Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 01 Oct 2019 13:38

Are there four elements in the compound?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 01 Oct 2019 14:05

shimobaatar wrote:
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Are there four elements in the compound?
Including an inflectional ending, yes.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 05 Oct 2019 15:48

и-тра-кост-уос?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 05 Oct 2019 16:57

shimobaatar wrote:
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и-тра-кост-уос?
Nope. Now that I look at it, breaking this up might be kinda hard and unintuitive so I’ll give as a hint that the final -c is the masculine nominative ending.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 05 Oct 2019 18:46

Thanks for the hint. Is any other element of the word a single letter?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 05 Oct 2019 18:53

shimobaatar wrote:
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Thanks for the hint. Is any other element of the word a single letter?
No. The remaining roots are all at least 3 letters.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 10 Oct 2019 16:14

Since this has stalled and Shimo is the only one who has guessed here are some hints.

The morpheme boundaries are: ikr-ako-stuo-s

While this word is definitely modern, the antecedents to these roots in Ecclesiastical Sortsbergish would be:
иекр
аукo
stuols

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 14 Oct 2019 15:01

Thank you. It would have taken me a while to get that, I think.

Is it itr- (from the original post) or ikr- (from this last post)?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 14 Oct 2019 15:20

shimobaatar wrote:
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Thank you. It would have taken me a while to get that, I think.

Is it itr- (from the original post) or ikr- (from this last post)?
Sorry, it is itr.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 15 Oct 2019 12:28

No worries!

Is stuos related to Proto-Germanic *stōlaz?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 15 Oct 2019 14:37

shimobaatar wrote:
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No worries!

Is stuos related to Proto-Germanic *stōlaz?
It is indeed.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 15 Oct 2019 20:58

Are itr- and -ako- also inherited from Proto-Germanic?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 15 Oct 2019 21:17

shimobaatar wrote:
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Are itr- and -ako- also inherited from Proto-Germanic?
Yes they are.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Ælfwine » 22 Oct 2019 04:51

Does ауко mean "to increase?" (<*aukaną?)
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 22 Oct 2019 04:59

Ælfwine wrote:
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Does ауко mean "to increase?" (<*aukaną?)
No, it doesn’t.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 28 Oct 2019 16:57

spanick wrote:
22 Oct 2019 04:59
Ælfwine wrote:
22 Oct 2019 04:51
Does ауко mean "to increase?" (<*aukaną?)
No, it doesn’t.
Is it descended from a Proto-Germanic word with *au in the initial syllable?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 28 Oct 2019 17:02

shimobaatar wrote:
28 Oct 2019 16:57
spanick wrote:
22 Oct 2019 04:59
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22 Oct 2019 04:51
Does ауко mean "to increase?" (<*aukaną?)
No, it doesn’t.
Is it descended from a Proto-Germanic word with *au in the initial syllable?
No. All the dipthongs in the Old Sortsbergish are derived from long vowels in PG

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 28 Oct 2019 17:22

Did the ancestor of this word begin with *ō, then?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 28 Oct 2019 17:25

shimobaatar wrote:
28 Oct 2019 17:22
Did the ancestor of this word begin with *ō, then?
No.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Herra Ratatoskr » 28 Oct 2019 21:54

Is it "poisonous mushroom", from *aitrą (poison), *ūkwǭ (toad), and *stōlaz (stool)?

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