Guess the Word in Romlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by spanick » Mon 22 Oct 2018, 16:04

Does <hian> mean ground?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Mon 22 Oct 2018, 22:52

spanick wrote:
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Does <hian> mean ground?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Tue 23 Oct 2018, 02:13

GrandPiano wrote:
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 21:44
A small hint, but maybe it will help: One of the words was not directly inherited from Latin.
Was it borrowed directly from Classical Latin (as opposed to being directly inherited), or was it not originally a Latin word at all?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Tue 23 Oct 2018, 02:29

shimobaatar wrote:
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 02:13
GrandPiano wrote:
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 21:44
A small hint, but maybe it will help: One of the words was not directly inherited from Latin.
Was it borrowed directly from Classical Latin (as opposed to being directly inherited), or was it not originally a Latin word at all?
Neither; it ultimately comes from a Latin word but it was borrowed from a language other than Latin.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Tue 23 Oct 2018, 03:34

Is the language it was borrowed from Indo-European?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Tue 23 Oct 2018, 22:07

shimobaatar wrote:
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 03:34
Is the language it was borrowed from Indo-European?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Wed 24 Oct 2018, 00:15

Is this other language spoken east of the Italian peninsula?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Wed 24 Oct 2018, 00:42

shimobaatar wrote:
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 00:15
Is this other language spoken east of the Italian peninsula?
There are speakers east of the Italian peninsula but its main speaking community is not.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Wed 24 Oct 2018, 01:03

Is it Germanic?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

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shimobaatar wrote:
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 01:03
Is it Germanic?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by spanick » Thu 25 Oct 2018, 16:07

Is it borrowed from another Romance language?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Thu 25 Oct 2018, 22:12

spanick wrote:
Thu 25 Oct 2018, 16:07
Is it borrowed from another Romance language?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Mon 29 Oct 2018, 23:18

Do you guys need another hint?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by spanick » Tue 30 Oct 2018, 17:14

GrandPiano wrote:
Mon 29 Oct 2018, 23:18
Do you guys need another hint?
Sure, because I'm all out of ideas.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Tue 30 Oct 2018, 20:13

The same word was also borrowed into English.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Wed 31 Oct 2018, 22:41

It may help to find out what language it’s borrowed from.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Sat 03 Nov 2018, 02:23

Was it borrowed from one of the "main" Romance languages (Spanish, Portugueses, French, Italian, Romanian)?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Sat 03 Nov 2018, 03:06

shimobaatar wrote:
Sat 03 Nov 2018, 02:23
Was it borrowed from one of the "main" Romance languages (Spanish, Portugueses, French, Italian, Romanian)?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Sat 03 Nov 2018, 04:08

Was it borrowed from Spanish or Portuguese?

(Haha, just realized I wrote "Portugueses" in my last post. Apparently my computer doesn't register that as a spelling error.)
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Sat 03 Nov 2018, 05:54

shimobaatar wrote:
Sat 03 Nov 2018, 04:08
Was it borrowed from Spanish or Portuguese?
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