Guess the Word in Romlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Tue 10 Jul 2018, 03:58

Was the first <c> a stop in Classical Latin?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Ælfwine » Tue 10 Jul 2018, 04:40

shimobaatar wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 03:58
Was the first <c> a stop in Classical Latin?
Yes

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To be honest, I think I made a mistake here. The first /c/ should actually be voiced, /ɟ/. [ɟeəɲcə] <gjancja> Hopefully that helps somewhat.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Tue 10 Jul 2018, 04:54

Ælfwine wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 04:40
shimobaatar wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 03:58
Was the first <c> a stop in Classical Latin?
Yes

...

To be honest, I think I made a mistake here. The first /c/ should actually be voiced, /ɟ/. [ɟeəɲcə] <gjancja> Hopefully that helps somewhat.
Was it /g/ in Classical Latin, then?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Ælfwine » Tue 10 Jul 2018, 04:56

shimobaatar wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 04:54
Ælfwine wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 04:40
shimobaatar wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 03:58
Was the first <c> a stop in Classical Latin?
Yes

...

To be honest, I think I made a mistake here. The first /c/ should actually be voiced, /ɟ/. [ɟeəɲcə] <gjancja> Hopefully that helps somewhat.
Was it /g/ in Classical Latin, then?
No
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by spanick » Tue 10 Jul 2018, 05:03

Do <gj> and <cj> correspond to palatalized <d> and <t> in Latin?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Ælfwine » Tue 10 Jul 2018, 05:09

spanick wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 05:03
Do <gj> and <cj> correspond to palatalized <d> and <t> in Latin?
No. I recommend looking up Friulan orthography, since that's what I've currently based it upon. The language isn't too different from Friulian either, so hopefully that gives some clues.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by spanick » Tue 10 Jul 2018, 13:37

Ælfwine wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 05:09
spanick wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 05:03
Do <gj> and <cj> correspond to palatalized <d> and <t> in Latin?
No. I recommend looking up Friulan orthography, since that's what I've currently based it upon. The language isn't too different from Friulian either, so hopefully that gives some clues.
So then the initial <gja> descends from Latin <ca>?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Ælfwine » Tue 10 Jul 2018, 15:18

spanick wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 13:37
Ælfwine wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 05:09
spanick wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 05:03
Do <gj> and <cj> correspond to palatalized <d> and <t> in Latin?
No. I recommend looking up Friulan orthography, since that's what I've currently based it upon. The language isn't too different from Friulian either, so hopefully that gives some clues.
So then the initial <gja> descends from Latin <ca>?
Nope. Hint: it descends from a labial.

The word is also a Germanic loan.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Ælfwine » Mon 16 Jul 2018, 21:41

With the changes I am making the word is already oudated. Nonetheless, anyone else want to give it a try?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » Thu 19 Jul 2018, 04:11

Does the first consonant correspond to Latin pl-? like Portuguese?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Ælfwine » Thu 19 Jul 2018, 10:55

qwed117 wrote:
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 04:11
Does the first consonant correspond to Latin pl-? like Portuguese?
Correct on the form, wrong on the voicing
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:39

so bl-.... OH

*blancam
white f.sg?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Ælfwine » Fri 20 Jul 2018, 00:12

qwed117 wrote:
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:39
so bl-.... OH

*blancam
white f.sg?
blankam > blanka > bjanka > gjanka > gjancja

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » Fri 20 Jul 2018, 01:13

New word(s):
<pealu tseanărïtse>
[pe̯alu t͡seanə'rɨt͡s]
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 20 Jul 2018, 01:22

Is it a noun phrase?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » Fri 20 Jul 2018, 02:22

yes it is a noun phrase.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 20 Jul 2018, 02:30

Is it a noun followed by an adjective?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » Fri 20 Jul 2018, 03:35

I made a small mistake, and so I changed the word accordingly
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Is it a noun followed by an adjective?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 20 Jul 2018, 03:40

Is it an adjective followed by a noun, then?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » Fri 20 Jul 2018, 06:15

shimobaatar wrote:
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 03:40
Is it an adjective followed by a noun, then?
No
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