Guess the Word in Romlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by spanick » 15 Nov 2018 23:02

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As a noun, was it a second declension noun?
I believe it would.

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 15 Nov 2018 23:04

Was it masculine?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by spanick » 15 Nov 2018 23:08

GrandPiano wrote:
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Was it masculine?
I believe that that would be the way it's conjugated, yes.

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by spanick » 15 Nov 2018 23:11

Er...after checking a similar word, it looks like it probably could/would have been conjugated as a second declension neuter as a noun.

EDIT: Actually, I can't find it in the Latin Dictionary as a noun at all. It probably could have been a noun, given its part of speech, but it's listed as an adjective (which is a half truth). So, i don't know exactly what it would have been as a noun. But definitely second declension, probably neuter?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 15 Nov 2018 23:12

Why do you say "could/would"? Was this word not actually attested in Classical Latin?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by spanick » 15 Nov 2018 23:15

GrandPiano wrote:
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Why do you say "could/would"? Was this word not actually attested in Classical Latin?
See above. The word is attested in classical Latin, just not as a noun, apparently.

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 15 Nov 2018 23:18

Oh, I see.

Does the /ʌ/ descend from a case ending?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by spanick » 15 Nov 2018 23:19

GrandPiano wrote:
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Oh, I see.

Does the /ʌ/ descend from a case ending?
Yes.

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 15 Nov 2018 23:36

Is it related to the Latin verb juro?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by spanick » 15 Nov 2018 23:40

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Is it related to the Latin verb juro?
Yes

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 15 Nov 2018 23:42

Is it from juratus?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by spanick » 15 Nov 2018 23:44

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Is it from juratus?
Yes!

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 15 Nov 2018 23:49

Does it mean "oath"?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by spanick » 15 Nov 2018 23:56

GrandPiano wrote:
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Does it mean "oath"?
That's not the primary meaning, but I'll take it because it is one meaning.

In the phrase eser del júredu it does mean oath, it literally means "to be of the oath" which we might translate as "to be under oath". Generally, it shifted from "that which has been sworn" to "he who has sworn". So, the most common use as a noun simply means "juror" but it can be used to describe anyone who has taken an oath of some sort (witnesses, judges, priests, monks, basically everyone in a feudal system, etc.). As an adjective, it means "sworn" or "avowed" or "under oath" depending on the context. For instance tesitmennu júredu is "sworn testimony".

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 16 Nov 2018 03:31

Yay! I might need a few days before I have time to come up with the next word.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 18 Nov 2018 21:37

New word:

chve
/ʃvɛ/
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:chn: - B2
:esp: - A2
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 18 Nov 2018 21:39

Is it a content word?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 18 Nov 2018 21:40

GrandPiano wrote:
18 Nov 2018 21:37
New word:

chve
/ʃvɛ/
1. Is it a noun?
2. Does it have a direct ancestor in Classical Latin?
3. Is the <ch> from Latin <c>?
4. Is the <v> from Latin <v>?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 18 Nov 2018 22:01

shimobaatar wrote:
18 Nov 2018 21:39
Is it a content word?
[tick]
Jackk wrote:
18 Nov 2018 21:40
1. Is it a noun?
2. Does it have a direct ancestor in Classical Latin?
3. Is the <ch> from Latin <c>?
4. Is the <v> from Latin <v>?
1. [cross]
2. [tick]
3. Partially
4. [cross]
:eng: - Native
:chn: - B2
:esp: - A2
:jpn: - A2

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 18 Nov 2018 22:06

GrandPiano wrote:
18 Nov 2018 21:37
New word:

chve
/ʃvɛ/
5. Is it a verb?
6. Is the <ch> from <ce> or <ci>?
7. Did the ancestor in Latin have three syllables?
8. Did the <v> come from <p> or <b>?
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