Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 17:36

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

Post by spanick » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 17:45

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is it a weak verb?
Yes.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 18:01

Class 2?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 18:03

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Class 2?
Nope.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 18:23

Class 1?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 18:52

shimobaatar wrote:
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Class 1?
Yes.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 19:01

Is it from Proto-Germanic *tukkijaną?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 19:03

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Is it from Proto-Germanic *tukkijaną?
No it’s not. I’m afraid it’s not quite as transparent as that ;) but you’re on the right track.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 19:06

Is it descended from a word that's attested in Biblical Gothic?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 19:08

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Is it descended from a word that's attested in Biblical Gothic?
Yes it is.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 19:16

Is the form on the right a past participle, or is my knowledge of German clouding my judgement?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 19:20

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is the form on the right a past participle, or is my knowledge of German clouding my judgement?
In this case, your knowledge of German is clouding your judgment haha. The prefix is related to the German but has a different use in Gotski.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 19:23

Oh, is the right variant a perfect/perfective form?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 19:25

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Oh, is the right variant a perfect/perfective form?
Yes! It’s the perfective.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 19:29

Does <z> represent /z/? Was the initial consonant <𐍄> in Biblical Gothic?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 20:00

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Does <z> represent /z/? Was the initial consonant <𐍄> in Biblical Gothic?
Yes and yes.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 20:02

Was the first vowel originally rounded in Biblical Gothic?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 20:02

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Was the first vowel originally rounded in Biblical Gothic?
Yes, it was.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 20:42

Is it from 𐍄𐌿𐌻𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽/tulgjan?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » Fri 16 Mar 2018, 20:47

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Is it from 𐍄𐌿𐌻𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽/tulgjan?
No. Sorry, I misread your question before and thought that the <T> was x-sampa/T/. The initial is the interdental fricative. Since I messed up I’ll also give you a couple extra clues...you have the right stem vowel now and you were closer with the stem ending in <k> than <g>.
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