Lexember, Day 2: reezenz

Author: Scott Hamilton  /  Category: Conlanging, Tezhmese language

Language: Tezhmese

reezenz /ˈɹi.zɛnz/ – noun

  1. an unknown
  2. a baffling thing, a source of unexpected confusion
  3. the aggregate of things that are unexpected and baffling

Usage notes: 
reezenz can used both in the individual and the collective senses, making it irregular (it is never used with the standard collective number suffix).

Etymology:
reezenz derives from the English word ‘reasons’, specifically from its use in the phrase “because reasons”, used to indicate that the cause was actually no reason the speaker could discern. Given that Tehzmese is a personal language, that is a perfectly valid motivation for the etymology of a word….

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