Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 15 Oct 2018 22:40

Is it something made of water?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 15 Oct 2018 22:42

GrandPiano wrote:
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Is it something made of water?
Nope. But I'll say that it is man-made.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 15 Oct 2018 23:10

Is it made of natural materials?
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Post by spanick » 15 Oct 2018 23:11

GrandPiano wrote:
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Is it made of natural materials?
Material can vary but most generally, they're made of large blocks of granite.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 15 Oct 2018 23:27

Is it a type of dam or something similar?

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Post by spanick » 15 Oct 2018 23:32

shimobaatar wrote:
15 Oct 2018 23:27
Is it a type of dam or something similar?
On the right track. It is used to control water (waves) in some way.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 16 Oct 2018 03:23

Is it something that would be built in the water? (as opposed to on the shore)
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 16 Oct 2018 03:28

GrandPiano wrote:
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Is it something that would be built in the water? (as opposed to on the shore)
Yes

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 16 Oct 2018 04:37

Is it something that’s in common use today?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 16 Oct 2018 16:07

GrandPiano wrote:
16 Oct 2018 04:37
Is it something that’s in common use today?
Yeah.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 17 Oct 2018 13:56

Given that there have been no further guesses and a day has nearly elapsed, I'm willing to concede the victory to GrandPiano since he found out the literal meaning and give the meaning of the word if there are no further guesses.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 17 Oct 2018 16:08

spanick wrote:
17 Oct 2018 13:56
Given that there have been no further guesses and a day has nearly elapsed, I'm willing to concede the victory to GrandPiano since he found out the literal meaning and give the meaning of the word if there are no further guesses.
No objections here. I have a very vague idea of what it might be, but I don't know how to say it in English (or any language, for that matter), and GrandPiano's done most of the guessing, so I have no problem with ending the round now.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 17 Oct 2018 16:41

shimobaatar wrote:
17 Oct 2018 16:08
spanick wrote:
17 Oct 2018 13:56
Given that there have been no further guesses and a day has nearly elapsed, I'm willing to concede the victory to GrandPiano since he found out the literal meaning and give the meaning of the word if there are no further guesses.
No objections here. I have a very vague idea of what it might be, but I don't know how to say it in English (or any language, for that matter), and GrandPiano's done most of the guessing, so I have no problem with ending the round now.
Sounds good. The word in English is "breakwater".

GrandPiano, it's your turn.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 18 Oct 2018 04:07

Ah, I was thinking of something along those lines, but like Shimo, I didn’t know the word for it.

Now I need to make up a word in a Germanic lang... I might need a day or two, since this week is pretty busy for me, and I don’t have much experiences with Germanic languages. On the other hand, if Shimo wants to do a word, I’d be fine with giving the turn to him.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 03 Nov 2018 02:25

Would you still like to go, GrandPiano? If so, I don't mean to rush you.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 03 Nov 2018 03:05

Whoops, I completely forgot about this... Yeah, I think I’d still like to give this a go. Just give me a day or so to think of something.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 03 Nov 2018 04:10

GrandPiano wrote:
03 Nov 2018 03:05
Whoops, I completely forgot about this... Yeah, I think I’d still like to give this a go. Just give me a day or so to think of something.
No problem!

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 05 Nov 2018 04:36

Alright, here's a new word:

vorbu
[ˈvorbu]
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 05 Nov 2018 05:06

Is it a noun?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » 05 Nov 2018 05:18

shimobaatar wrote:
05 Nov 2018 05:06
Is it a noun?
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:eng: - Native
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