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by Jackk
22 Sep 2019 19:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
22 Sep 2019 15:57
Kind of a wild guess here (unless it's right [:P] ), but does it mean something like "to drop anchor"?

Post #11600.
[tick] [tick] Yes indeed! Congrats on your excellent deductive skills. [:P]
by Jackk
21 Sep 2019 19:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
21 Sep 2019 17:15
Hmm...

Does jair mean something like “to throw”?
[tick] Correct! [:D] "to cast, to throw"
by Jackk
21 Sep 2019 16:35
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
21 Sep 2019 15:43
So, to be clear, it's a noun in Boral but borrowed from an Italian verb?
[tick] Or rather, it was borrowed as the verb hormejar and the noun hormesc regularly derives from the boral verb.
by Jackk
21 Sep 2019 11:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

ixals wrote:
21 Sep 2019 11:58
ormeggiare?
[tick] That is the Italian word that was borrowed into Boral, yes. [:D]
by Jackk
20 Sep 2019 09:19
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

qwed117 wrote:
20 Sep 2019 05:51
Is it from Greek ὀσμή?, with the latter portion coming from -iskaz/-iscus
[cross] [cross] No, it is not.
by Jackk
18 Sep 2019 18:24
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
18 Sep 2019 18:23
Is the first letter of the word a vowel in modern Italian?
[tick] Yes, <o>.
by Jackk
18 Sep 2019 18:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
18 Sep 2019 17:40
Is the Italian word written with <h->?
[cross] It is not. (in modern Italian)
by Jackk
18 Sep 2019 17:11
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

qwed117 wrote:
18 Sep 2019 16:40
Is it from Italian -> Greek? and if so does the word begin with f- in Italian?
[cross] Not <f->, no.

For clarity, the heritage is:

(Byzantine) Greek -> (Mediaeval) Italian -> (Middle) Boral.
by Jackk
18 Sep 2019 16:20
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
18 Sep 2019 16:10
Is there at least one English word derived from the same source in Greek?
[cross] Not as far as I (or Wiktionary) know.
by Jackk
10 Sep 2019 18:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
10 Sep 2019 18:41
Greek or another Romance language?
[tick] Correct! Both, really – from Greek via another romance language.
by Jackk
10 Sep 2019 18:23
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
10 Sep 2019 18:22
Hmm, that's tough, then.

Is it a borrowing from a Germanic or Celtic language?
[}:D]

[cross] Not Germanic or Celtic, no.
by Jackk
10 Sep 2019 17:24
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
10 Sep 2019 17:21
Does hormesc descend from a word in Vulgar Latin?
[cross] it does not.
by Jackk
10 Sep 2019 15:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
10 Sep 2019 15:09
Is it from iaciō?
[tick] Correct!
by Jackk
10 Sep 2019 14:56
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
10 Sep 2019 14:55
Did it belong to the second conjugation in Classical Latin?
[cross] No, the third.
by Jackk
10 Sep 2019 14:49
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
10 Sep 2019 14:49
Jackk wrote:
10 Sep 2019 14:43
Of <jair>? [cross] No.
Did it begin with i-?
[tick] It did. [:D]
by Jackk
10 Sep 2019 14:43
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
10 Sep 2019 14:41
Did its Classical Latin ancestor, if it had one, begin with g-?
Of <jair>? [cross] No.
(And <hormesc> has no CL ancestor.)
by Jackk
08 Sep 2019 06:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
07 Sep 2019 23:42
Is jair an infinitive?
[tick] It is!
by Jackk
07 Sep 2019 23:39
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
07 Sep 2019 22:05
Maybe this is a stretch, but my first thought was to ask if hormesc means "cheese", or is at least somehow related to French fromage?
[cross] [cross] It neither means cheese nor is related to french fromage.
by Jackk
07 Sep 2019 20:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
07 Sep 2019 18:29
Jackk wrote:
07 Sep 2019 18:26
[cross] It is not.
Is either word a noun?
[tick] Only hormesc is a noun.
by Jackk
07 Sep 2019 18:26
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1600
Views: 319443

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

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