Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 25 Jan 2019 20:16

Is the second morpheme a derivational suffix?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 25 Jan 2019 23:57

shimobaatar wrote:
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Is the second morpheme a derivational suffix?
Yes.

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Given it's been two weeks, I'm willing to simply reveal the word.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 26 Jan 2019 00:27

I don't think it's taken this long because it's too hard. It's just that the only person guessing has been too busy to keep the game moving along.

Anyway, was the <e> originally *e?

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Post by spanick » 26 Jan 2019 21:19

shimobaatar wrote:
26 Jan 2019 00:27
Anyway, was the <e> originally *e?
No

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Post by shimobaatar » 26 Jan 2019 22:57

*i?

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Post by spanick » 26 Jan 2019 23:22

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*i?
Yup

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 27 Jan 2019 05:55

Is the first morpheme related to this word?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 27 Jan 2019 06:06

shimobaatar wrote:
27 Jan 2019 05:55
Is the first morpheme related to this word?
Yes!

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Post by shimobaatar » 27 Jan 2019 12:00

Does it mean something like "mildness, softness, tenderness"?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 27 Jan 2019 17:26

shimobaatar wrote:
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Does it mean something like "mildness, softness, tenderness"?
Yes! Well, it's a little bit more narrow than that. Generally used more like "mercy, compassion, sympathy".

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 03 Feb 2019 22:02

Sorry for the delay.

Language: Modern South Germanic
Word: empscåj
IPA: [ˈʔɛ̃mpskɒj]

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 05 Feb 2019 14:27

shimobaatar wrote:
03 Feb 2019 22:02
Sorry for the delay.

Language: Modern South Germanic
Word: empscåj
IPA: [ˈʔɛ̃mpskɒj]
Is it composed of two morphemes emp.scåj?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 05 Feb 2019 14:29

spanick wrote:
05 Feb 2019 14:27
shimobaatar wrote:
03 Feb 2019 22:02
Sorry for the delay.

Language: Modern South Germanic
Word: empscåj
IPA: [ˈʔɛ̃mpskɒj]
Is it composed of two morphemes emp.scåj?
emps-cåj

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 05 Feb 2019 14:30

shimobaatar wrote:
05 Feb 2019 14:29
spanick wrote:
05 Feb 2019 14:27
shimobaatar wrote:
03 Feb 2019 22:02
Sorry for the delay.

Language: Modern South Germanic
Word: empscåj
IPA: [ˈʔɛ̃mpskɒj]
Is it composed of two morphemes emp.scåj?
emps-cåj
Oh...tricksy.

Is it a noun?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 05 Feb 2019 14:33

spanick wrote:
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Is it a noun?
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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 05 Feb 2019 17:14

Is it composed of a noun and a sufficient morpheme?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 05 Feb 2019 17:46

spanick wrote:
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Is it composed of a noun and a sufficient morpheme?
I’m not sure what you mean by “sufficient”, but they’re both nouns.
Edit: Actually, I should probably mention that the -s- is a suffix, but it’s not relevant to the meaning.

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 05 Feb 2019 22:31

shimobaatar wrote:
05 Feb 2019 17:46
spanick wrote:
05 Feb 2019 17:14
Is it composed of a noun and a sufficient morpheme?
I’m not sure what you mean by “sufficient”, but they’re both nouns.
Edit: Actually, I should probably mention that the -s- is a suffix, but it’s not relevant to the meaning.
"Sufficient" is my stupid phone's auto-correct for "suffixing".

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Post by spanick » 05 Feb 2019 22:31

Did the first noun begin with a vowel in PG?

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Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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spanick wrote:
05 Feb 2019 22:31
Did the first noun begin with a vowel in PG?
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