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- 05 Nov 2018 22:48
- Forum: Translations
- Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
- Replies: 1955
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My first attempt: Proto-word: *ãpəkʰdoo Main island: *ãpəkʰdoo > *ãbikdo *ãbikdo > *ãbikd > *ãbikt > *ãbitt > *ə̃bitt *ə̃bitt > *əmitt > *əmett > əmets *ə̃bitt > ə̃βitt *ãbikdo > *ãbykdo > *ãbykd > *ãbygd > *ãbygg > *ãbỹgg > *ãmỹgg *ãmỹgg > *œ̃mỹgg > œ̃mỹgg *ãmỹgg > ãnỹgg Tiny island in the middle: ...
Since I'm out of guesses, I might as well ask if it's a translation of your username. [tick] It’s a calque of expressions used for “grand piano” in other Romance languages, e.g. Spanish “piano de cola” (you were close with your last guess, because I assume the “cola” refers to the tail-like part of...