Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 21 Feb 2019 17:11

*gai-?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 21 Feb 2019 17:18

spanick wrote:
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*gai-?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 26 Feb 2019 14:15

Would a hint be appreciated?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 26 Feb 2019 17:07

Yes, I gotta say, I'm at a bit of a loss.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 26 Feb 2019 17:35

Ah, sorry about that.

You're on the right track with *g, *a, and *j, but you're missing a segment. I'd recommend looking back at the quality of the word's low vowel.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 26 Feb 2019 17:53

Ah...rounding. Could it be from *w? *gawj-?

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Post by shimobaatar » 26 Feb 2019 18:05

spanick wrote:
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Ah...rounding. Could it be from *w? *gawj-?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 26 Feb 2019 18:15

So, the from *gawją?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 26 Feb 2019 18:23

spanick wrote:
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So, the from *gawją?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 27 Feb 2019 13:40

So...like a beehive maybe?

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Post by shimobaatar » 27 Feb 2019 13:54

spanick wrote:
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beehive
[tick] [tick] [tick]

You got it!

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 14 Mar 2019 19:28

Sorry for the lateness of this, I just need a break. This one may be more challenging but I got the idea for this word just stumbling through Wiktionary and I really like it.

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edät
/əˈdɛt/

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 14 Mar 2019 22:07

spanick wrote:
14 Mar 2019 19:28
Sorry for the lateness of this, I just need a break. This one may be more challenging but I got the idea for this word just stumbling through Wiktionary and I really like it.

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edät
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No worries, I understand the feeling.

Is it a verb?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 18 Mar 2019 16:26

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is it a verb?
No

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 18 Mar 2019 16:33

A noun?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 18 Mar 2019 16:47

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A noun?
No

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 18 Mar 2019 16:52

An adjective?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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An adjective?
Also no

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 18 Mar 2019 18:40

Oh jeez, OK. Uh… is it an adverb?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 18 Mar 2019 18:49

shimobaatar wrote:
18 Mar 2019 18:40
Oh jeez, OK. Uh… is it an adverb?
Also no!

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