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This month's challenge is:
Write a few lines of a rap/hip-hop song in your conlang. Bonus points if it flows great. Remember to include IPA!

Submission courtesy of Red-Star-Flag. Good luck to all! Next challenge will be in July.

Suggestions for future challenges go here!
Previous challenge suggestions can be found here!
Feedback for the challenges goes here!


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Past challenges:

:bulletwhite: July 2010 - Create 10 verbs and their opposites.
:bulletwhite: August 2010 - Translate The North Wind and the Sun into your conlang.
:bulletwhite: September 2010 - No challenge.
:bulletwhite: October 2010 -  No challenge.
:bulletwhite: November 2010 - "NaCoWriMo" Write a new and original story or passage using at least 200 words from your conlang.
:bulletwhite: December 2010 - Greetings and Salutations! Come up with at least five. Bonus points for mention of different levels of formality.
:bulletwhite: January 2011 - Translate the following into your conlang:
Winter is the wolf that takes the old, the sick, and the very young
Winter is the hard rock on which nothing grows
Winter is the cruel beak and the sharp talon

And so we beg you, bounding boy of spring, dance over the earth
So that the sun your mother will look down upon us
And flowers will spring from your footsteps.

:bulletwhite: February 2011 - Make some words for a version of "ebonics", or other highly derived slang for your conlang. Alternatively, make a pidgin, either using two of your conlangs or a conlang and a natlang.
:bulletwhite: March 2011 - Write something in another deviant’s conlang!
You may work with the creator of your chosen language, but try to use existing resources as much as you can.
Writing something longer than, say, two sentences would be nice, but there will be no official guidelines for length or content. Just have fun with it and get acquainted with others' languages!

:bulletwhite: April 2011 - Write a short letter in your conlang! It can be to anyone and from anyone, whether you want to make it a real life letter or in your conworld is up to you. No restrictions on length.
:bulletwhite: May 2011 - Write a proverb in your conlang. You can also translate one, but isn't writing a new one more fun? Bonus points if it is related to your conculture's personal values.
:bulletwhite: June 2011 - Come up with some sort of nonverbal aspect related to your conlang. For example, what gestures amplify the words, or show up when there are no words? What words might be used for these gestures?
:bulletwhite:  July 2011 - Create a set of specialized terminology. It could be scientific, artistic, anything. Make sure to have at least ten words total. Optional: "LoCoWriMo" Write a story or passage in your conlang.
:bulletwhite: August 2011 - Pick two or more phrases in your conlang. Give the literal meanings, how they are used, and the meanings of the individual words in the phrase, and the history of the phrase or of the words.
:bulletwhite: September 2011 - Pick three distinctive characters, either actually from your world, invented for the sake of this, or picked from books, movies or anime that you like- e.g. your list could be Darth Vader, Harry Potter and Gollum. Write a short, in-character speech for each of them. Bonus points if you make them have a dialogue / interaction.
:bulletwhite: October 2011 - Come up with your conculture's version of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. If your conculture wouldn't have that, translate it directly. Article one is as follows: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
:bulletwhite: November 2011 - Create a caution label or set of simple instructions or translate a similar piece of writing into your conlang and (optionally) answer the questions below. How does your conlang demonstrate directness? What can you take out to make a sentence as clear and succinct as possible? What grammatical structures are preferred over others in that case?
:bulletwhite: December 2011 - Create a holiday equivalent or come up with a translation for a nat-holiday in a conlang. Come up with common words, traditions, and events for it. You can use your answers from here for inspiration if you participated in that last year. Bonus points if you do a longer translation. For example, a carol or song, a children's book, et cetera
:bulletwhite: January - Create a set of formal and informal forms of address, titles, or endearments.
:bulletwhite: February - Create a number system. Bonus points for a system other than base 10.
:bulletwhite: March - Write a short dialogue between two people or characters arguing about which of two objects is better.
:bulletwhite: April - Create at least ten computer/internet terms. Bonus points if they are based on a theme that is not workspace-related like in English.
:bulletwhite: May - No challenge.
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:iconqwsa171:
Qwsa171 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
I can't even rap in English... O.o
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SanguineEpitaph Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. xD Neither can I.
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:iconzuloo37:
zuloo37 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
That's how I feel, too. :/
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SanguineEpitaph Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Here are some conlang raps I found. xD

