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by Herra Ratatoskr
29 Jul 2018 07:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 29
Views: 2373

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

Should be posting an update soon. I've got the consonants worked out, now I'm trying to figure out how to get the vowels documented. I'm almost there (I think). "v. 0.0.1" Woah, I've been caught in a time-eddy and transported back to 2005! v. 0.0.1 of this grammar sketch. The language itself is prob...
by Herra Ratatoskr
21 Jul 2018 00:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 29
Views: 2373

West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

This is the first part of a sketch of the standard contemporary form of West Saxon (natively <Wessaxisc> /wɛs.ˈæks.ɪʃ/), the conlang spoken in my alt-history version of the Kingdom of Wessex which retained independence from (Norman) England until the late 1600s, and then regained it in the early 20t...
by Herra Ratatoskr
20 Jul 2018 18:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 389
Views: 199563

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Thanks!
by Herra Ratatoskr
19 Jul 2018 20:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 389
Views: 199563

Re: Introduction thread(s)

As I've been posting here for a bit, I figured I'd stop in here and say hi. I'm Herra Ratatoskr, and if you were active on the ZBB a few years back you may have seen me pop up every now and then (usually posting in threads about a posteriori languages, Germanic languages, or my own stuff). My main t...
by Herra Ratatoskr
15 Jul 2018 14:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2018
Views: 252970

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is it related to or derived from PG *izweraz?
by Herra Ratatoskr
14 Jul 2018 22:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nortsääenglisch
Replies: 33
Views: 9739

Re: Nortsääenglisch

I'm assuming the original /ø:/ from i-umlaut of /o:/ and rounding of /e:/ by a preceding /w/ follow the same development to /y:/ as /ø:/ from /e:o/?
by Herra Ratatoskr
11 Jul 2018 23:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2018
Views: 252970

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Was PG stress on the ancestor of the /bə́/ syllable?
by Herra Ratatoskr
11 Jul 2018 22:16
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2018
Views: 252970

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is it from OE fælsian and does it mean something like to cleanse ? Yes and yes, good job! If you're curious, the phonetic evolution is (showing 1-3 minor changes per step): fæːlzian > fɛːɫziən > vɛːɫziə > vɛwzjə > vøzjə > vøʒə > vøʒ and while "to cleanse" is still a possible use for it, it's more c...
by Herra Ratatoskr
11 Jul 2018 18:19
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2018
Views: 252970

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
11 Jul 2018 17:33
Does the root vowel descend from a monophthong in OE?
Partially. The root vowel of the OE stem was a monophthong.
spanick wrote:
11 Jul 2018 17:33
Is the <s> descended from OE <s>?
Yes.
by Herra Ratatoskr
11 Jul 2018 15:23
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2018
Views: 252970

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

yes to both.
by Herra Ratatoskr
11 Jul 2018 15:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2018
Views: 252970

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
11 Jul 2018 05:39
Is it a strong verb?
Nope, it's a weak verb.
Creyeditor wrote: Does it mean 'to wash'?
You're actually damn close, but its meaning is a bit more specific than that (it's completely unrelated to the general word for "wash" - wasce from OE wascan - however)
by Herra Ratatoskr
11 Jul 2018 04:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2018
Views: 252970

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
11 Jul 2018 01:53
Herra Ratatoskr wrote:
11 Jul 2018 01:51
Nope
Verb?
Yep, it's a verb.
by Herra Ratatoskr
11 Jul 2018 01:23
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2018
Views: 252970

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Cool. Here's a word in (current) West Saxon:
veusje
/vøʒ/
by Herra Ratatoskr
11 Jul 2018 01:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nortsääenglisch
Replies: 33
Views: 9739

Re: Nortsääenglisch

Hey, one thing I noticed looking at your sound changes a little closer, where does long /ø/ come from? Judging by your vocab I'd imagine it's from Old English /e:o/d, but your sound changes have that moving onto /y:/, along with /ø:/ from earlier /o:/
by Herra Ratatoskr
11 Jul 2018 00:57
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2018
Views: 252970

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
11 Jul 2018 00:23
Herra Ratatoskr wrote:
11 Jul 2018 00:20
Is it "airplane"?
I knew this would be an easy one! Well done.
I think having a language of my own that would be pretty closely related to yours gave me a bit of an edge :mrgreen:

So, now I put up a word of my own, I take it?
by Herra Ratatoskr
11 Jul 2018 00:20
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2018
Views: 252970

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is it "airplane"?