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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 13 Jan 2019 04:19
by spanick
ixals wrote:
12 Jan 2019 16:58
From *mēþiz?
No.

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 16 Jan 2019 17:24
by spanick
Hints:
Final <z> was neither originally final, nor *z.
<o> was not present in PGmc but is derived from a sound that was.
It is composed of two morphemes, neither of which is a case ending.

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 16 Jan 2019 17:30
by shimobaatar
Is <z> the reflex of a fricative in Proto-Germanic, including the fricative realizations of the voiced stops?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 16 Jan 2019 17:34
by spanick
shimobaatar wrote:
16 Jan 2019 17:30
Is <z> the reflex of a fricative in Proto-Germanic, including the fricative realizations of the voiced stops?
Yes.

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 16 Jan 2019 19:21
by shimobaatar
*s?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 16 Jan 2019 19:25
by spanick
shimobaatar wrote:
16 Jan 2019 19:21
*s?
No.

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 16 Jan 2019 21:43
by shimobaatar
*d?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 01:26
by spanick
No. Splitting the difference it was *þ

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 01:40
by shimobaatar
Was <o> derived from a short monophthong?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 01:42
by spanick
shimobaatar wrote:
17 Jan 2019 01:40
Was <o> derived from a short monophthong?
No.

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 11:58
by shimobaatar
A diphthong?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 13:41
by spanick
shimobaatar wrote:
17 Jan 2019 11:58
A diphthong?
No. <o> doesn't descend from a vowel

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 17:39
by shimobaatar
From *w?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 18:03
by spanick
shimobaatar wrote:
17 Jan 2019 17:39
From *w?
No. Although the consonant it does derive from is quite commonly vocalized in many languages including varieties of English.

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 18:07
by shimobaatar
*l?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 18:15
by spanick
shimobaatar wrote:
17 Jan 2019 18:07
*l?
[tick]

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 18 Jan 2019 14:22
by shimobaatar
Can the word be split as meo-dziz?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 18 Jan 2019 14:50
by spanick
shimobaatar wrote:
18 Jan 2019 14:22
Can the word be split as meo-dziz?
Not quite

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 19 Jan 2019 00:11
by shimobaatar
meod-ziz?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 19 Jan 2019 00:39
by spanick
shimobaatar wrote:
19 Jan 2019 00:11
meod-ziz?
meodz-iz