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by spanick
23 Sep 2019 01:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5687
Views: 1334364

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

Thank you, everyone, for the responses. They’re very helpful! Not only is it good to know where these cases come from if I decide to go these route, but it’s also nice to know that it’s ok for case markings to simply already exist in the Proto language. This question has somewhat slowed the developm...
by spanick
23 Sep 2019 01:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5687
Views: 1334364

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

Thank you, everyone, for the responses. They’re very helpful! Not only is it good to know where these cases come from if I decide to go these route, but it’s also nice to know that it’s ok for case markings to simply already exist in the Proto language. This question has somewhat slowed the developm...
by spanick
22 Sep 2019 17:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5687
Views: 1334364

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

When starting with a proto language, how do you typically go about developing case marking? Most cases seem pretty intuitive to me when derived from prepositions but there’s a few I’m not sure about, specifically Nominative, Accusative, Ergative, and Absolutive. To be clear, I know that I may not ne...
by spanick
20 Sep 2019 18:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 744

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

Guess who showed up in r/badlinguistics?
by spanick
19 Sep 2019 07:21
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262869

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Ælfwine wrote:
19 Sep 2019 07:20
That looks positively Greek! Could it be a noun?
[tick]
by spanick
19 Sep 2019 05:35
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262869

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 spanick
19 Sep 2019 05:01
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262869

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Does it mean “like, similar?”
by spanick
19 Sep 2019 03:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262869

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is it an adjective?
by spanick
18 Sep 2019 17:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262869

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Did the word begin with ga- in Proto-Germanic?
by spanick
17 Sep 2019 18:56
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262869

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is the word composed of more than one morpheme?
by spanick
06 Sep 2019 19:04
Forum: Translations
Topic: Meditations 2:17
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Meditations 2:17

Weddisch Au dingen of det lykham floues elso aan stream, au dingen of det móed sinn dremen ann beswykene; det lyf is orley ann aan besiik in aan vrenn lann; det aanli leasten lys is vorgettehaad. - Medetatien 2:17, Markus Aurelius I had fun making the vocab for this one. Au dingen of det lykham flo...
by spanick
05 Sep 2019 22:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: From the journal
Replies: 16
Views: 7536

Re: From the journal

Weddisch Leaf Vrúenn, Never haw ik dis deybóek tó eni man teatche. Efter mi beslipen, móte au men him rede. Mid vrúndlihaad, gew dis bóek tó det bóekhuus! Bide, awys him det hi ley dis deybóek mid det sunderkolleksien of det bóekhuus, det hat mi schorttalle, lúed, written ann byk. Mid luw vor au me...
by spanick
04 Sep 2019 07:05
Forum: Translations
Topic: Baikal
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Baikal

Weddisch Setted in Eastsiberie, Loch Baikal is det dúpest vreschwatterloch of det orld. Eak hat it det gretest inhaad. /zɛtəd ɪn ɛːstziːbɛriə lɔx baɪkal ɪs dɛt dyːpəst vrɛʃvatəɾlɔx ɔf dɛt ɔɾld | ɛːk hat ɪt dɛt gɾɛːtəst ɪnhaːd/ set-PP in east+Siberia lake Baikal be.3S DEF.N deep-SPR fresh+water+lake...
by spanick
03 Sep 2019 19:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262869

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is the morpheme boundary in ybbæng, y-bbæng or yb-bæng?
by spanick
03 Sep 2019 19:11
Forum: Translations
Topic: time and circumstance
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: time and circumstance

Nortseaenglis Ik óm wet det tyd ann det úmstandnes mi makked hawes. /ɪk œm wɛt dɛt tɛɪd anː dɛt ʏmstandnɛs miː makəd havəs/ 1S.SBJ be.1S REL DEF.N time and DEF.N circumstance 1S.OBL make-PP have-3P "I am what time and circumstance have made me." Nothing special although it does illustrate an orthog...
by spanick
28 Aug 2019 13:57
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262869

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Are the second and third morphemes “food” and “nominative singular” respectively?
by spanick
28 Aug 2019 01:00
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262869

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Are the morphemes divided глас-мат-с?
by spanick
27 Aug 2019 05:29
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262869

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Ælfwine wrote:
27 Aug 2019 04:21
Mkay.

Crimean Gothic гласматс /ˈɣlasˌmats/
Is it a noun composed of at least two, possibly three morphemes?
by spanick
26 Aug 2019 23:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262869

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Looking at it again, the state of which someone has low self-worth or self-esteem? That's right! wórdleasnes "worthlessness, inferiority" can be used a few contexts semantically that it wouldn't be used in Modern English like (sólf)wórdleasnes komplex "inferiority complex" or auwórdleasnes "total d...
by spanick
26 Aug 2019 19:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2114
Views: 262869

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Ælfwine wrote:
26 Aug 2019 18:34
spanick wrote:
26 Aug 2019 14:11
Ælfwine wrote:
26 Aug 2019 05:09
Self-worth-less-ness?
That is the literal morpheme by morpheme meaning, yes.

Although I’m hoping it’s actual translation can still be guessed.
Shot in the dark: unworthiness
That's the gist of it, yes. But it has a semantically narrower meaning.