Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 06 Apr 2018, 21:40

So, to recap, the masculine nominative singular present participle of "to cut"?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Fri 06 Apr 2018, 21:46

shimobaatar wrote:
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So, to recap, the masculine nominative singular present participle of "to cut"?
With a perfective prefix, yes. Semantically, it's quite specific in meaning. I'm not sure if it will be easy to guess, but if you get close I'll give it to you.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 06 Apr 2018, 21:49

Got it.

It's used as a noun… does it refer to a person?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Fri 06 Apr 2018, 21:50

shimobaatar wrote:
Fri 06 Apr 2018, 21:49
Got it.

It's used as a noun… does it refer to a person?
No, it doesn't refer to a person.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 06 Apr 2018, 21:53

A physical object?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Fri 06 Apr 2018, 21:59

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A physical object?
If by physical you mean inanimate...then no.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 06 Apr 2018, 22:06

I meant "as opposed to a concept", but this makes me wonder if it's an animal?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Fri 06 Apr 2018, 22:13

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I meant "as opposed to a concept", but this makes me wonder if it's an animal?
Yes
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 06 Apr 2018, 22:17

Is it a mammal?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Fri 06 Apr 2018, 22:21

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is it a mammal?
Yup
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Wed 09 May 2018, 20:37

I keep trying to give other people a chance to guess, but I never learn my lesson. [xD]

Anyway, is this animal larger than a person?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by ixals » Wed 09 May 2018, 20:55

Well, someone has to help shimo out [:P]

Is it used as a name for a specific species or is it used as something an animal can be (predator etc.)?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Wed 09 May 2018, 21:44

shimobaatar wrote:
Wed 09 May 2018, 20:37
I keep trying to give other people a chance to guess, but I never learn my lesson. [xD]

Anyway, is this animal larger than a person?
Hahaha

Yes it is.
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Is it used as a name for a specific species or is it used as something an animal can be (predator etc.)?
To help speed this along I’ll elaborate a bit more here. It is used for a specific type/use of a specific species. For example, “ewe” specifically means a female sheep while “ram” is male and “lamb” is young. It’s in that same vein. (I guess you can rule out those three as options too haha)
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Wed 09 May 2018, 21:58

ixals wrote:
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Well, someone has to help shimo out [:P]
[:D]

Is this animal a predator?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Thu 10 May 2018, 00:13

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is this animal a predator?
Nope
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Thu 10 May 2018, 00:18

Does it have horns?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Thu 10 May 2018, 02:34

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Does it have horns?
No
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Thu 10 May 2018, 02:43

Would it be reasonable to call it dangerous?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Thu 10 May 2018, 04:32

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Would it be reasonable to call it dangerous?
I suppose any large mammal could be considered dangerous. But no, it’s not normally considered dangerous in the way say, a bear would.

I’ll go ahead and narrow it down further since this has been going on for so long...it’s a type of farm animal.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Thu 10 May 2018, 04:35

spanick wrote:
Thu 10 May 2018, 04:32
I’ll go ahead and narrow it down further since this has been going on for so long...it’s a type of farm animal.
Thank you.

Is it a cow? Or bull, I suppose?
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