Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Wario Toad 32 » 11 Aug 2016 18:13

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/

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by CMunk » 11 Aug 2016 18:46

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?
Native: :dan: | Fluent: :uk: | Less than fluent: :deu:, :jpn:, :epo: | Beginner: Image, :fao:, :non:
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 11 Aug 2016 19:10

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
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Wario Toad 32 » 11 Aug 2016 21:22

Nope.

Breakfast

Morgon - Morning
Esten - Food

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 11 Aug 2016 21:39

Shall I suggest the next word?

Language: Speersprache/Spear language
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/le̞nəŋ/
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Wario Toad 32 » 12 Aug 2016 17:06

Is it a conjugation form of the verb to let?

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Post by Creyeditor » 12 Aug 2016 22:47

It is a conjugation form (though not a conjugated form) of a verb, but not of 'to let'.
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by qwed117 » 12 Aug 2016 23:11

learn?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 12 Aug 2016 23:27

nope
Hint: Speersprache /Ce̞/ often corresponds to Proto Germanic *'Ciɣ.jɑ
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by qwed117 » 13 Aug 2016 02:37

I cheated and used wiktionary : to lie?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 13 Aug 2016 14:18

So the cheater is right. Does that mean he is a winner?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 13 Aug 2016 21:39

Time for a new word, perhaps?

Language: Visigothic
Word: heszanes
IPA: /ˈesθanes/

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 13 Aug 2016 21:53

shimobaatar wrote:Time for a new word, perhaps?

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

Post by shimobaatar » 13 Aug 2016 22:01

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.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 13 Aug 2016 22:13

Is it a declined form of hest horse?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 13 Aug 2016 22:15

Creyeditor wrote:Is it a declined form of hest horse?
No, but it is the plural nominative and plural accusative form of a word.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 13 Aug 2016 22:36

haste?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 13 Aug 2016 22:40

Creyeditor wrote:haste?
No.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » 13 Aug 2016 23:48

Resin?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 13 Aug 2016 23:55

Creyeditor wrote:Resin?
No. The reconstructed Proto-Germanic ancestor of the word is not transcribed with an initial <h>.

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