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by spanick
18 Jan 2020 20:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 312

Re: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)

Cool, I like those constraints. I did receive some work that kept me busy most of yesterday, but started a sketch. What is it we actually send in -a grammar? Yeah, just share as much as you have. Phonology, grammar, examples, etc. All particularly geared towards demonstrating how you went about dea...
by spanick
17 Jan 2020 06:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 312

Re: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)

1200 PST? That's noon of Sunday the 19th in PST, right? So, I guess that's about 63 hours. Final time in various timezones: PST (Los Angeles): 12:00 p.m. (noon), Sunday 19 CST (Chicago, Dallas): 2:00 p.m., Sunday 19 EST (New York): 3:00 p.m., Sunday 19 GMT (London): 8:00 p.m., Sunday 19 CET (Berlin...
by spanick
17 Jan 2020 05:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 312

Re: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)

I want to participate, but might have to drop out if some unexpected work comes my way. Right on! There's of course no pressure. That's what's so fun about Speedlangs. * * * * * * I've updated the OP with the restraints for Speedlang IX. Have your submissions posted by 1200 PST. I hope you have fun...
by spanick
16 Jan 2020 06:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 288827

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

VaptuantaDoi wrote:
16 Jan 2020 06:47
spanick wrote:
16 Jan 2020 06:44
Weddisch
wúrd drúge
/vʏɾd dɾyːgə/
Does drúge derive from *drūgiz?
Nope.
by spanick
16 Jan 2020 06:44
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 288827

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Interesting! ydes here is actually probably closer to "demoness, succubus" than "witch, human woman with supernatural power", having shifted semantically in a similar way to óes in Weddisch, apparently! Nice! As a very coincidental anecdote: the day after I guess "witching hour" one of the high sch...
by spanick
16 Jan 2020 01:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 312

Re: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)

I love speedlangs so I'll participate if I can find the time. If I may make a suggestion: please try to go beyond phonology in the constraints. Some speedlangs focused too much on that, and I find ideas about syntax, pragmatics, and morphology a lot more inspiring than "your language has to have at...
by spanick
14 Jan 2020 06:17
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 288827

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Oh, witching hour. [tick] [tick] [tick] You're right. That shouldn't have been so hard. I was actually conceptually right there a while back, but I couldn't think of the word. Even my digging on wikipedia proved unsuccessful. Really great word! It was a fun and a tough nut to crack! In Weddisch, th...
by spanick
14 Jan 2020 05:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 312

Re: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)

Ser wrote:
14 Jan 2020 04:02
I'd like to participate, but I'll just warn you that I'm thinking of doing something weird and non-naturalistic (while following the constraints you specify, of course).
Sounds cool, should be interesting!
by spanick
13 Jan 2020 14:37
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 288827

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Oh, witching hour.
by spanick
13 Jan 2020 04:57
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 288827

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

...is it just "midnight"?
by spanick
13 Jan 2020 04:55
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 288827

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Hmm… what else can I say without simply saying what it is? It refers to a time/period of time/time of day, not really a holiday or type of event. Hmm, yeah...all these things are things I figured. I'm sorry this has been difficult. I didn't expect it to be. No need to be sorry! It's an interesting ...
by spanick
13 Jan 2020 03:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 288827

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Could we possibly get a hint?
by spanick
13 Jan 2020 00:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 312

Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)

The last speedlang event was all the way back in April 2018. I really enjoyed that, so I figured now is as good a time as any other for another speedlang. As a reminder, a speedlang is a conlang which is created within a predetermined amount of time and (at least as has become the custom here) which...
by spanick
02 Jan 2020 21:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 119
Views: 2913

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

I don’t mind waiting so that both rings are equal, so my vote is to stay as is.

That being said, I’m very eager to see how badly I ruined ring 1.
by spanick
31 Dec 2019 20:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5217

Re: Lexember 2019

Weddisch [/u] uuchten /uːxtn̩/ n.n. ‘(obsolescent) pre-dawn, around 0300; (Roman Catholic, absolete) Lauds; (Lutheran) Easter or Christmas Vigil’ The Roman Catholic usage is more historical than anything. The total number of Weddisch Catholics is less than 1,000 and modern Weddisch Catholics attend...
by spanick
30 Dec 2019 18:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5217

Re: Lexember 2019

Lexember 30

Weddisch

lof /lof/ n.n. ‘hymn’ (pl. lówe /lœv/)
Spoiler:
Traditional Weddisch hymns are, like many other Anabaptist/Mennonite hymns, sung a capella. The most famous and widely used lofbóek ‘hymnal’ is Kristen Lówe ‘Christian Hymns,’ dating from the early 17th century.
by spanick
29 Dec 2019 21:06
Forum: Translations
Topic: The twelve European zodiac signs
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: The twelve European zodiac signs

Weddisch zodiak /zoːdiːak/ n.n. 'zodiac' dúertrendel /dyːɾtɾɛndl̩/ n.n. 'zodiac' (zodiak)taken /(zoːdiːak)taːkn̩/n.n. '(zodiak) sign' Ramm /ramː/ c.n. 'Aries' Ver /vɛr/ c.n. 'Taurus' Twissen /tvɪzn̩/ c.n. 'Gemini' Kreb /kɾɛb/ n.n. 'Cancer' Liw /liʊ/ n.n. 'Lion' Veamm /vɛːmː/ c.n. 'Virgo' Weyen /vɛɪ...
by spanick
29 Dec 2019 15:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5217

Re: Lexember 2019

Lexember 29 Weddisch schop /ʒop/ c.n. ‘folk musician; bard, minstrel’ (pl. schops ) Only used to refer to musicians who play traditional Weddisch folk music. Thus a schop is someone who plays lúet ‘folk music’ rather than a regular musician, musiker who plays musik . A schop is the kid of musician w...
by spanick
27 Dec 2019 22:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 288827

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
27 Dec 2019 22:32
spanick wrote:
27 Dec 2019 16:16
Does it mean something like a black mass?
[cross] You're not too far off, though.
Hmm...maybe a seance or a Witch's Sabbath?
by spanick
27 Dec 2019 22:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nortsääenglisch
Replies: 38
Views: 10516

Re: Nortsääenglisch

Is there any Frisian influence on the magenta dialects as well as Dutch? Yes, all the "warm" dialects (magenta, red, orange) show Frisian influence but on a continuum with Orange having the least and Magenta having the most. Currently, though, I'm working on the Heligoland dialect, which is the mos...