Guess the Word in Romlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 10 Sep 2019 18:23

shimobaatar wrote:
10 Sep 2019 18:22
Hmm, that's tough, then.

Is it a borrowing from a Germanic or Celtic language?
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[cross] Not Germanic or Celtic, no.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 10 Sep 2019 18:41

Greek or another Romance language?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 10 Sep 2019 18:59

shimobaatar wrote:
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Greek or another Romance language?
[tick] Correct! Both, really – from Greek via another romance language.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 18 Sep 2019 16:10

Is there at least one English word derived from the same source in Greek?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 18 Sep 2019 16:20

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is there at least one English word derived from the same source in Greek?
[cross] Not as far as I (or Wiktionary) know.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » 18 Sep 2019 16:40

Is it from Italian -> Greek? and if so does the word begin with f- in Italian?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 18 Sep 2019 17:11

qwed117 wrote:
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Is it from Italian -> Greek? and if so does the word begin with f- in Italian?
[cross] Not <f->, no.

For clarity, the heritage is:

(Byzantine) Greek -> (Mediaeval) Italian -> (Middle) Boral.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 18 Sep 2019 17:40

Is the Italian word written with <h->?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

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Is the Italian word written with <h->?
[cross] It is not. (in modern Italian)
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 18 Sep 2019 18:23

Is the first letter of the word a vowel in modern Italian?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 18 Sep 2019 18:24

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Is the first letter of the word a vowel in modern Italian?
[tick] Yes, <o>.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » 20 Sep 2019 05:51

Is it from Greek ὀσμή?, with the latter portion coming from -iskaz/-iscus
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 20 Sep 2019 09:19

qwed117 wrote:
20 Sep 2019 05:51
Is it from Greek ὀσμή?, with the latter portion coming from -iskaz/-iscus
[cross] [cross] No, it is not.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by ixals » 21 Sep 2019 11:58

ormeggiare?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 21 Sep 2019 11:59

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ormeggiare?
[tick] That is the Italian word that was borrowed into Boral, yes. [:D]
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 21 Sep 2019 15:43

So, to be clear, it's a noun in Boral but borrowed from an Italian verb?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 21 Sep 2019 16:35

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So, to be clear, it's a noun in Boral but borrowed from an Italian verb?
[tick] Or rather, it was borrowed as the verb hormejar and the noun hormesc regularly derives from the boral verb.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 21 Sep 2019 17:15

Hmm...

Does jair mean something like “to throw”?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 21 Sep 2019 19:07

shimobaatar wrote:
21 Sep 2019 17:15
Hmm...

Does jair mean something like “to throw”?
[tick] Correct! [:D] "to cast, to throw"
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 22 Sep 2019 15:57

Kind of a wild guess here (unless it's right [:P] ), but does it mean something like "to drop anchor"?

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