Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 14 Jun 2018 19:14

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Is -hus related to "house"?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 14 Jun 2018 19:23

Did framaz- begin with fr- in Biblical Gothic?

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Post by spanick » 14 Jun 2018 19:24

shimobaatar wrote:
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Did framaz- begin with fr- in Biblical Gothic?
Yes it did.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 14 Jun 2018 19:30

I just realized that I spelled the first morpheme incorrectly.

It should be framaž. This shouldn't really affect your ability to guess the word, but since I messed up I'll throw out a hint.

The reason I messed up is because this particular case of z > ž is a later (modern) palatalization. The environment for this palatalization did not exist previous to the sound changes resulting in the modern language.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 14 Jun 2018 19:33

Is framaž- a noun?

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Post by spanick » 14 Jun 2018 19:35

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is framaž- a noun?
No. Your previous comment about it coming from "from" is closer to the mark. But that had already occurred in PG and was not any of my doing.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 14 Jun 2018 19:37

Is it a preposition?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 14 Jun 2018 19:40

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Is it a preposition?
Nope.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 14 Jun 2018 19:45

Is it a content word?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 14 Jun 2018 19:51

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Is it a content word?
Yes it is.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 14 Jun 2018 19:58

Is it a verb?

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Post by Creyeditor » 14 Jun 2018 20:02

Is some part of the word related to German 'Bach'?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 14 Jun 2018 20:07

shimobaatar wrote:
14 Jun 2018 19:58
Is it a verb?
No
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Is some part of the word related to German 'Bach'?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 14 Jun 2018 20:19

Is framaž- an adjective?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 14 Jun 2018 20:23

spanick wrote:
14 Jun 2018 19:35
shimobaatar wrote:
14 Jun 2018 19:33
Is framaž- a noun?
No. Your previous comment about it coming from "from" is closer to the mark. But that had already occurred in PG and was not any of my doing.
Is it from the adverbial meaning of this word, s.th. like 'forth, forward; away, further'?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 14 Jun 2018 21:03

shimobaatar wrote:
14 Jun 2018 20:19
Is framaž- an adjective?
Yes.
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Is it from the adverbial meaning of this word, s.th. like 'forth, forward; away, further'?
See my answer to Shimo.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 14 Jun 2018 21:08

Is it related to 𐍆𐍂𐌿𐌼𐌰 fruma "first"?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 14 Jun 2018 21:14

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is it related to 𐍆𐍂𐌿𐌼𐌰 fruma "first"?
Nope.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 14 Jun 2018 21:23

Was the first vowel of the fr- word a in Biblical Gothic?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 14 Jun 2018 21:25

shimobaatar wrote:
14 Jun 2018 21:23
Was the first vowel of the fr- word a in Biblical Gothic?
Yes it was.

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