Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Znex » 16 Oct 2016 05:38

Potential candidates I'm thinking at the moment:

*balwą {evil, misfortune} (vowel and meaning fit, but the nasal doesn't)
*blōmô {flower} (vowel and nasal fit, but meaning's odd)
others I don't know?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by elemtilas » 16 Oct 2016 05:55

Znex wrote:Potential candidates I'm thinking at the moment:

*balwą {evil, misfortune} (vowel and meaning fit, but the nasal doesn't)
*blōmô {flower} (vowel and nasal fit, but meaning's odd)
others I don't know?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Znex » 16 Oct 2016 06:01

Okay, then what I'm feeling is it either means flower judging/contest, or plain old judgement of evil/final judgement.

My answer is then the latter: final judgement/judgement of evil.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by elemtilas » 16 Oct 2016 06:15

Znex wrote:Okay, then what I'm feeling is it either means flower judging/contest, or plain old judgement of evil/final judgement.

My answer is then the latter: final judgement/judgement of evil.
Close enough for government work!

I knew someone would get that first root eventually. The Old Thietish word in question here is balwom, so related to *here*'s PrGmc *balwą; and it does mean evil or misfortune. The other half of the word is, of course, -domaz, an abstract noun termination: state or condition of; quality of.

bôôuumdomaz. 1.n. wickedness, evilmindedness; poison

Domaz as a noun does indeed mean judgement, sentence, fateful destruction, doom.

Excellent sleuthery!
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Znex » 16 Oct 2016 06:18

Now I have to design a Germlang, so for the moment, if you guys feel like, you can translate Wario Toad's words until I'm ready:
Wario Toad 32 wrote:I have 2
Rych /ʀɪx/
Bamhas /bamhas/
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Lambuzhao » 16 Oct 2016 18:32

elemtilas wrote:
Znex wrote:Okay, then what I'm feeling is it either means flower judging/contest, or plain old judgement of evil/final judgement.

My answer is then the latter: final judgement/judgement of evil.
Close enough for government work!

I knew someone would get that first root eventually. The Old Thietish word in question here is balwom, so related to *here*'s PrGmc *balwą; and it does mean evil or misfortune. The other half of the word is, of course, -domaz, an abstract noun termination: state or condition of; quality of.

bôôuumdomaz. 1.n. wickedness, evilmindedness; poison

Domaz as a noun does indeed mean judgement, sentence, fateful destruction, doom.

Excellent sleuthery!

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If this word were to exist in Saadras, it would be Bålldamen . /bɔ:l.da.mən/
I have words for "evil", "wickedness", etc, so I deem that in Saadras it would mean more at "the (wrongful/misguided/willful) judgement in favor of evil (over good)" or "the victory of evil over good".
Good fun!

I have an easy one from Saadras, but I'll wait my turn.


Rych does not have a cognate in Saadras, but there is Küninjdamen /kwı.nıɲ.da.mən/, which mayhap share the same meaning (?)

As for Bamhas - bagmē bloma, blow me down: I dunno.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 16 Oct 2016 19:07

Wario Toad 32 wrote:I have 2
Rych /ʀɪx/
Bamhas /bamhas/
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The first one could be cognate to German Reich or reich (meaning empire or rich), and the second one could translate as tree-hare maybe?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by All4Ɇn » 18 Oct 2016 04:52

Znex wrote:Bamhas /bamhas/
Does the second half come from *haiduz?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Znex » 09 Nov 2016 04:34

Alright, I have a word now:

ōdōðramɛ̄
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Lambuzhao » 11 Nov 2016 12:13

Wario Toad 32 wrote:I have 2

Bamhas /bamhas/
Option A
ProtoG :

*baumaz 'tree' + *hasô 'hare'

An arboreal species of lagomorph (native to your conworld)

https://www.fws.gov/news/blog/images/op ... g/rbr1.jpg

http://j-walkblog.com/images/rabbitonsaguaro.jpg

or

a squirrel (or chipmunk, or dormouse)
:?:

Option B

ProtoG:
*baumaz 'tree' + *hūsą 'house'

tree-house

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OR

a wooden house

:?: :?:
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Lambuzhao » 11 Nov 2016 16:44

...or one of these:

http://scenicandlighting.com/wp-content ... rabbit.jpg

a rabbit made of wood

:?:

I'm prolly way off [>_<]

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Salmoneus » 16 Nov 2016 23:03

I would play with my new Germanic language, but I'm not sure it's the right sort of Germanic language...

1. an mikkjel wǫlf
/an mIS@l wVlf/

2. an lyttel viskj
/an lIt@l vIs`/

3. an skjort knáv
/an s`Ort kna:v/

4. tha lang wyrm
/th@ l{Ng wyrm/

5. ðia mowði ay mia faðhi
/DI@ mo:Di: {I mI@ f{Di:/

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by qwed117 » 17 Nov 2016 00:05

1) A big (?) wolf
2) A little fish
3) A short boy
4) A long dragon (worm?)
5) The mother of my father.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by elemtilas » 17 Nov 2016 02:40


Dendrothaumology in action! These would look quite familiar to many Daine in the Eastlands.
...or one of these:

http://scenicandlighting.com/wp-content ... rabbit.jpg

a rabbit made of wood
Is this where we leap out of the rabbit good Sir Bedevere?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Salmoneus » 17 Nov 2016 18:13

qwed117 wrote:1) A big (?) wolf
Yep.
2) A little fish
Yep.
3) A short boy
Yep. Well, it could also be a short child of undefined gender, but yes.
4) A long dragon (worm?)
Not quite, but very close!
5) The mother of my father.
Not quite, but pretty close.

Not as fun as other people's...

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by elemtilas » 17 Nov 2016 18:26

Salmoneus wrote:
qwed117 wrote:
5) The mother of my father.
Not quite, but pretty close.
5. ðia mowði ay mia faðhi
/DI@ mo:Di: {I mI@ f{Di:/
Thy mother and my father.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Salmoneus » 17 Nov 2016 20:51

elemtilas wrote: Thy mother and my father.
Correct.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Wario Toad 32 » 24 Nov 2016 18:03

I have a limited amount of stuff I can say in Faloch so this a few sentences but don't worry. Faloch is kinda modernish Posteriori. It's from Late Old High German so it only started to diverge from Old German around 1250AD but it has a few diachronics that makes it different but I would say it's partly intelligible with most German Dialects. It's closest to Rhine Ruhr Dialects like the Düsseldorf Accent and Yiddish and Northern Swiss Dialects.

Ech gadochte obër dar Loft ont hü dar Wolkonë sent ols Haundën ont Faucholën.
/εx gadɑxtə obər dar lɔft ɔ̃t hy dar vɔlkɑ̃nə sεnt ols haundən ɔ̃t fauxolən/

I'll maybe do my Frisian Lang sometime when I develop it more.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Lambuzhao » 24 Nov 2016 19:39

Wario Toad 32 wrote:
Ech gadochte obër dar Loft ont hü dar Wolkonë sent ols Haundën ont Faucholën.
/εx gadɑxtə obər dar lɔft ɔ̃t hy dar vɔlkɑ̃nə sεnt ols haundən ɔ̃t fauxolən/

I'll maybe do my Frisian Lang sometime when I develop it more.
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