Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 29 Jul 2018 20:37

Did the root begin with *f- in Proto-Germanic?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 30 Jul 2018 21:39

shimobaatar wrote:
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Did the root begin with *f- in Proto-Germanic?
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Faster than I thought. Here it is:

From Modern Sperenjas:

ezefuutenang
/ˌe.ze.ˈfuː.te.nəŋ/
[ˌeˑ.zɜ.ˈfuː.tɜŋ]
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 30 Jul 2018 23:19

Was the prefix *idi- in Proto-Germanic?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by qwed117 » 31 Jul 2018 03:14

did the length distinction in fuut come from u being followed by a deleted consonant? if so is the consonant r?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 31 Jul 2018 18:26

shimobaatar wrote:
30 Jul 2018 23:19
Was the prefix *idi- in Proto-Germanic?
Yes [tick]
qwed117 wrote:
31 Jul 2018 03:14
did the length distinction in fuut come from u being followed by a deleted consonant?
Yes [tick]
qwed117 wrote:
31 Jul 2018 03:14
if so is the consonant r?
No [cross]
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by qwed117 » 31 Jul 2018 20:39

Is fuut from **funhtijaz and fuuten thus from *funhtijaną
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 01 Aug 2018 20:23

qwed117 wrote:
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Is fuut from **funhtijaz and fuuten thus from *funhtijaną
Yes and yes [tick] [tick]
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 01 Aug 2018 20:50

Does it mean something like "to remoisten"?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 02 Aug 2018 13:40

Ver, very close. I am tending to declare you the winner, but I kind of want to wait for the next guess, because it has a somewhat more idiosyncratic meaning.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by eldin raigmore » 02 Aug 2018 13:45

Would that idiosyncratic meaning be considered obscene by some?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 02 Aug 2018 19:06

Is it an agricultural or biological term?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 02 Aug 2018 19:42

eldin raigmore wrote:
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Would that idiosyncratic meaning be considered obscene by some?
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Is it an agricultural or biological term?
Yes, in a broader sense.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 02 Aug 2018 19:44

Is it more of a technical term?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 03 Aug 2018 10:55

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is it more of a technical term?
No, not really
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 03 Aug 2018 18:15

Does the English word you're looking for begin with the prefix "re-"?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 05 Aug 2018 20:42

shimobaatar wrote:
03 Aug 2018 18:15
Does the English word you're looking for begin with the prefix "re-"?

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No.

Actually, I will just give it away: to water (especially flowers, but also other plants) was the meaning I imagined. Similar to German gießen (wiktionary 3.).
Shimo probably got closest, but qwed made some very helpful contributions. So, IMHO, it's up to you two who provides the next word.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by qwed117 » 06 Aug 2018 01:00

Creyeditor wrote:
05 Aug 2018 20:42
shimobaatar wrote:
03 Aug 2018 18:15
Does the English word you're looking for begin with the prefix "re-"?

Post #9966.
No.

Actually, I will just give it away: to water (especially flowers, but also other plants) was the meaning I imagined. Similar to German gießen (wiktionary 3.).
Shimo probably got closest, but qwed made some very helpful contributions. So, IMHO, it's up to you two who provides the next word.
shimo can have it. I don't really have a good worthwhile Germlang up
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 06 Aug 2018 03:16

Oh, alright. That's fine by me. I'll try to post a new word soon.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 06 Aug 2018 05:02

It came down to a choice between this word and another one, but I figured that this one might be a little less obvious. I'll probably use the other word I was considering the next time it's my turn.

Language: Modern Königsberg Northeast Germanic
Word: wjytsfilps
IPA: /ˈʋʲytsfilps/

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 15 Aug 2018 02:36

Since more than a week has gone by without any guesses, I'll say that it is a compound word.

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