Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 11 Jul 2018 14:18

Did it begin with an initial/f/?

Was it a class two weak verb?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Herra Ratatoskr » 11 Jul 2018 14:23

yes to both.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 11 Jul 2018 16:03

Does it come from fysian "to drive out"?

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Post by Herra Ratatoskr » 11 Jul 2018 16:26

Nope.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 11 Jul 2018 16:33

Does the root vowel descend from a monophthong in OE?

Is the <s> descended from OE <s>?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Herra Ratatoskr » 11 Jul 2018 17:19

spanick wrote:
11 Jul 2018 16:33
Does the root vowel descend from a monophthong in OE?
Partially. The root vowel of the OE stem was a monophthong.
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Is the <s> descended from OE <s>?
Yes.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 11 Jul 2018 21:08

Is it from OE fælsian and does it mean something like to cleanse?
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Post by Herra Ratatoskr » 11 Jul 2018 21:16

Creyeditor wrote:
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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 commonly used today to mean "to sanitize" or "to disinfect".

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 11 Jul 2018 21:28

So the /l/ caused vowel rounding? That's very interesting [:)]

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mbə́dán/
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 11 Jul 2018 22:01

Is it a verb?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 11 Jul 2018 22:07

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is it a verb?
[tick]
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 11 Jul 2018 22:15

Does it mean "to serve"?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 11 Jul 2018 22:18

spanick wrote:
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Does it mean "to serve"?
No. [cross]

to serve is /mbâtìjàn/
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Herra Ratatoskr » 11 Jul 2018 22:45

Was PG stress on the ancestor of the /bə́/ syllable?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 11 Jul 2018 22:49

Was /d/ voiced in Proto-Germanic?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 11 Jul 2018 22:51

Herra Ratatoskr wrote:
11 Jul 2018 22:45
Was PG stress on the ancestor of the /bə́/ syllable?
Yes [tick]
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Was /d/ voiced in Proto-Germanic?
Yes [tick]
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 11 Jul 2018 22:56

Creyeditor wrote:
11 Jul 2018 22:51
shimobaatar wrote:
11 Jul 2018 22:49
Was /d/ voiced in Proto-Germanic?
Yes [tick]
Was it *d?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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shimobaatar wrote:
11 Jul 2018 22:56
Creyeditor wrote:
11 Jul 2018 22:51
shimobaatar wrote:
11 Jul 2018 22:49
Was /d/ voiced in Proto-Germanic?
Yes [tick]
Was it *d?
Yes [tick]
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 11 Jul 2018 23:17

Does /ᵐb/ derive from *mb?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 11 Jul 2018 23:19

shimobaatar wrote:
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Does /ᵐb/ derive from *mb?
Ultimately not, no [cross]
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