Dothraki: [link]
Klingon: [link]

And here are songs in conlangs:
[link]
[link]
[link]

8D
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:iconmbrsart:
mbrsart Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Rap song? This is going to be freaking awesome in my click language, Cradle Kuti wane. Well, as long as I don't go all Blizzard Man.
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:iconjailatte:
JaiLatte Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A'ight. Time to do ALL THE CHALLENGES for Myssela.
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faror1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since I'm a member who joined quite late (I guess) I started to make some older challenges. Recently did the one from january 2011 and succeeded with 95%. I feel kind of guilty that I still don't have prepositions. :aww:
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:iconsperia:
speria Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't necessarily need prepositions (or postpositions or adpositions at all!) if you have another way to express the idea. :) Like for example, for a lot of things that we use prepositions for, in Finnish they are merely expressed by a different moun case!
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faror1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, thanks a lot =)
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:icontlhakujunkan:
tlhakujunkan Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do we have a challenge this month?
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:iconsperia:
speria Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry about that! I'm posting a journal right now about that...
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:iconsonarsnow:
SonarSnow Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Yessssssss!!!

Oh, I'm gonna go crazy with this one :D
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:iconmbrsart:
mbrsart Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This will be a hard one. I don't like my word generator (it gives my phonotactics and syllable structure the finger), but I'll have to try. The only tech-related words I have in Hra'anh are "thuchlena" (hovercraft) and "Uhribo" (Hra's equivalent of Apple, Inc. They sell phones and tablet computers. The name also replaced the older word for "notebook".)
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:iconsperia:
speria Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, that's a start! :)
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:icontolomer:
Tolomer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmmm sounds fun~

What do you mean? Just words that label parts; "computer" "mouse" etc.?
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:iconsperia:
speria Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whatever you like! Just have fun with it. As long as it is related to computers, technology, or the internet.
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:iconmpt0922:
MPT0922 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't edit the future ideas document...
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:iconsperia:
speria Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you are talking about the Monthly Challenge Ideas document, that's because I want people to use the form found here. It's much easier on me to find the new suggestions when they are separated from the rest.
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:iconmpt0922:
MPT0922 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn't see that form :/
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:iconsperia:
speria Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the link found in the phrase "Suggestions for future challenges go here!" with the here being the link. :)
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:iconmpt0922:
MPT0922 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, already submitted it :P
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:iconimaginarymda:
ImaginaryMdA Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Did someone say NUMBERS???
Oh my... I am super over excited!!!
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:iconemperorzelos:
EmperorZelos Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
I got that down :3 I got base 12
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:iconmaraxxuseredexa:
MaraxxusEredexa Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So should I post this in here, or what? :)
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:iconsperia:
speria Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Make a separate deviation with it and submit to the group. :)
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:iconmaraxxuseredexa:
MaraxxusEredexa Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alrighty then!
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:iconcurisosia:
Curisosia Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Create a holiday equivalent or come up with a translation for a nat-holiday in a conlang. Come up with common words, traditions, and events for it. You can use your answers from here for inspiration if you participated in that last year.

Bonus points if you do a longer translation. For example, a carol or song, a children's book, et cetera.


It's a wild plot point! o_O
(No, seriously, I just got a little more of To Resurrect Icarus. Apparently Ef adapts a holiday to her purposes.)
If I can gather the creative, I'm going to do a (very) romanticized version of the fall of the Ancientfolk for this. ("...And then the long snow melted, and buds begin to grow. And so, every year, we celebrate snowmelt, and spring's beginning, and remember that in the end, spring does come, no matter how long the winter.")


