference of the speaker.
password- pena "key"
to enter in a password- penen "to unlock"
to log on- akomenxen "to commence"
to log off- deshakomenxen desh- prefix indicating the opposite of + "to commence"
software- safyawaru "tree sap" + -waru abstract suffix denoting objects or tools
hardware- matwaru "wood" + -waru
Feb '12 Conlang Challenge- NumbersFebruary Conlang Challenge- Numbers
Nearly all of Sironu's numeric system is based on the words for one-ten, a hundered, and suffixes. As you'll notice, zero through ten is from the English words.
11-19 is made by grouping 1, 2, 3, etc. with 10, similar to English (aren't I so original?)
20, 30, 40, etc. is made by taking ten- and adding 1, 2, 3... as a suffix.
tendu-on twenty one
tendu-du twenty two
tendu-ri twenty three
tendu-fo twenty four
tendu-fa twenty five
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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