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by Ælfwine
19 Sep 2019 07:20
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Does it mean “like, similar?” [tick] You are correct. You figured out this pretty quickly. I thought most people would be tripped by the first and last of the morphemes. Yes, the word гликън is related to Biblical Gothic galeiks, Old Norse glíkr, Low German gliek, all from Proto-Germanic *galīkaz. ...
by Ælfwine
19 Sep 2019 05:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Does it mean “like, similar?” [tick] You are correct. You figured out this pretty quickly. I thought most people would be tripped by the first and last of the morphemes. Yes, the word гликън is related to Biblical Gothic galeiks, Old Norse glíkr, Low German gliek, all from Proto-Germanic *galīkaz. ...
by Ælfwine
19 Sep 2019 04:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
19 Sep 2019 03:31
Is it an adjective?
[tick]
by Ælfwine
19 Sep 2019 01:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
18 Sep 2019 17:42
Assuming it has one, did the Proto-Germanic ancestor of the initial morpheme begin with a consonant cluster?
[cross]
spanick wrote:
18 Sep 2019 17:47
Did the word begin with ga- in Proto-Germanic?
[tick]
by Ælfwine
18 Sep 2019 07:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2101
Views: 301468

Re: Yay or Nay?

i have two questions: 1) does the schwa occur only word-finally? If it occurs elsewhere, would you also delete it there? 2) Does this language allophonically palatalize all vowels before /i/? Ive heard it said that that's how Romanian got the way it did, but it may not be necessary to do this if yo...
by Ælfwine
18 Sep 2019 02:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2101
Views: 301468

Re: Yay or Nay?

Is it possible that: ɵ > o next to velars or labials (uvulars, retroflexes will have already forced /ɵ/ to back to /o/) ɵ > ø > e otherwise. a: > æ: ɑ > ɒ a a: ɒ: appear from later sound changes. I'll answer this. Most of these changes seem "reasonable" to me, as vowels can literally do almost anyt...
by Ælfwine
17 Sep 2019 19:18
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
17 Sep 2019 18:56
Is the word composed of more than one morpheme?
Correcto-mungo
by Ælfwine
17 Sep 2019 18:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
17 Sep 2019 18:42
Is it a verb?
Nope!
by Ælfwine
17 Sep 2019 18:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Thank you, Corph.

The word is гликън [ˈɣliː.kən].
by Ælfwine
15 Sep 2019 23:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1018181

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I figured out a solution to my long running dilemma on how to notate schwa in crimean gothic. Schwa will be written using the "big" yer ъ (gothic: микъл єр). This has precedent in Bulgarian and OCS. The exception is when a /j/ precedes it, then that combination is written using the "small" yer ь. Th...
by Ælfwine
03 Sep 2019 06:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

qwed117 wrote:
03 Sep 2019 06:23
is the glass thing amber? if so is it electricity?
Bingo! Yes, it is electricity. Similar to Icelandic rafmagn, I calqued it from Greek.

Your turn qwed.
by Ælfwine
03 Sep 2019 06:20
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Colder! It's not a metal or physical material of the sort. Try figuring out the relationship between the 2 morphemes. There are analogs in other languages.
by Ælfwine
03 Sep 2019 00:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
02 Sep 2019 22:41
Does it refer to some kind of material?
Yes
by Ælfwine
02 Sep 2019 22:37
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
02 Sep 2019 21:24
Hmm… is it literally referring to the strength of glass?
Nothing to do with glass , no.
by Ælfwine
02 Sep 2019 20:38
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
02 Sep 2019 19:43
Does the word refer to a “paper tiger”-type situation, a projection of strength without much to back it up?
It's nothing abstract like that.
by Ælfwine
02 Sep 2019 19:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is глас- related to a word attested in Biblical Gothic beginning with a consonant cluster, if it's related to a word attested in Biblical Gothic at all? It's not attested in Biblical Gothic, no. Edit: it seems that I might have made a mistake. I expect this word to be глисматс /ˈɣliːsˌmats/. Hopefu...
by Ælfwine
02 Sep 2019 03:21
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is глас- related to a word attested in Biblical Gothic beginning with a consonant cluster, if it's related to a word attested in Biblical Gothic at all? It's not attested in Biblical Gothic, no. Edit: it seems that I might have made a mistake. I expect this word to be глисматс /ˈɣliːsˌmats/. Hopefu...
by Ælfwine
30 Aug 2019 19:53
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
29 Aug 2019 20:42
Is -матс related to Biblical Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌷𐍄𐍃?
Correct.
by Ælfwine
29 Aug 2019 06:49
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
28 Aug 2019 13:57
Are the second and third morphemes “food” and “nominative singular”respectively?
Food [cross]

Nominative Singular [tick]
by Ælfwine
28 Aug 2019 05:11
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262386

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
28 Aug 2019 01:00
Are the morphemes divided глас-мат-с?
Yep