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by Herra Ratatoskr
16 Jun 2019 17:17
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289065

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 19:36
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289065

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 16:23
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289065

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 20:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289065

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 19:24
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289065

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
06 May 2019 23:28
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289065

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Nope, only two
by Herra Ratatoskr
05 May 2019 18:27
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289065

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Language: West Saxon
Word: bifjesleje
Pronunciation: /ˈbɪv.i.ˌzɫɛj/
by Herra Ratatoskr
05 May 2019 04:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289065

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Does it mean something like "to talk" or "to tell"?
by Herra Ratatoskr
30 Apr 2019 05:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 522
Views: 103569

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

138: B
139: B
140: A
by Herra Ratatoskr
28 Apr 2019 01:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3271

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...
by Herra Ratatoskr
27 Apr 2019 02:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3271

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

And now, sketchy determiners! DETERMINERS Definite Article +-----+-------+--------+-------+------+ | | MASC | FEM | NEUT | PLUR | +-----+-------+--------+-------+------+ | COM | de | djo | det | do | +-----+-------+--------+-------+------+ | OBL | de(n) | di/der | det | do | +-----+-------+--------+...
by Herra Ratatoskr
25 Apr 2019 23:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3271

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

Hey, have some sketchy info on West Saxon adjectives ADJECTIVES In standard Contemporary West Saxon adjectives show a distinction between a strong inflection, a weak inflection (both of which are used with attributive adjectives and are inherited from Proto-Germanic) and a predicative form that is u...
by Herra Ratatoskr
25 Apr 2019 18:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3271

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

I really like Sal's suggestions too. I think I'll go with the animates use their possessive and inanimates use of-periphrasis, and I'll incorporate breaking with pronominal objects (for animates at least, inanimates will have a "thereof" form that will go outside the verb phrase. I actually don't kn...