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by Salmoneus
15 Dec 2018 13:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1765
Views: 198138

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

...no.


Well, sorry to have ruined your game.
One last try: the neb- element does not mean 'nose'.
by Salmoneus
08 Dec 2018 12:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 17103

Re: Lapdeutsch

wife/woman and man/husband are often the same terms, or at least there's often a great deal of overlap. In "man and wife", I don't know if the sense is "man and woman", or "husband and wife"... Similarly, the old alternation between kweno (woman) and kwe:niz (wife), from which we get 'quean' (whore)...
by Salmoneus
07 Dec 2018 21:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 17103

Re: Lapdeutsch

Well, old-fashioned English used -wife as a feminising suffix a lot. In particular, your use pairing -mann and -frou is mirrored in English: a man who works with or sells fish is a fishman (among other things), while a woman who works with or sells fish is a fishwife. Likewise aleman/alewife, oyster...
by Salmoneus
07 Dec 2018 01:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1765
Views: 198138

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Not remotely.

It's not bizarre, it's very straightforward. I suggest considering the most likely meanings of each part of the word in turn...
by Salmoneus
06 Dec 2018 21:15
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1765
Views: 198138

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

To recap... As to your other question: no, it's not a direct cognate to 'thirst'. However, part of the word does ultimately derive from the same PIE root as English 'thirst'. Is it a handkerchief? Ooh, very good guess! But no. Does it literally mean "nose dryer"? No. But you're certainly very much o...
by Salmoneus
05 Dec 2018 21:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6785
Views: 721535

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Depending on how "recently" you're looking for, there's open-syllable lengthening in Middle English, vowel length is allophonically determined by syllable structure in the modern North Germanic languages as well. I can only thing of English, though, as being a language where this vowel lengthening ...
by Salmoneus
05 Dec 2018 20:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14313
Views: 1079224

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Hmm, interesting, but I'm not sure if I personally believe that's more than a coincidence, since I can't find any reasoning behind it Well, it would make sense - a large number of ergative languages derive their "verbs" from noun-like forms, and languages tend to want to put all the arguments of a ...
by Salmoneus
05 Dec 2018 03:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14313
Views: 1079224

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Prestopping of resonants is my favourite phonetic feature ATM. What languages have them? In which contexts they have appeared diachronically? Hiw has a prestopped velar lateral from Proto-Oceanic *r. Is that an unconditioned change? I am not sure. You can read about it on Francois' website, here . ...
by Salmoneus
05 Dec 2018 01:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 17103

Re: Lapdeutsch

Feminine Agent Nouns Suffixes [...] -er → -ster By far the most common way to form the feminine form from the suffix -er Bäcker → Bäckster (baker) Schreiver → Schreivster (writer) I think I heard of all of these in either German or Low German, except the -st- suffix. What was the inspiration? Engli...
by Salmoneus
04 Dec 2018 01:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Latverian- a Romani Marvel Fanlang
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Latverian- a Romani Marvel Fanlang

? That's the "realistic" version of the history!?
by Salmoneus
30 Nov 2018 15:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1765
Views: 198138

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Yes. (with the previous caveat regarding the unknowability/controversy of the exact form of the root. To explain further: like many roots, there's a consonant gradation in different forms, and there seems to be some disagreement over which grade was original in which word and when different analogie...
by Salmoneus
29 Nov 2018 00:00
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1765
Views: 198138

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Yes.

(Probably. More or less. Wikipedia thinks so, but Orel apparently thinks the North Germanic reflex is actually from a very slightly different form from the same root.)
by Salmoneus
27 Nov 2018 21:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 17103

Re: Lapdeutsch

I have to admit that I don't like it. It makes it look like English to my mind. Curious - it's the exact opposite of English (in that English stressed the noun there, destressing and dramatically reducing the numeral - ainaz flaskaz aba > @flAsk@. And I don't think we have a similar category of cou...
by Salmoneus
27 Nov 2018 01:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 17103

Re: Lapdeutsch

I have to admit that I don't like it. It makes it look like English to my mind. Curious - it's the exact opposite of English (in that English stressed the noun there, destressing and dramatically reducing the numeral - ainaz flaskaz aba > @flAsk@. And I don't think we have a similar category of cou...
by Salmoneus
27 Nov 2018 00:29
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1765
Views: 198138

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
26 Nov 2018 23:44
Since it's been established that:
Salmoneus wrote:
25 Nov 2018 16:37
spanick wrote:
25 Nov 2018 16:35
Does -sk descend from a PGmc suffix?
No.
Is <-k> all that remains of the original suffix?
Yes.
by Salmoneus
26 Nov 2018 22:57
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1765
Views: 198138

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Are either of the morphemes which compose <throsk> at the PGmc level available here? https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Proto-Germanic_lemmas ...err, that's a list of lemmas, not a list of morphemes. Both morphemes are, yes, incorporated into at least one of those lemmas. It seems rather stran...
by Salmoneus
26 Nov 2018 20:46
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1765
Views: 198138

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Are either of the morphemes which compose <throsk> at the PGmc level available here? https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Proto-Germanic_lemmas ...err, that's a list of lemmas, not a list of morphemes. Both morphemes are, yes, incorporated into at least one of those lemmas. And since you're seem...
by Salmoneus
26 Nov 2018 01:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1765
Views: 198138

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Yes. And yes.