Guess the Word in Romlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » Thu 05 Oct 2017, 04:38

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
ixals wrote:tanCuCV..Ci#
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ending with an *i? Definitely not an accusative form.

*tanCōCCVCi?
That'd make the first word likely tangō. Of course, if Thrice isn't using common forms of words, there's a much larger pool of answers. Maybe the second word is scaccī?

Roughly "touch" + "chess"... Maybe "to play [a piece in chess]"?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Thu 05 Oct 2017, 08:29

I just now noticed that the *-i# isn't 100% right, but it is so close that I didn't note the difference until just now.
qwed117 wrote:ending with an *i? Definitely not an accusative form.
You're right, not accusative.
*tanCōCVVCi?
[cross]; But oh so very close. The number of letters and placement of consonants and vowels are correct, I'll give you that.

(Corrected an error I made.)
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Ashtăr Balynestjăr » Thu 05 Oct 2017, 18:21

Is the second word the dative singular of a noun?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » Fri 06 Oct 2017, 00:43

*tanCoCVVCī?

Is the second word the ablative of a noun? Is the second word even a noun?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Ashtăr Balynestjăr » Fri 06 Oct 2017, 00:55

Is the first word tantum ‘so much’?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Fri 06 Oct 2017, 22:04

One question at a time good folks.
Ashtăr Balynestjăr wrote:Is the second word the dative singular of a noun?
No it is not (nor is it a noun).
qwed117 wrote:*tanCoCVVCī?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » Fri 06 Oct 2017, 22:29

*tantūCVVCī?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Sat 07 Oct 2017, 04:10

qwed117 wrote:*tantūCVVCī?
Nope.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » Sat 07 Oct 2017, 04:14

*tantaCVVCī?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Sat 07 Oct 2017, 05:52

No. I'm starting to wonder if maybe some clue or another was misleading.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Mon 23 Oct 2017, 09:01

I'm gonna go ahead and kick this thread in the pants.

I think I chose very poorly as the changes from Latin I use take me to a far more un-naturalistic place than most of your languages do. The original compound was: TANTĪ-DUONĪ. The word uses a variant for "buonī" but otherwise is just the same source word that gives us "también" In Spanish (minus the shortenings). (Oh, and it's in genitive case.)
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