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by spanick
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 01:22
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

The homophone pairs are: framažabahchus “embassy” framažabahtshus “ambassador’s residence” framažabahc “foreign ministry” framažabahts “ambassador” Cool! Are "ambassador" and "ambassador's residence" derived from * ambahtaz ? Yes, they are. Abahts (masculine, first declension) is best translated as...
by spanick
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 04:19
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 04:06
Is the whole word "embassy"?
Yes, well done!

The homophone pairs are:

framažabahchus “embassy”
framažabahtshus “ambassador’s residence”

framažabahc “foreign ministry”
framažabahts “ambassador”
by spanick
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 03:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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shimobaatar wrote:
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 03:55
Is it from *ambahtiją?
Yes!
by spanick
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 03:39
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 03:33
spanick wrote:
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 01:40
shimobaatar wrote:
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 00:59
spanick wrote:
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 07:17
Is the second reconstructed phoneme in the Proto-Germanic ancestor of -abahc- a *b?
The b is a b in PG but the b is not the second phoneme in the PG word.
Was the second phoneme a consonant?
Yes.
Was it a sonorant?
Yes
by spanick
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 01:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 00:59
spanick wrote:
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 07:17
Is the second reconstructed phoneme in the Proto-Germanic ancestor of -abahc- a *b?
The b is a b in PG but the b is not the second phoneme in the PG word.
Was the second phoneme a consonant?
Yes.
by spanick
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 07:17
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Incidentally, this means there are technically four morphemes in this word but since once is a case ending and underlying, I didn’t bother to mention t before. So there are just three morphemes on the surface? Yes, the three you’ve identified. Is the second reconstructed phoneme in the Proto-German...
by spanick
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 02:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

It just occurred to me that I may have misunderstood the question. The word is not descended from a particular declination of the PG noun just from the stem.
by spanick
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 23:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Hint, use the PG for the second morpheme as well. It may be tricky and while it is in the Gothic lemmas, it will be less intuitive to find there than the PG. Thanks again! Does - abahc - begin with a - in Proto-Germanic? Yes it did. Is it derived from just the stem, sans case endings? In this case,...
by spanick
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 22:28
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 22:25
spanick wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 21:51
Hint, use the PG for the second morpheme as well. It may be tricky and while it is in the Gothic lemmas, it will be less intuitive to find there than the PG.
Thanks again!

Does -abahc- begin with a- in Proto-Germanic?
Yes it did.
by spanick
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 21:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 21:48
Oh, thank you!

Is it from *framaþiz?
[tick]

Hint, use the PG for the second morpheme as well. It may be tricky and while it is in the Gothic lemmas, it will be less intuitive to find there than the PG.
by spanick
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 21:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 21:37
Can this word be found on Wiktionary?
Yes, but you should use the PG lemmas rather than the Gothic lemmas.
by spanick
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 21:30
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 21:29
spanick wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 21:25
shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 21:23
Was the first vowel of the fr- word a in Biblical Gothic?
Yes it was.
Was the onset of the second syllable m in Biblical Gothic?
Yes.
by spanick
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 21:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 21:23
Was the first vowel of the fr- word a in Biblical Gothic?
Yes it was.
by spanick
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 21:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 21:08
Is it related to 𐍆𐍂𐌿𐌼𐌰 fruma "first"?
Nope.
by spanick
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 21:03
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 20:19
Is framaž- an adjective?
Yes.
Creyeditor wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 20:23
Is it from the adverbial meaning of this word, s.th. like 'forth, forward; away, further'?
See my answer to Shimo.
by spanick
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 20:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 19:58
Is it a verb?
No
Creyeditor wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 20:02
Is some part of the word related to German 'Bach'?
No
by spanick
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 19:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 19:45
Is it a content word?
Yes it is.
by spanick
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 19:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 19:37
Is it a preposition?
Nope.
by spanick
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 19:35
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 19:33
Is framaž- a noun?
No. Your previous comment about it coming from "from" is closer to the mark. But that had already occurred in PG and was not any of my doing.
by spanick
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 19:30
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

I just realized that I spelled the first morpheme incorrectly. It should be framaž . This shouldn't really affect your ability to guess the word, but since I messed up I'll throw out a hint. The reason I messed up is because this particular case of z > ž is a later (modern) palatalization. The envir...