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by qwed117
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 03:36
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 620
Views: 51338

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

GrandPiano wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 03:27
Was there a syllable at the beginning of the first word that got deleted?
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by qwed117
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 03:23
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 620
Views: 51338

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

So, to be clear... Does the first /ə/ in the second word come from the same Latin vowel as the /e̯a/ in the first word? Sorry, that was a mistake, it should be e̯a. But as a general statement, the vowel is the same between the two, and the vowel cannot become /ə/ <ă> The transcription should be [pe...
by qwed117
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 03:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 620
Views: 51338

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

GrandPiano wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 03:05
Did the first word begin with a vowel in Latin?
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by qwed117
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 03:03
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 620
Views: 51338

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

GrandPiano wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 02:30
Ah, I somehow missed that.

Is /ɨ/ from Latin /iː/ or /ɪ/?
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shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 02:29
Did the first word begin with /s/ in Classical Latin?
[cross]
I'll just tack this on
qwed117 wrote:
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 01:13
<pealu tseanărïtse>
[pe̯alu t͡se̯anə'rɨt͡s]
by qwed117
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 02:26
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 620
Views: 51338

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

GrandPiano wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 02:25
Did the first word begin with /p/ in Latin?
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by qwed117
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 02:21
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 620
Views: 51338

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

anyone else willing to take a go at it?
by qwed117
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 20:39
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1493
Views: 87909

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is fuut from **funhtijaz and fuuten thus from *funhtijaną
by qwed117
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 03:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6727
Views: 566955

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Had any Romance language/dialect treated Latin /a/ differently from /aː/? Or did they merge before any dialectal differences could affect them? I think Dalmatian or something turned long a into [ɔː], but now I can't find the page where I read about that. I haven't found any evidence of that. I beli...
by qwed117
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 03:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1985

Re: Today I learned ...

eldin raigmore wrote:
Mon 30 Jul 2018, 23:09
Today I learned that AEGIS is an acronym for
Artificially Expanded Genetic Information System.
I think it's a backronym, bc aegis is the shield of Zeus and Athena in Greek mythology (it has Medusa's head on the opposite side!)
by qwed117
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 03:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 616
Views: 64962

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

sangi39 wrote:
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 10:13
qwed117 wrote:
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 02:52
hint: *g was often pronounced /ɣ/
Looks like I'm saying *gaizon then [:P]
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by qwed117
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 03:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1493
Views: 87909

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

did the length distinction in fuut come from u being followed by a deleted consonant? if so is the consonant r?
by qwed117
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 02:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 616
Views: 64962

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

hint: *g was often pronounced /ɣ/
by qwed117
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 23:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1493
Views: 87909

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

does -ang come from *(i)janą?
by qwed117
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 23:38
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 620
Views: 51338

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 11:14
qwed117 wrote:
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 01:13
<pealu tseanărïtse>
[pe̯alu t͡sənə'rɨt͡s]

Is the [p] from Classical Latin /p/?
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Clio wrote:
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 16:01
pealu < Lat. pilus?
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GrandPiano wrote:
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 16:51
qwed117 wrote:
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 09:09
Clio wrote:
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 19:04
e̯a < Latin /i/?
[tick]
Short /ɪ/, not /iː/? (Just to be clear)
[tick] Short /ɪ/
by qwed117
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 09:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 620
Views: 51338

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Clio wrote:
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 19:04
e̯a < Latin /i/?
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GrandPiano wrote:
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 19:05
Is /t͡s/ from Latin /k/?
[tick]
by qwed117
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 05:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 620
Views: 51338

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

GrandPiano wrote:
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 20:19
Does the first /ə/ in the second word come from the same Latin vowel as the /e̯a/ in the first word?
Sorry, that was a mistake, it should be e̯a. But as a general statement, the vowel is the same between the two, and the vowel cannot become /ə/ <ă>
by qwed117
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 05:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 616
Views: 64962

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Sangi's very close,


Next hint:
According to Wikipedia,
"Although not as typical of sound change as lenition, fortition may occur in prominent positions, such as at the beginning of a word or stressed syllable; as an effect of reducing markedness; or due to morphological leveling."
by qwed117
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 05:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1489
Views: 133008

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Then there's stuff like coconut milk as well. I think that, first of all, they should drop the word “bovine”, and just admit that all mammal mothers lactate: And, second of all, allow any term that’s been in common use for 45 years or longer, to be “grandfathered in”, perhaps with a requirement tha...
by qwed117
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 02:17
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 620
Views: 51338

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 23:02
Was this third gender an innovation, or has the neuter been preserved from Classical Latin?
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Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 01:45
does it share any ancestry with the Spanish word "coger"?
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GrandPiano wrote:
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 16:09
The second noun is neuter, then?
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by qwed117
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 02:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 616
Views: 64962

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

First hint:
Inventory
/m n t k d g/
/f s z h/
/w j r/

/a i o u/
(This should simplify a lot of the speculation)

Sangi is the closest, so far.