(Also, why do we always use the same post for this, instead of making a new one each month? I'm curious.)
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:iconsperia:
speria Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I'm looking forward to it. :dummy:

That way it's easy to find everything having to do with the challenges. I agree it's a major pain looking through the comments normally, but I think it's better than having tons of journal entries for each month's challenge.
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:icontlhakujunkan:
tlhakujunkan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo, mine! :D I feel special. Now it's a matter of actually doing it... I've been such a slacker lately. D:
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:iconkeyanadrake:
keyanadrake Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Writer
I've already done that one. I don't think it's in the conlanger gallery, though. I could re-script it and put it into another dialect or something?
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:iconrostov-na-don:
Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thou art so late!
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:icontlhakujunkan:
tlhakujunkan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just so happen to have buttloads of character dialogue already translated into more than one conlang... I'll see if I can't come up with something new for this.
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Red-banner Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
When's the September challenge coming?
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:iconsperia:
speria Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
....I will be honest in saying that I thought I put it up already. Thank you for the reminder!
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N0XI0US--GLiTCH Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OK, no, nevermind. . . I don't understand much of anything at all. xD Nevermind. SORRY.
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N0XI0US--GLiTCH Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, I want to do the August (this year) challenge but I cannot understand what 'how they are used' means to save my life. v n v ;; Could someone waste a small amount of their time to explain to me? Sorry. :c
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:iconsperia:
speria Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoops, sorry. Didn't see this until now. I see that you got it after you posted that, so yeah. :oops: Oh well, good luck!
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:icontlhakujunkan:
tlhakujunkan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
By "phrases" do you mean like maxims? Idioms? Common sayings?
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:iconsperia:
speria Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You may choose what kind of phrase.
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:icontlhakujunkan:
tlhakujunkan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. ^^
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:iconsanguineepitaph:
SanguineEpitaph Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You might want to put a link to FrathWiki so people can formally sign up as well. I did that. :P

And I'm very inspired for 'langing this month. :eyes:
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:iconsperia:
speria Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know anything about signing up, but I did link to FrathWiki on the word LoCoWriMo.

<tangent> I like to hide my links like that if I need to reference something in a post. Either that or I use footnotes. I abuse both of them equally. </tangent>
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:iconsanguineepitaph:
SanguineEpitaph Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I didn't see the link. :P People can sign up there, so it should be good. c:
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:iconjohnraptor:
JohnRaptor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
I'm pretty sure I have to vocabulary in my main conlang for a short story. Now I just need to figure out what to write about.
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:iconsperia:
speria Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know a lot of us (including myself, although it is still waiting for me to write up a gloss before I post) did creation stories last year. Perhaps that is a good place to start? Or perhaps write a letter to somebody.
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:iconjohnraptor:
JohnRaptor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Good ideas. Thanks.
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:icontlhakujunkan:
tlhakujunkan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't access Google Documents, so can I post a suggestion here? I was thinking of a sample of a caution label, simple instructions, a recipe, or similar brief bit of writing to demonstrate to-the-pointedness. For example, in English we leave out auxiliaries and articles - in Japanese, instead of telling you what to do, they make suggestions ("let's drink a Pepsi" instead of "drink Pepsi!!!" for example). So how do your conlangs do the same? What can you take out to make a sentence as clear and succinct as possible? What grammatical structures are preferred over others in that case?

Also, looking at previous posts I saw Nefarious-Fox suggested something with numbers - what if we came up with versions of "This Old Man" for our conlangs/concultures? ([link])
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:iconsperia:
speria Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll add that to the list. But is there a specific reason you can't access it? Does it just say that the permissions are wrong or something? I could fix that. It should be open to all who have the link...
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:icontlhakujunkan:
tlhakujunkan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the thing is we had this issue with our internet provider a while back, and we ended up changing providers. But, Google still recognizes the old provider and my old email address as current, but my password doesn't work and I tried changing it and that didn't work either. I keep trying to change accounts every now and again but it seems pretty hopeless. Thanks for adding the idea for me. :) Actually, I thought of another at work today - euphemisms! That could be interesting.
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:iconmbrsart:
mbrsart Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I might have to do a few of these. May is very doable, and it'll give me a chance to build my gloss. And April is a great opportunity to translate the letters between lovers in my novella Ambassadors! (Further building my gloss, of course!)
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