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by spanick
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 01:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nortsääenglisch
Replies: 17
Views: 837

Re: Nortsääenglisch

Herra Ratatoskr wrote:
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 21:46
I'm assuming the original /ø:/ from i-umlaut of /o:/ and rounding of /e:/ by a preceding /w/ follow the same development to /y:/ as /ø:/ from /e:o/?
Yes, so *grōniz > grōene > grüün

With grōene being the Northumbrian equivalent of West Saxon grēne
by spanick
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 01:17
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

*jj > gg?
by spanick
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 00:54
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Does <gg> come from *g?
by spanick
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 00:27
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Did the root start with *i in PG?
by spanick
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 00:26
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Did the root start with *i in PG?
by spanick
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 00:05
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is the stem igg-?
by spanick
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 23:53
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

So it's some verb form?

Is it composed of multiple morphemes?
by spanick
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 23:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is it an adjective?
by spanick
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 22:54
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Creyeditor wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 22:11
Wow, thanks. I really like that. Every single step makes sense, but the result is surprising.
Thanks, I like to use Sortsbergish for that very reason.
Next one: a
In Gniebeggas:
<iggerens>
/igːərənʃ/
Is it a noun?
by spanick
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 21:38
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Creyeditor wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 21:23
Could you give some information about the diachronic development? I am curious.
Sure

*dungijandz
1) ij > i *dungiandz
2) z > s *dungiands
3) V > [+nas] / _C; [+nas] > [-hi]; N > Ø / V_C *dõgiãds
4) gi > dʒ Old Sortsbergish /dõdʒãds/
5) V > [-nas] Sortsbergish /dodʒads/
by spanick
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 21:15
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Creyeditor wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 21:11
So this means the proto-word was *dungandz? And it means something like 'fertilizer'?
Bingo!
by spanick
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 21:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Creyeditor wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 21:01
Is the derivational suffix related to the German present participle ending?
Yes.
by spanick
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 19:42
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

In the way of a hint, here is the same word in Old Sortsbergish:

дѫꙉꙛдс
/dõdʒãds/
by spanick
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 13:36
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 12:09
Was the derivational suffix two syllables?
No.

Also, upon checking the wiktionary list, it appears they consider the suffix to not have the *a as part of it. Personally, i disagree with that assessment but on wiktionary it is listed without a thematic vowel.
by spanick
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 03:35
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 03:32
spanick wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 01:50
shimobaatar wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 01:37
Anyway, was the *i that caused the palatalization part of the root?
Yes
Was the /a/ an *a in the derivational suffix in Proto-Germanic?
Yes
by spanick
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 01:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 01:37
Anyway, was the *i that caused the palatalization part of the root?
Yes
by spanick
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 00:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing /θ/ and /ð/ to languages with neither
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Introducing /θ/ and /ð/ to languages with neither

I agree with creyeditor for the most part. In response to (2), I think intervocalic fricativization is quite common, especially with voiced stops. It would only take a couple other sound changes to make that phonemic. (2a) yes, palatization can lead to africates which can then be smoothed to fricati...
by spanick
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 00:42
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Creyeditor wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 00:20
from PG short or long *u?
Short *u
by spanick
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 00:35
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 68986

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 23:31
Oh, I wasn't counting that one because it was part of an affricate. I guess I meant the third /d/, then. I was asking about this one: /dod͡ʒads/ (emphasis mine).
Ah, gotcha. Sorry for misunderstanding. In that case, yes.
by spanick
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 23:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nortsääenglisch
Replies: 17
Views: 837

Re: Nortsääenglisch

So, I decided I would like to keep /øː/. So, there‘s a chain shift OE /eːo/ > /øː/ > /yː/ but OE /oː/ > /øː/. I have also noticed that when the breaking rule is applied, this creates a diphthong /yɪ/ which is not allowed. I’ve decided that this results in the allowable diphthong /œɪ/. In this etymol...