Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 12 Nov 2018 19:53

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*e?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 12 Nov 2018 19:55

Jeez… *ē, then?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 12 Nov 2018 19:58

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Jeez… *ē, then?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 13 Nov 2018 00:09

Is it from *mērijaną?

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Is it from *mērijaną?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 13 Nov 2018 00:14

Is it a descendant of Biblical Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐌻𐌰𐌼𐌴𐍂𐌾𐌰𐌽 wailamērjan? If so, has the meaning changed from "to evangelize, to preach"?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 13 Nov 2018 00:15

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is it a descendant of Biblical Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐌻𐌰𐌼𐌴𐍂𐌾𐌰𐌽 wailamērjan? If so, has the meaning changed from "to evangelize, to preach"?
You got it

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 13 Nov 2018 14:40

Oh, cool. Great word, by the way!

I have a big assignment due tonight, so I'll try to have a new word ready on Wednesday or Thursday. Sorry for the delay.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 14 Nov 2018 14:02

Language: Modern Königsberg Northeast Germanic
Word: áiðíls
IPA: /ˈɔːɪ̯jaɪ̯ls/

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 14 Nov 2018 17:24

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Language: Modern Königsberg Northeast Germanic
Word: áiðíls
IPA: /ˈɔːɪ̯jaɪ̯ls/
So, I gotta ask even though I'm sure it's wrong...does this have any relation to *aþalaz?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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spanick wrote:
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So, I gotta ask even though I'm sure it's wrong...
Haha, I can't tell you how many times I've thought that exact thing.
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does this have any relation to *aþalaz?
I'm afraid not.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 14 Nov 2018 17:59

Does <ð> descend from *þ or *d?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 14 Nov 2018 19:41

spanick wrote:
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Does <ð> descend from *þ or *d?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 14 Nov 2018 19:42

Does <ái> descend from *ai?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 14 Nov 2018 22:46

spanick wrote:
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Does <ái> descend from *ai?
Partially.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 15 Nov 2018 19:16

shimobaatar wrote:
14 Nov 2018 22:46
spanick wrote:
14 Nov 2018 19:42
Does <ái> descend from *ai?
Partially.
To clarify, the Proto-Germanic word did have *ai, but the default reflex, so to speak, of *ai in this language is <ai> /ɛːɪ̯/, not <ái> /ɔːɪ̯/, so there's something else going on.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 15 Nov 2018 20:19

shimobaatar wrote:
15 Nov 2018 19:16
shimobaatar wrote:
14 Nov 2018 22:46
spanick wrote:
14 Nov 2018 19:42
Does <ái> descend from *ai?
Partially.
To clarify, the Proto-Germanic word did have *ai, but the default reflex, so to speak, of *ai in this language is <ai> /ɛːɪ̯/, not <ái> /ɔːɪ̯/, so there's something else going on.
Does <í> derives from PG *ī?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 15 Nov 2018 20:43

The acute accent does represent historically long vowels, but there was no *ī in the Proto-Germanic word.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 15 Nov 2018 21:27

shimobaatar wrote:
15 Nov 2018 20:43
The acute accent does represent historically long vowels, but there was no *ī in the Proto-Germanic word.
Was there an *ij?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 15 Nov 2018 21:43

spanick wrote:
15 Nov 2018 21:27
shimobaatar wrote:
15 Nov 2018 20:43
The acute accent does represent historically long vowels, but there was no *ī in the Proto-Germanic word.
Was there an *ij?
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