Guess the Word in Romlangs

A forum for translations, translation challenges etc. Good place to increase your conlang's vocabulary.
User avatar
Jackk
greek
greek
Posts: 730
Joined: 04 Aug 2012 12:08
Location: tamed.speaks.points

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 26 Jan 2019 23:11

shimobaatar wrote:
26 Jan 2019 23:10
"to gossip"?
[cross] Not really, although a particularly prolific gossip would be probably be doing this a lot.
It's something you could do in a conversation, or in a speech.

Big hint:
Spoiler:
Politicians do it a lot, as do scientists in movies.
Eresse anga paris cur neduc, a san teonga.
The only thing more dangerous than doubt is certainty.

shimobaatar
darkness
darkness
Posts: 11267
Joined: 12 Jul 2013 22:09
Location: PA → IN

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 26 Jan 2019 23:13

Umm… "lie"? "spread misinformation"?

User avatar
Jackk
greek
greek
Posts: 730
Joined: 04 Aug 2012 12:08
Location: tamed.speaks.points

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 26 Jan 2019 23:18

shimobaatar wrote:
26 Jan 2019 23:13
Umm… "lie"? "spread misinformation"?
[tick] I'll take "lie" [:D]
In particular it means "to speak nonsense; to talk (especially at length and without listening to anyone else) about something you know nothing about"

Well done!
Eresse anga paris cur neduc, a san teonga.
The only thing more dangerous than doubt is certainty.

shimobaatar
darkness
darkness
Posts: 11267
Joined: 12 Jul 2013 22:09
Location: PA → IN

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 27 Jan 2019 05:53

Oh, wow, that's a good phrase! I'll need some time to come up with something that hopefully won't be too easy to guess, but I'll try not to take more than a day or two.

shimobaatar
darkness
darkness
Posts: 11267
Joined: 12 Jul 2013 22:09
Location: PA → IN

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 03 Feb 2019 21:22

Sorry for the delay. It's hard to come up with something that shouldn't be immediately obvious.

Language: ???
Word: imasăs muptafsăs
IPA: [iˈmaːsəs mupˈtaːfsəs]

User avatar
Jackk
greek
greek
Posts: 730
Joined: 04 Aug 2012 12:08
Location: tamed.speaks.points

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 03 Feb 2019 21:23

shimobaatar wrote:
03 Feb 2019 21:22
Language: ???
Word: imasăs muptafsăs
IPA: [iˈmaːsəs mupˈtaːfsəs]
Is it of the form Noun-Adj or Adj-Noun?
Eresse anga paris cur neduc, a san teonga.
The only thing more dangerous than doubt is certainty.

shimobaatar
darkness
darkness
Posts: 11267
Joined: 12 Jul 2013 22:09
Location: PA → IN

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 03 Feb 2019 21:26

Wow, that was fast. It's a noun followed by an adjective.

User avatar
Dormouse559
moderator
moderator
Posts: 2711
Joined: 10 Nov 2012 20:52
Location: California

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Dormouse559 » 03 Feb 2019 21:31

Is the noun feminine?

shimobaatar
darkness
darkness
Posts: 11267
Joined: 12 Jul 2013 22:09
Location: PA → IN

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 03 Feb 2019 21:32

Dormouse559 wrote:
03 Feb 2019 21:31
Is the noun feminine?
[tick]

User avatar
Dormouse559
moderator
moderator
Posts: 2711
Joined: 10 Nov 2012 20:52
Location: California

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Dormouse559 » 03 Feb 2019 22:41

Is the noun plural?

shimobaatar
darkness
darkness
Posts: 11267
Joined: 12 Jul 2013 22:09
Location: PA → IN

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 03 Feb 2019 22:45

Dormouse559 wrote:
03 Feb 2019 22:41
Is the noun plural?
[cross]

(Post #11211.)

User avatar
Dormouse559
moderator
moderator
Posts: 2711
Joined: 10 Nov 2012 20:52
Location: California

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Dormouse559 » 04 Feb 2019 19:13

Are both words derived from Latin?

shimobaatar
darkness
darkness
Posts: 11267
Joined: 12 Jul 2013 22:09
Location: PA → IN

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 04 Feb 2019 19:34

Dormouse559 wrote:
04 Feb 2019 19:13
Are both words derived from Latin?
[tick]

User avatar
Dormouse559
moderator
moderator
Posts: 2711
Joined: 10 Nov 2012 20:52
Location: California

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Dormouse559 » 04 Feb 2019 23:00

Did the noun begin with /i/ in Latin?

shimobaatar
darkness
darkness
Posts: 11267
Joined: 12 Jul 2013 22:09
Location: PA → IN

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 04 Feb 2019 23:32

Dormouse559 wrote:
04 Feb 2019 23:00
Did the noun begin with /i/ in Latin?
[cross]

User avatar
Dormouse559
moderator
moderator
Posts: 2711
Joined: 10 Nov 2012 20:52
Location: California

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Dormouse559 » 05 Feb 2019 06:25

shimobaatar wrote:
04 Feb 2019 23:32
Dormouse559 wrote:
04 Feb 2019 23:00
Did the noun begin with /i/ in Latin?
[cross]
And just to be sure, did it begin with /iː/? /e(ː)/?

shimobaatar
darkness
darkness
Posts: 11267
Joined: 12 Jul 2013 22:09
Location: PA → IN

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 05 Feb 2019 11:41

Dormouse559 wrote:
05 Feb 2019 06:25
shimobaatar wrote:
04 Feb 2019 23:32
Dormouse559 wrote:
04 Feb 2019 23:00
Did the noun begin with /i/ in Latin?
[cross]
And just to be sure, did it begin with /iː/? /e(ː)/?
[cross]

User avatar
Dormouse559
moderator
moderator
Posts: 2711
Joined: 10 Nov 2012 20:52
Location: California

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Dormouse559 » 06 Feb 2019 18:45

Does the initial /i/ correspond to more than one phoneme in the Latin etymon.

User avatar
Jackk
greek
greek
Posts: 730
Joined: 04 Aug 2012 12:08
Location: tamed.speaks.points

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 06 Feb 2019 18:55

Did the second word end in -usas in Latin?
Eresse anga paris cur neduc, a san teonga.
The only thing more dangerous than doubt is certainty.

shimobaatar
darkness
darkness
Posts: 11267
Joined: 12 Jul 2013 22:09
Location: PA → IN

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 06 Feb 2019 19:33

Dormouse559 wrote:
06 Feb 2019 18:45
Does the initial /i/ correspond to more than one phoneme in the Latin etymon.
This is a difficult question to answer without giving away what would be, in my opinion, too much information.

I will say that there is not a 1:1 correspondence between the [i] in [iˈmaːsəs] and any single sound in the word's Classical or Vulgar Latin ancestor.
Jackk wrote:
06 Feb 2019 18:55
Did the second word end in -usas in Latin?
[cross]

Post Reply