Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 13 Jan 2019 04:19

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12 Jan 2019 16:58
From *mēþiz?
No.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 16 Jan 2019 17:24

Hints:
Final <z> was neither originally final, nor *z.
<o> was not present in PGmc but is derived from a sound that was.
It is composed of two morphemes, neither of which is a case ending.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 16 Jan 2019 17:30

Is <z> the reflex of a fricative in Proto-Germanic, including the fricative realizations of the voiced stops?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 16 Jan 2019 17:34

shimobaatar wrote:
16 Jan 2019 17:30
Is <z> the reflex of a fricative in Proto-Germanic, including the fricative realizations of the voiced stops?
Yes.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 16 Jan 2019 19:21

*s?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 16 Jan 2019 19:25

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16 Jan 2019 19:21
*s?
No.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 16 Jan 2019 21:43

*d?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 17 Jan 2019 01:26

No. Splitting the difference it was *þ

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 17 Jan 2019 01:40

Was <o> derived from a short monophthong?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 17 Jan 2019 01:42

shimobaatar wrote:
17 Jan 2019 01:40
Was <o> derived from a short monophthong?
No.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 17 Jan 2019 11:58

A diphthong?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 17 Jan 2019 13:41

shimobaatar wrote:
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A diphthong?
No. <o> doesn't descend from a vowel

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 17 Jan 2019 17:39

From *w?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 17 Jan 2019 18:03

shimobaatar wrote:
17 Jan 2019 17:39
From *w?
No. Although the consonant it does derive from is quite commonly vocalized in many languages including varieties of English.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 17 Jan 2019 18:07

*l?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 17 Jan 2019 18:15

shimobaatar wrote:
17 Jan 2019 18:07
*l?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 18 Jan 2019 14:22

Can the word be split as meo-dziz?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 18 Jan 2019 14:50

shimobaatar wrote:
18 Jan 2019 14:22
Can the word be split as meo-dziz?
Not quite

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 19 Jan 2019 00:11

meod-ziz?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 19 Jan 2019 00:39

shimobaatar wrote:
19 Jan 2019 00:11
meod-ziz?
meodz-iz

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