Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 28 Oct 2019 23:11

Herra Ratatoskr wrote:
28 Oct 2019 21:54
Is it "poisonous mushroom", from *aitrą (poison), *ūkwǭ (toad), and *stōlaz (stool)?
That’s exactly right.

I forgot that the word for poison began with *ai. It shifted to *ē very early in the move towards Sortsbergish.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Herra Ratatoskr » 28 Oct 2019 23:14

Sweet!






Shit, now I need to come up with a word...
*thinks*
... might take a bit (things are a bit hectic), but I hope to have something up soon.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Herra Ratatoskr » 30 Oct 2019 01:55

Ok. Hopefully this one will prove less troublesome than my last word (though I fear it may be a bit too simple).

Language: West Saxon
Word: zwinkreþued
Pronunciation: /ˈzɔjŋ.gɹ̩.ˌðœɥd/

I will note that, while this is a real word in West Saxon, it has kind of fallen out of fashion, replaced by a loan word that is MUCH more obvious.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 30 Oct 2019 02:14

For whatever it's worth, I don't think it looks too simple, although maybe it will seem more obvious in hindsight once the meaning is revealed.

Anyway, can it be broken down as zwinkre-þued?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Herra Ratatoskr » 30 Oct 2019 02:30

Yep, though you could get a bit more granular, morpheme-wise.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 30 Oct 2019 14:19

Does þued descend from or related to OE þēode?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Herra Ratatoskr » 30 Oct 2019 14:22

EDIT: If you mean þeode as in "language", then no. Sorry for the earlier answer of yes, I thought you'd just made a typo of þeod.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Salmoneus » 03 Nov 2019 22:10

The Roma?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Herra Ratatoskr » 03 Nov 2019 22:24

Nope, but interesting thinking. Also, þued has a different sense than what you might be thinking; volk is the word you would use if you meant "people" in the sense of a national or ethnic identity.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 04 Nov 2019 00:28

Is the first morpheme descended from OE swinc or swincan?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Herra Ratatoskr » 04 Nov 2019 01:21

swincan

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 04 Nov 2019 01:24

Does it mean workforce?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Herra Ratatoskr » 04 Nov 2019 01:25

Not exactly, but you're getting pretty close

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 04 Nov 2019 03:44

Herra Ratatoskr wrote:
04 Nov 2019 01:25
Not exactly, but you're getting pretty close
Hmm working class?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Herra Ratatoskr » 04 Nov 2019 04:04

Yep, working class/proletariat. Good job.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 08 Nov 2019 03:00

Herra Ratatoskr wrote:
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Yep, working class/proletariat. Good job.
Nice! Good word.

Sorry for taking so long

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 08 Nov 2019 03:06

Is it a noun?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 08 Nov 2019 03:15

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is it a noun?
Yes.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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spanick wrote:
08 Nov 2019 03:15
shimobaatar wrote:
08 Nov 2019 03:06
Is it a noun?
Yes.
Does it refer to a human?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 08 Nov 2019 03:32

shimobaatar wrote:
08 Nov 2019 03:28
spanick wrote:
08 Nov 2019 03:15
shimobaatar wrote:
08 Nov 2019 03:06
Is it a noun?
Yes.
Does it refer to a human?
Indeed it does.

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