Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 25 Mar 2019 00:34

Did it end in a consonant?

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Post by spanick » 25 Mar 2019 01:01

shimobaatar wrote:
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Did it end in a consonant?
Yes

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Post by shimobaatar » 25 Mar 2019 01:11

"ēac"?

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Post by spanick » 25 Mar 2019 01:25

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"ēac"?
No

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Post by shimobaatar » 25 Mar 2019 07:31

Is the nucleus of the monosyllabic word a diphthong?

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Post by spanick » 25 Mar 2019 12:32

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is the nucleus of the monosyllabic word a diphthong?
No

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 25 Mar 2019 13:03

A long vowel?

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Post by spanick » 25 Mar 2019 13:05

shimobaatar wrote:
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A long vowel?
No, short vowel.

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Post by shimobaatar » 25 Mar 2019 20:19

Was it a front vowel?

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Post by spanick » 25 Mar 2019 21:49

shimobaatar wrote:
25 Mar 2019 20:19
Was it a front vowel?
No

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 28 Mar 2019 12:46

Was it unrounded?

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Post by spanick » 28 Mar 2019 12:57

shimobaatar wrote:
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Was it unrounded?
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Post by shimobaatar » 28 Mar 2019 13:03

Goodness me.

/o/?

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Post by spanick » 28 Mar 2019 13:12

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Goodness me.

/o/?
Yup

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Ælfwine » 04 May 2019 09:35

My turn maybe? (Assuming its dead...)

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Word: шпэлэн schpelen
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 04 May 2019 15:13

Oh, jeez, I'm sorry. I've had a very busy past few months, and I guess I ended up forgetting about this. I also know rather little about Old English and was getting stuck/frustrated. I'd be willing to let Ælfwine go next, but I do want to finish this round.

To recap:

edät
/əˈdɛt/
  • Used primarily as a conjunction, but can also be used as a preposition.
  • Originated as a contraction of a two-word phrase used in Old English.
  • The second of the two words is cognate with English "that", but the first has no cognate in Modern English.
  • In Old English, the first word was monosyllabic, vowel-initial, and ended in a consonant.
  • The nucleus of the first word was /o/.

Did the coda of the first, monosyllabic word contain multiple consonants?

Edit: Was the first word , and does this new word mean something like "until"?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 04 May 2019 16:16

shimobaatar wrote:
04 May 2019 15:13
Oh, jeez, I'm sorry. I've had a very busy past few months, and I guess I ended up forgetting about this. I also know rather little about Old English and was getting stuck/frustrated. I'd be willing to let Ælfwine go next, but I do want to finish this round.

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edät
Edit: Was the first word , and does this new word mean something like "until"?
Yes and yes.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 04 May 2019 20:39

Unless there's something I've missed and there's more to guess…
Ælfwine wrote:
04 May 2019 09:35
Language: Gothish (Crimean Gothic)
Word: шпэлэн schpelen
Ipa: [ˈʃpɛ̝lən]
Is it a verb?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 04 May 2019 20:44

shimobaatar wrote:
04 May 2019 20:39
Unless there's something I've missed and there's more to guess…
No, you got it right. Sorry for being so terse.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Ælfwine » 04 May 2019 20:56

shimobaatar wrote:
04 May 2019 20:39
Unless there's something I've missed and there's more to guess…
Ælfwine wrote:
04 May 2019 09:35
Language: Gothish (Crimean Gothic)
Word: шпэлэн schpelen
Ipa: [ˈʃpɛ̝lən]
Is it a verb?
Yes
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