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by spanick
12 Oct 2020 19:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yemya (IE Naming Language)
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Yemya (IE Naming Language)

I just learned about “chrematonyms”; “names of things”. I think names of houses and perhaps other important buildings might deserve their own category instead of being lumped in with “things”. But I’m sure most of us have run into naming of inanimate objects other than long-lived or large plants or...
by spanick
12 Oct 2020 19:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naming & Naming Languages
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Naming & Naming Languages

Would you like to start a “naming languages” thread, or keep it just to Yemya? I thought this was an interesting idea and deserved its own thread. I've seen a thread or two about naming conventions in conlangs in the Conworlding subforum. This thread is a place to discuss naming conventions used in...
by spanick
12 Oct 2020 14:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yemya (IE Naming Language)
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Yemya (IE Naming Language)

Spanick, would you mind if I borrowed some of your words for my Paatherye? A few of them fit perfectly in its phonetic scheme and would make for some nice doublets. In universe, I will call it "an unknown Indo-European substrate language", but out of universe I will reference you of course. Wow, su...
by spanick
10 Oct 2020 15:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 228
Views: 42112

Re: Silvish - Traditional given names

An idea for Silvish first names I've been mulling over for the past few days: Beginning in the Middle Ages, Silvia developed an idiosyncratic system of given names; at its most widespread, it worked as follows: The first son and the first daughter in a family received compound given names based on ...
by spanick
09 Oct 2020 04:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yemya (IE Naming Language)
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Yemya (IE Naming Language)

What interests you about naming languages? I have been watching a lot of YouTu.be videos about conlanging and worldbuilding during the quarantine. A handful of them have been about naming, and at least implicitly about naming-languages, and they caught my eye. Some are about naming people (whether ...
by spanick
09 Oct 2020 03:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yemya (IE Naming Language)
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Yemya (IE Naming Language)

I have recently become interested in naming languages. (Whether this will be an abiding interest or a passing fancy is yet to be seen!) What interests you about naming languages? This post of yours looks promising; I like what you’ve done so far. Would you like to post more? Or is there something y...
by spanick
07 Oct 2020 21:39
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 136
Views: 1502

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

Creyeditor wrote: 07 Oct 2020 21:37 Does the phrase mean "whitening toothpaste"? With the verb root being from PG *hwītijaną?
Yes!
by spanick
07 Oct 2020 21:33
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 136
Views: 1502

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

Creyeditor wrote: 07 Oct 2020 21:16 Does the second consonant <c> result from an earlier palatalization process?
Yes
by spanick
07 Oct 2020 21:10
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 136
Views: 1502

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

Does the /øː/ in höcado descend from one of *iu *eu *au in Proto-Germanic? No. Does the initial <h> descend from PG initial *<h> /x/? Hmm, tough to answer without giving too much away. The Initial <h> does correspond to an initial *h grapheme but it doesn’t necessarily correspond to the phoneme /x/...
by spanick
07 Oct 2020 19:50
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 136
Views: 1502

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

Creyeditor wrote: 07 Oct 2020 19:43 Is the verb root related to PG *hūdijaną?
Nope
by spanick
07 Oct 2020 19:32
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 136
Views: 1502

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

Creyeditor wrote: 07 Oct 2020 19:30 Is it derived from Proto-Germanic *hōdijaną?
No.
by spanick
07 Oct 2020 19:28
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 136
Views: 1502

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

Creyeditor wrote: 07 Oct 2020 19:27
spanick wrote: 07 Oct 2020 17:46
Creyeditor wrote: 07 Oct 2020 17:31 Is -ado a suffix or the suffixal part of a compound?
It’s a suffix and höc is the root.
Is it a verbal root?
Yes.
by spanick
07 Oct 2020 19:13
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 136
Views: 1502

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

eldin raigmore wrote: 07 Oct 2020 19:04
spanick wrote: 07 Oct 2020 19:02
Creyeditor wrote: 07 Oct 2020 18:58 Is the suffix -ado an adjectivizer/a participle suffix?
A participle, yes.
A passive or perfective or past participle?
Would -ando be the active or imperfective or present participle?
It is not a passive or perfective or past participle.

-ando is not a morpheme.
by spanick
07 Oct 2020 19:02
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 136
Views: 1502

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

Creyeditor wrote: 07 Oct 2020 18:58 Is the suffix -ado an adjectivizer/a participle suffix?
A participle, yes.
by spanick
07 Oct 2020 17:46
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 136
Views: 1502

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

Creyeditor wrote: 07 Oct 2020 17:31 Is -ado a suffix or the suffixal part of a compound?
It’s a suffix and höc is the root.
by spanick
07 Oct 2020 05:58
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 136
Views: 1502

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

Khemehekis wrote: 07 Oct 2020 05:48 Does höcado mean "halogen"?
Nope.
by spanick
07 Oct 2020 04:45
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 136
Views: 1502

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

Khemehekis wrote: 07 Oct 2020 04:40 Is höcado derived from Nahuatl xocoatl/English chocolate/German Schokolade/etc.?
Nope.
by spanick
07 Oct 2020 04:29
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 136
Views: 1502

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

shimobaatar wrote: 07 Oct 2020 04:28 Is höcado an adjective?
It’s functioning as an adjective, yes.
by spanick
07 Oct 2020 04:27
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 136
Views: 1502

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

Cool word! Because I'm currently doing the "Guess the word in the Romlang" game, I'll pass this to whosoëver wants it. Seeing as it’s been a few days and no one has stepped up, I guess I’ll have a go. Modern Sortsbergish höcado tatspast /høːt͡sado tatspast/ I edited this from tatspasta to tatspast,...
by spanick
07 Oct 2020 00:35
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 136
Views: 1502

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

Khemehekis wrote: 07 Oct 2020 00:30 Is it a food item?
No.