Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by qwed117 » Wed 15 Aug 2018, 18:12

shimobaatar wrote:
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 02:36
Since more than a week has gone by without any guesses, I'll say that it is a compound word.
wjyts-filps?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Wed 15 Aug 2018, 22:41

qwed117 wrote:
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 18:12
shimobaatar wrote:
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 02:36
Since more than a week has gone by without any guesses, I'll say that it is a compound word.
wjyts-filps?
Yes!
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by qwed117 » Fri 17 Aug 2018, 04:17

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Mon 06 Aug 2018, 05:02
It came down to a choice between this word and another one, but I figured that this one might be a little less obvious. I'll probably use the other word I was considering the next time it's my turn.

Language: Modern Königsberg Northeast Germanic
Word: wjytsfilps
IPA: /ˈʋʲytsfilps/

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Did the /ʲy/ come from some breaking, and if so, of pG *ō
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I should probably just get to it is it from *wōþijaz + *feluwurdijaz meaning roughly "to flatter"
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 17 Aug 2018, 12:29

qwed117 wrote:
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 04:17
Did the /ʲy/ come from some breaking, and if so, of pG *ō
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I should probably just get to it is it from *wōþijaz + *feluwurdijaz meaning roughly "to flatter"
It did not, and neither of those words are involved.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 16 Sep 2018, 15:03

Another hint: the first word in the compound was vowel-initial in Proto-Germanic.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Sat 06 Oct 2018, 16:46

Another hint, although this was probably obvious: Both words in the compound are nouns, and were nouns in Proto-Germanic.

I'm afraid this is going to come off as passive-aggressive or something like that, but I'm going to ask anyway, because I'm genuinely curious, and it feels weird to just keep throwing hints out into the void: Is anyone else still interested in playing this game?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Mon 08 Oct 2018, 20:28

shimobaatar wrote:
Sat 06 Oct 2018, 16:46
Another hint, although this was probably obvious: Both words in the compound are nouns, and were nouns in Proto-Germanic.

I'm afraid this is going to come off as passive-aggressive or something like that, but I'm going to ask anyway, because I'm genuinely curious, and it feels weird to just keep throwing hints out into the void: Is anyone else still interested in playing this game?
I just saw this word (I've been gone for a while) and I'm interested in giving it a shot!
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Mon 08 Oct 2018, 20:40

In the first root of the word, was the vowel *u or *ū? And was this later umlauted?

Did the second root of the word have the shape fVlp- in PG?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Mon 08 Oct 2018, 20:58

spanick wrote:
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 20:28
I just saw this word (I've been gone for a while) and I'm interested in giving it a shot!
Yay! Glad to see you back.
spanick wrote:
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 20:40
In the first root of the word, was the vowel *u or *ū? And was this later umlauted?

Did the second root of the word have the shape fVlp- in PG?
*u, yes, and no.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Mon 08 Oct 2018, 22:28

shimobaatar wrote:
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 20:58
spanick wrote:
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 20:28
I just saw this word (I've been gone for a while) and I'm interested in giving it a shot!
Yay! Glad to see you back.
Glad to be back!
spanick wrote:
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 20:40
In the first root of the word, was the vowel *u or *ū? And was this later umlauted?

Did the second root of the word have the shape fVlp- in PG?
*u, yes, and no.
Is the first root derived from *urtiz?

Did the second root begin with *f in PG?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Mon 08 Oct 2018, 22:36

spanick wrote:
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 22:28
Is the first root derived from *urtiz?

Did the second root begin with *f in PG?
No to both.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Wed 10 Oct 2018, 16:59

Did the first root have the shape of uCCV in PG?
Did the second root start with an *f in PG?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Wed 10 Oct 2018, 21:19

spanick wrote:
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 16:59
Did the first root have the shape of uCCV in PG?
The root of the first word was uCC- in Proto-Germanic.
spanick wrote:
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 16:59
Did the second root start with an *f in PG?
This looks like the same question you asked in your last post, unless I'm misreading something? Did you mean to ask something different?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Wed 10 Oct 2018, 21:53

shimobaatar wrote:
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 21:19
spanick wrote:
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 16:59
Did the second root start with an *f in PG?
This looks like the same question you asked in your last post, unless I'm misreading something? Did you mean to ask something different?
Whoops, totally blanked on that one. Is the second root descended from *hwelpaz?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Wed 10 Oct 2018, 22:07

spanick wrote:
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 21:53
Whoops, totally blanked on that one. Is the second root descended from *hwelpaz?
No worries. And yes!
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Wed 10 Oct 2018, 22:11

Is the second C in the first root and alveolar stop?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Thu 11 Oct 2018, 01:03

Does it come from *unþī plus *hwelpaz? “Wave-whelp?”
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Thu 11 Oct 2018, 02:46

spanick wrote:
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 22:11
Is the second C in the first root and alveolar stop?
No.
spanick wrote:
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 01:03
Does it come from *unþī plus *hwelpaz? “Wave-whelp?”
I'm afraid not.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Thu 11 Oct 2018, 15:29

Is the first root a masculine noun?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Thu 11 Oct 2018, 18:06

spanick wrote:
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 15:29
Is the first root a masculine noun?
Yes.
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