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Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 11 Aug 2016 18:13
by Wario Toad 32
So basically how this game works is one person will post a word in their Germanic Conlang and another person will reply to that post trying to guess what that word means. There's one of these on CWS but I decided to start one here. I'll start first.

Language: Faloch
Word: Morgonesten
IPA: /moʁgonestεn/

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 11 Aug 2016 18:46
by CMunk
Wario Toad 32 wrote:So basically how this game works is one person will post a word in their Germanic Conlang and another person will reply to that post trying to guess what that word means. There's one of these on CWS but I decided to start one here. I'll start first.

Language: Faloch
Word: Morgonesten
IPA: /moʁgonestεn/
The Morningstar, i.e. Venus?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 11 Aug 2016 19:10
by Creyeditor
Wario Toad 32 wrote:So basically how this game works is one person will post a word in their Germanic Conlang and another person will reply to that post trying to guess what that word means. There's one of these on CWS but I decided to start one here. I'll start first.

Language: Faloch
Word: Morgonesten
IPA: /moʁgonestεn/
the day after tomorrow

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 11 Aug 2016 21:22
by Wario Toad 32
Nope.

Breakfast

Morgon - Morning
Esten - Food

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 11 Aug 2016 21:39
by Creyeditor
Shall I suggest the next word?

Language: Speersprache/Spear language
lenang
/le̞nəŋ/

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 12 Aug 2016 17:06
by Wario Toad 32
Is it a conjugation form of the verb to let?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 12 Aug 2016 22:47
by Creyeditor
It is a conjugation form (though not a conjugated form) of a verb, but not of 'to let'.

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 12 Aug 2016 23:11
by qwed117
learn?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 12 Aug 2016 23:27
by Creyeditor
nope
Hint: Speersprache /Ce̞/ often corresponds to Proto Germanic *'Ciɣ.jɑ

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 13 Aug 2016 02:37
by qwed117
I cheated and used wiktionary : to lie?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 13 Aug 2016 14:18
by Creyeditor
So the cheater is right. Does that mean he is a winner?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 13 Aug 2016 21:39
by shimobaatar
Time for a new word, perhaps?

Language: Visigothic
Word: heszanes
IPA: /ˈesθanes/

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 13 Aug 2016 21:53
by Creyeditor
shimobaatar wrote:Time for a new word, perhaps?

Language: Visigothic
Word: heszanes
IPA: /ˈesθanes/
*hertanǫ̂/hertammaz > hertanes > hestanes > estanes > esθanes
Of the heart?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 13 Aug 2016 22:01
by shimobaatar
Creyeditor wrote:
shimobaatar wrote:Time for a new word, perhaps?

Language: Visigothic
Word: heszanes
IPA: /ˈesθanes/
*hertanǫ̂/hertammaz > hertanes > hestanes > estanes > esθanes
Of the heart?
Good guess, but no.

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 13 Aug 2016 22:13
by Creyeditor
Is it a declined form of hest horse?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 13 Aug 2016 22:15
by shimobaatar
Creyeditor wrote:Is it a declined form of hest horse?
No, but it is the plural nominative and plural accusative form of a word.

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 13 Aug 2016 22:36
by Creyeditor
haste?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 13 Aug 2016 22:40
by shimobaatar
Creyeditor wrote:haste?
No.

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 13 Aug 2016 23:48
by Creyeditor
Resin?

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Posted: 13 Aug 2016 23:55
by shimobaatar
Creyeditor wrote:Resin?
No. The reconstructed Proto-Germanic ancestor of the word is not transcribed with an initial <h>.