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by Herra Ratatoskr
14 Jul 2019 04:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 48
Views: 2129

Re: Goþesch Razde

Neat. Do the cognates of eleven and twelve still exist in any sense in the language, like if say twelve became "a dozen", or something like that? Maybe with some semantic drift over the centuries?
by Herra Ratatoskr
16 Jun 2019 18:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2014
Views: 249612

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

No, but you're definitely headed in the right direction. I imagine that you've got the "sleje" part right, but the the "bifje" part narrowed its meaning some (in a general way compare how specific English "starve" is versus German "sterben").
by Herra Ratatoskr
16 Jun 2019 16:17
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2014
Views: 249612

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Yep, now you have to put the two together and figure out the semantic drift.
by Herra Ratatoskr
16 May 2019 18:36
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2014
Views: 249612

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

If you're being VERY generous with the term "aggression", it probably could, but it probably wouldn't be how most people would think of it.
by Herra Ratatoskr
16 May 2019 15:23
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2014
Views: 249612

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

No, it didn't have the same meaning in Old English. It's less physically violent. Also, I kind of messed up answering the question you asked about being related to slay. It's a descendent of sleġe , which meant "hit, blow", and is ultimately a derivative of the same root as "slay", but not directly ...
by Herra Ratatoskr
07 May 2019 19:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2014
Views: 249612

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

It's cognate with slay, but it has undergone some semantic drift in this case.
by Herra Ratatoskr
07 May 2019 18:24
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2014
Views: 249612

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Yes.

Also, I noticed I goofed up the pronunciation IPA (the "i" in bifje should have been short). The correct pronunciation is /ˈbɪv.i.ˌzɫɛj/, and I've updated the original post with the correct pronunciation.
by Herra Ratatoskr
07 May 2019 01:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1724
Views: 266544

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Regarding Missouri, though, I don't know if anyone actually says "Missoura", but whether or not they do, it's certainly not standard/common in most of the country. I hear both /mɪ.ˈzu.ɹi/ and /mə.ˈzʌ.ɹə/, and it seems to be a town/rural distinction, at least in my part of Missouri. I also sometimes...
by Herra Ratatoskr
06 May 2019 22:28
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2014
Views: 249612

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Nope, only two
by Herra Ratatoskr
05 May 2019 17:27
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2014
Views: 249612

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Language: West Saxon
Word: bifjesleje
Pronunciation: /ˈbɪv.i.ˌzɫɛj/
by Herra Ratatoskr
05 May 2019 03:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2014
Views: 249612

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Does it mean something like "to talk" or "to tell"?
by Herra Ratatoskr
30 Apr 2019 04:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 382
Views: 65328

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

138: B
139: B
140: A
by Herra Ratatoskr
28 Apr 2019 00:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 29
Views: 2243

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

Yeah, the definite/specific article thing was a bunch of trouble for me for a while. I came up with it on the fly when I saw that Old English didn't have a proper indefinite article, and thought that going off of the typical system might make the language a bit more interesting. But then, after doin...