Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 30 Dec 2018 20:49

shimobaatar wrote:
30 Dec 2018 20:43
spanick wrote:
30 Dec 2018 20:38
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30 Dec 2018 20:29
"pride (in oneself)"?
No. This I think is a hard one to nail down semantically. It's a calque of Dutch and German and persons less to people than objects.

Although, I'm willing to give it to you for self-worth because it could be used that way by analogy.
Haha, now I'm resisting the urge to give in and just try looking up "Eigenwert" or whatever it would be.

Does it have to do with the price of an object being sold?
Ha! It would be Eigenwert. It does have to do with price, at least in the way it's used in Nortsääenglisch.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 30 Dec 2018 20:54

spanick wrote:
30 Dec 2018 20:49
shimobaatar wrote:
30 Dec 2018 20:43
spanick wrote:
30 Dec 2018 20:38
shimobaatar wrote:
30 Dec 2018 20:29
"pride (in oneself)"?
No. This I think is a hard one to nail down semantically. It's a calque of Dutch and German and persons less to people than objects.

Although, I'm willing to give it to you for self-worth because it could be used that way by analogy.
Haha, now I'm resisting the urge to give in and just try looking up "Eigenwert" or whatever it would be.

Does it have to do with the price of an object being sold?
Ha! It would be Eigenwert. It does have to do with price, at least in the way it's used in Nortsääenglisch.
Hmm, "own-worth"… I'm not sure if I know how to phrase this in English, but is it the actual/real/original price of something, even if it might end up being sold for less or more depending on how the transaction goes?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 30 Dec 2018 20:57

shimobaatar wrote:
30 Dec 2018 20:54
Hmm, "own-worth"… I'm not sure if I know how to phrase this in English, but is it the actual/real/original price of something, even if it might end up being sold for less or more depending on how the transaction goes?
Yes! I use intrinsic value or real value .

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 31 Dec 2018 03:10

Oh, cool! Nice one. I'll try to have the next word soon.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 31 Dec 2018 14:47

Language: Modern South Germanic
Word: Enctejjègvë
IPA: [ˈʔẽŋktejˌjɛgʷə]

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 31 Dec 2018 14:50

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Language: Modern South Germanic
Word: Enctejjègvë
IPA: [ˈʔẽŋktejˌjɛgʷə]
Is it a noun?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 31 Dec 2018 14:56

spanick wrote:
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shimobaatar wrote:
31 Dec 2018 14:47
Language: Modern South Germanic
Word: Enctejjègvë
IPA: [ˈʔẽŋktejˌjɛgʷə]
Is it a noun?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 31 Dec 2018 14:58

Is it a compound?

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Post by shimobaatar » 31 Dec 2018 15:00

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Is it a compound?
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Post by spanick » 31 Dec 2018 15:19

Is it a compound of two nouns?

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Post by shimobaatar » 31 Dec 2018 15:24

As far as I can tell, the first element was only found as an adjective in Proto-Germanic, but the second one is a noun.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 31 Dec 2018 17:27

Is the split Enctej-jègvë

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Post by shimobaatar » 31 Dec 2018 17:39

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Is the split Enctej-jègvë
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 31 Dec 2018 17:52

Did the adjective begin with *e in PG?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Did the adjective begin with *e in PG?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 31 Dec 2018 18:05

*ai?

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Post by shimobaatar » 31 Dec 2018 18:23

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*ai?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 31 Dec 2018 18:32

Is it from *ainanahtijaz?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 31 Dec 2018 18:44

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

Post by spanick » 31 Dec 2018 18:58

Hmm...interesting! Did the noun begin with *j?

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