Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 13 Oct 2018 00:56

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13 Oct 2018 00:53
So the English cognate has the form /Vt/?
As a more or less stand alone form, yes. But in general this would not be the most common use of the word.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 13 Oct 2018 01:03

When the English cognate appears in compound words, is it always unstressed?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 13 Oct 2018 01:11

GrandPiano wrote:
13 Oct 2018 01:03
When the English cognate appears in compound words, is it always unstressed?
No

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 13 Oct 2018 01:45

Is "ei" a noun?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 13 Oct 2018 02:08

GrandPiano wrote:
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Is "ei" a noun?
Yes

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 13 Oct 2018 02:16

Is “öid” also a noun?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 13 Oct 2018 02:41

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13 Oct 2018 02:16
Is “öid” also a noun?
Yes

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 13 Oct 2018 03:06

Is the common combined form of the English cognate of "ei" the same as the /Vt/ form but without the /t/?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 13 Oct 2018 03:16

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Is the common combined form of the English cognate of "ei" the same as the /Vt/ form but without the /t/?
No, not orthographically and not phonetically.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 13 Oct 2018 03:50

Is the vowel different?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 13 Oct 2018 04:17

GrandPiano wrote:
13 Oct 2018 03:50
Is the vowel different?
Yes.

I really don't think tracking down the Modern English cognate is going to be very effective in finding either of these words. Just an FYI.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 13 Oct 2018 04:59

...And I now see you specifically said Old English, not just English.

Did the Old English cognate of "ei" have the form /Vt/?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 13 Oct 2018 13:43

GrandPiano wrote:
13 Oct 2018 04:59
...And I now see you specifically said Old English, not just English.

Did the Old English cognate of "ei" have the form /Vt/?
No

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 13 Oct 2018 14:32

/VtV/?
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:esp: - A2
:jpn: - A2

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 13 Oct 2018 16:17

GrandPiano wrote:
13 Oct 2018 14:32
/VtV/?
Nope. By way of a hint, I'd say that the fact that it looks like it could be cognate to both egg and day says a lot about its syllable shape in Old English.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 13 Oct 2018 17:35

Did it have a <g> /j/ in Old English?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 13 Oct 2018 18:30

GrandPiano wrote:
13 Oct 2018 17:35
Did it have a <g> /j/ in Old English?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 13 Oct 2018 19:44

Was it /Vjt/ in Old English?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 13 Oct 2018 20:48

GrandPiano wrote:
13 Oct 2018 19:44
Was it /Vjt/ in Old English?
No. Just a reminder that I said that in modern English this word only survives in composed forms. That /t/ is a modern English reflex of an Old English morpheme that was added to the word. That additional morpheme is not part of this word.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 13 Oct 2018 21:24

So just /Vj/ in Old English?
:eng: - Native
:chn: - B2
:esp: - A2
:jpn: - A2

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