I'd say that Nort should definitely be put forward as winner and come up with the next challenge.ixals wrote: ↑24 Apr 2018 22:31Now to declaring the winner, well, I'm actually on the fence. While vo1dwalk3r was the closest in the beginning, sangi worked out a lot of the groupings and sound changes, but then Nortaneous comes pretty much out of nowhere with a reconstructed *q which I was trying to get everyone to find out so badly! I would say it's between Nortaneous and sangi and if Nortaneous is up for it, I would propose that he could do the next challenge since he hasn't done one yet
Apart from the *s, his reconstruction seems closer than mine, especially regarding vowel length and the final *q. On top of that, he also took the time to reconstruct the second word (which was really only there as a hint if I remember correctly), and was almost spot on there (making the same mistake with *s, and having *ŋ in place of *q in the last syllable, but pretty much got everything else right).
I'd love to do something like this!Inkcube-Revolver wrote: ↑24 Apr 2018 18:51Y'know, it's pretty crazy how, despite the hectic lifestyles and long stretches of inactivity, users still keep returning to this thread, putting in their reconstructions through good and bad weather. In fact, I find it so admirable, I would like to set a day sometime in the summer where as many users as possible (that are interested, of course) are at work to reconstruct a protolang challenge all at once.
Now, I don't know if this is something that can be done here on CBB, or if we'd have to go elsewhere like Skype or Twitch or something, but I'd definitely want to do a live competition of sorts. It'd be all for sport, of course, and can be a nifty way for some of the users on this site to get to know each other and gain a sense of good ol' camaraderie.
There can even be teams pitted against each other that work together to reconstruct the protowords first. Not sure how it'd work, but if anyone's game, I'll be more than happy to figure it out.
You can PM me through CBB, or if there's enough people interested, I'll make a new thread dedicated to how we go about this.
Best regards, and good luck on finals to our collegefolk and high schoolers,
- Inkcube Revolver