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by sestir
26 May 2017 19:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The building blocks of words
Replies: 3
Views: 1336

Re: The building blocks of words

You may wish to take a look at Hebrew 1- and 2-letter roots. Here is a simple lexicon to start from (Jeff Benner's) One of the easiest letters to understand is mem (M), meaning a large quantity or continuum of something, such as (probably) in mayīm מים 'water', 'water course', am עם 'people' and m(ə...
by sestir
25 Feb 2017 21:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Bornholm in old Scandinavian / Buyan Island
Replies: 13
Views: 2294

Re: Bornholm in old Scandinavian / Buyan Island

Elias Wessén is trustworthy, and a solution should explain the -an- part of Buyan.

How about this common germanic word examplified with its OE form?
búian http://bosworth.ff.cuni.cz/005383
by sestir
02 Mar 2016 22:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Gothic Language Revival Association
Replies: 127
Views: 26726

Re: Gothic Language Revival Association

It is hard to know what happened in the first century before or after Christ. However, when disambiguating a question, it is not uncommon to find the answer. Project Wulfila quotes a certain Sokrates saying: τοτε δε και ουλφιλας ὁ των γοτθων επισκοπος γραμματα εφευρε γοτθικα — that I translate to: A...
by sestir
01 Mar 2016 17:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Gothic Language Revival Association
Replies: 127
Views: 26726

Re: Gothic Language Revival Association

I have a question... The dialect spoken in a group of lands called Gothia in English and Götaländerna in Swedish is exclusively called Gothic in English, to the best of my knowledge. It is a continuation of Old Nordic/North Germanic. The dialect featured in Wulfila's bible translation and which is a...
by sestir
02 Sep 2015 19:25
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)
Replies: 33
Views: 4299

Re: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)

Greek koine dual often (a-stem) ended in -α/-αιν while Hebrew has -aim which is hard to tell apart from the plural ending -im in for example shamaim (heaven). So you could let dual -ain and plural -im for masculine nouns. If you use Greek letters heaven could be for example N: σζμαια A: σζμαιαν D/G:...
by sestir
08 Jun 2015 17:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Early old norse.
Replies: 123
Views: 28947

Re: Early old norse.

Yes, it has often been noticed that there are similarities between *r and the velars in the history of Germanic, and indeed the history of Indo-European. https://www.academia.edu/3176734/Pharyngealization_in_Proto-Indo-European https://www.academia.edu/1525634/Germanic_and_the_ruki_Dialects There i...
by sestir
28 Mar 2015 19:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 855
Views: 131029

Re: You

You may wish to call it a parameter rather than a factor, but in any case I feel thoroughly welcome. [:D]
by sestir
27 Mar 2015 20:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 855
Views: 131029

Re: You

Actually mostly to test if I can post at all after getting SQL-errors in another thread. Anyway Hello! Alias(es): sestir Location: sweden Date of birth: 198# Gender: male Occupation: various Interests: 1.7% and 0% Favorite music: groove metal Political ideology: silence Conlangs: none yet Other hobb...