Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 17 Nov 2018 17:22

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Ah....does it come from a declined form of *aigin? Maybe genitive or plural?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 17 Nov 2018 20:13

Does the <í> derive from a PG diphthong or a short vowel that has lengthened?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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spanick wrote:
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Does the <í> derive from a PG diphthong or a short vowel that has lengthened?
A short vowel.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 17 Nov 2018 20:17

shimobaatar wrote:
17 Nov 2018 20:17
spanick wrote:
17 Nov 2018 20:13
Does the <í> derive from a PG diphthong or a short vowel that has lengthened?
A short vowel.
Was that short vowel *i?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 17 Nov 2018 20:18

spanick wrote:
17 Nov 2018 20:17
shimobaatar wrote:
17 Nov 2018 20:17
spanick wrote:
17 Nov 2018 20:13
Does the <í> derive from a PG diphthong or a short vowel that has lengthened?
A short vowel.
Was that short vowel *i?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 17 Nov 2018 20:22

Barbed hedgehog? Which could just be an alternative name for a hedgehog or could mean porcupine, I'm guessing.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 17 Nov 2018 20:32

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Barbed hedgehog? Which could just be an alternative name for a hedgehog or could mean porcupine, I'm guessing.
I'm tempted to give it to you, since the literal translation I had in mind was "spiny hedgehog" (not to imply hedgehogs don't have their own spines to begin with), and it does refer to an animal that resembles a hedgehog, at least superficially (although not a porcupine).

However, I want to see if you can guess the particular animal, or type of animal, I had in mind. As a hint, this word would have been coined within the past few centuries.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 18 Nov 2018 02:15

shimobaatar wrote:
17 Nov 2018 20:32
spanick wrote:
17 Nov 2018 20:22
Barbed hedgehog? Which could just be an alternative name for a hedgehog or could mean porcupine, I'm guessing.
I'm tempted to give it to you, since the literal translation I had in mind was "spiny hedgehog" (not to imply hedgehogs don't have their own spines to begin with), and it does refer to an animal that resembles a hedgehog, at least superficially (although not a porcupine).

However, I want to see if you can guess the particular animal, or type of animal, I had in mind. As a hint, this word would have been coined within the past few centuries.
So, I'm guessing that means it's a new world animal. I had to do some searching but I'm gonna guessing it means echidna?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 18 Nov 2018 02:20

spanick wrote:
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So, I'm guessing that means it's a new world animal. I had to do some searching but I'm gonna guessing it means echidna?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 18 Nov 2018 02:55

shimobaatar wrote:
18 Nov 2018 02:20
spanick wrote:
18 Nov 2018 02:15
So, I'm guessing that means it's a new world animal. I had to do some searching but I'm gonna guessing it means echidna?
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Great word. Give me a day to come up with something.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 19 Nov 2018 17:32

Gotski
абскацан
/abskat͡san/
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 19 Nov 2018 19:12

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Gotski
абскачан
/abskat͡ʃan/
Oh, I like the sound of that. My first instinct is that it sounds like a demonym, "Abskachan" or something.

Is it a verb?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 19 Nov 2018 19:29

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Gotski
абскачан
/abskat͡ʃan/
Is it a verb?
Yes

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 19 Nov 2018 23:04

Is there a prefix?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 19 Nov 2018 23:05

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Is there a prefix?
Yes (and it’s a proper prefix this time haha)

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 19 Nov 2018 23:10

Haha, is it <аб->?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 19 Nov 2018 23:10

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Haha, is it <аб->?
Yes

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 19 Nov 2018 23:22

Does it carry the connotation of "away (from)"?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 19 Nov 2018 23:22

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Does it carry the connotation of "away (from)"?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 19 Nov 2018 23:24

Did the root begin with *sk- in Proto-Germanic?

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