Guess the Word in Romlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 07 Jan 2019 16:12

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Hmm… was the letter after rho one of the 7 vowel letters?
[tick] Yes, <α>.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 09 Jan 2019 13:39

Is barbia in any way related to "barbarism" or "barbarian"?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

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Is barbia in any way related to "barbarism" or "barbarian"?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 19 Jan 2019 00:17

Is the verb related to this word?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 19 Jan 2019 00:19

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Is the verb related to this word?
Yes! [tick]

(Fir everyone, the word linked is <parabole>)
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 25 Jan 2019 20:18

Is the meaning of the verb closest to the second meaning of παραβολή, "comparison, illustration, analogy"?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 25 Jan 2019 20:34

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Is the meaning of the verb closest to the second meaning of παραβολή, "comparison, illustration, analogy"?
[tick] I'd say so; either them or parable.
Hint: It has cognates with the same meaning in almost all Western Romance languages.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 25 Jan 2019 22:10

Does it mean "to speak"?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 25 Jan 2019 22:10

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Does it mean "to speak"?
[tick] Yes it does! You're very close now.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 25 Jan 2019 22:56

Uh, hmm… does it mean something like "to speak in tongues"?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 25 Jan 2019 23:06

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Uh, hmm… does it mean something like "to speak in tongues"?
[cross] Not particularly; it is however in effect a type of speaking.
There's a small shift in meaning in barbia.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 26 Jan 2019 00:26

Does the phrase have a negative connotation?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 26 Jan 2019 08:02

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Does the phrase have a negative connotation?
[tick] It does.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 26 Jan 2019 14:41

Is it something like "to misspeak"?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 26 Jan 2019 16:02

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is it something like "to misspeak"?
Closer, but not quite!
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 26 Jan 2019 20:07

Hmm… does it have something to do with speaking impolitely or using profanity? In other words, saying the wrong thing in a given social context?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 26 Jan 2019 21:07

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Hmm… does it have something to do with speaking impolitely or using profanity? In other words, saying the wrong thing in a given social context?
[cross] Not impolitely. Although if someone was speaking like this around me I'd be annoyed.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 26 Jan 2019 22:59

Wow, I'm pretty stumped.

Does it refer to a way of speaking (the pitch of someone's voice, for example) or to what is being spoken about? Or neither?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 26 Jan 2019 23:00

shimobaatar wrote:
26 Jan 2019 22:59
Wow, I'm pretty stumped.

Does it refer to a way of speaking (the pitch of someone's voice, for example) or to what is being spoken about? Or neither?
Don't worry, I'm probably being a little bit particular about the meaning here.
It refers to the things that someone is saying, and not the way they are saying them.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 26 Jan 2019 23:10

"to gossip"?

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