Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Ælfwine » 17 Sep 2019 18:34

Thank you, Corph.

The word is гликън [ˈɣliː.kən].
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 17 Sep 2019 18:42

Is it a verb?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Ælfwine » 17 Sep 2019 18:50

shimobaatar wrote:
17 Sep 2019 18:42
Is it a verb?
Nope!
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 17 Sep 2019 18:56

Is the word composed of more than one morpheme?

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Post by Ælfwine » 17 Sep 2019 19:18

spanick wrote:
17 Sep 2019 18:56
Is the word composed of more than one morpheme?
Correcto-mungo
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 18 Sep 2019 17:42

Assuming it has one, did the Proto-Germanic ancestor of the initial morpheme begin with a consonant cluster?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 18 Sep 2019 17:47

Did the word begin with ga- in Proto-Germanic?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Ælfwine » 19 Sep 2019 01:50

shimobaatar wrote:
18 Sep 2019 17:42
Assuming it has one, did the Proto-Germanic ancestor of the initial morpheme begin with a consonant cluster?
[cross]
spanick wrote:
18 Sep 2019 17:47
Did the word begin with ga- in Proto-Germanic?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 19 Sep 2019 03:31

Is it an adjective?

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Post by Ælfwine » 19 Sep 2019 04:32

spanick wrote:
19 Sep 2019 03:31
Is it an adjective?
[tick]
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 19 Sep 2019 05:01

Does it mean “like, similar?”

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Ælfwine » 19 Sep 2019 05:08

spanick wrote:
19 Sep 2019 05:01
Does it mean “like, similar?”
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You are correct. You figured out this pretty quickly. I thought most people would be tripped by the first and last of the morphemes. Yes, the word гликън is related to Biblical Gothic galeiks, Old Norse glíkr, Low German gliek, all from Proto-Germanic *galīkaz. I used the oblique case here as opposed to the nominative.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 19 Sep 2019 05:35

Ælfwine wrote:
19 Sep 2019 05:08
spanick wrote:
19 Sep 2019 05:01
Does it mean “like, similar?”
[tick]

You are correct. You figured out this pretty quickly. I thought most people would be tripped by the first and last of the morphemes. Yes, the word гликън is related to Biblical Gothic galeiks, Old Norse glíkr, Low German gliek, all from Proto-Germanic *galīkaz. I used the oblique case here as opposed to the nominative.

Now let's see some Sortsbergish!
I like the way it sounds.

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And yes, I was just thinking that I needed to get back into using Sortbergish. This one was fun to come up with and might be a little challenging, but I have the Old Sortsbergish version ready to go as a hint if need be.

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Sortsbergish

итракостуос
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/iːtraːkostuːos/

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by Ælfwine » 19 Sep 2019 07:20

spanick wrote:
19 Sep 2019 05:35
Ælfwine wrote:
19 Sep 2019 05:08
spanick wrote:
19 Sep 2019 05:01
Does it mean “like, similar?”
[tick]

You are correct. You figured out this pretty quickly. I thought most people would be tripped by the first and last of the morphemes. Yes, the word гликън is related to Biblical Gothic galeiks, Old Norse glíkr, Low German gliek, all from Proto-Germanic *galīkaz. I used the oblique case here as opposed to the nominative.

Now let's see some Sortsbergish!
I like the way it sounds.

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Sortsbergish

итракостуос
itrakostuos

/iːtraːkostuːos/
That looks positively Greek! Could it be a noun?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 19 Sep 2019 07:21

Ælfwine wrote:
19 Sep 2019 07:20
That looks positively Greek! Could it be a noun?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 25 Sep 2019 03:45

Is a hint needed?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 25 Sep 2019 12:42

Oh sorry, I didn't see this.

Is it a compound?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 25 Sep 2019 13:16

shimobaatar wrote:
25 Sep 2019 12:42
Is it a compound?
Yes

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 27 Sep 2019 14:51

Is the compound made up of more than two elements (not counting inflectional endings, etc.)?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 27 Sep 2019 15:57

shimobaatar wrote:
27 Sep 2019 14:51
Is the compound made up of more than two elements (not counting inflectional endings, etc.)?
Yes

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