Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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spanick wrote: 24 Jan 2020 23:23
Salmoneus wrote: 24 Jan 2020 22:19 Is it something like "scribe" or "clerk"? [i.e. a word drudge]
No.
Oh yeah, sorry, missed the whole 'not a noun phrase' thing...

"to become a slave/servant"?
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Salmoneus wrote: 25 Jan 2020 03:02
spanick wrote: 24 Jan 2020 23:23
Salmoneus wrote: 24 Jan 2020 22:19 Is it something like "scribe" or "clerk"? [i.e. a word drudge]
No.
Oh yeah, sorry, missed the whole 'not a noun phrase' thing...

"to become a slave/servant"?
No.

I should point out that like in German, infinitives are usually cited with the object before the verb.
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spanick wrote: 16 Jan 2020 06:44 Weddisch
wúrd drúge
wild guess probably wrong but the first thing i thought of when i saw it ...

to cheat fate, to escape, to get lucky

from proto-Germanic roots https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstr ... nic/wurdiz and https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstr ... ugan%C4%85 (the first one, not the second)
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Pabappa wrote: 25 Jan 2020 06:15
spanick wrote: 16 Jan 2020 06:44 Weddisch
wúrd drúge
wild guess probably wrong but the first thing i thought of when i saw it ...

to cheat fate, to escape, to get lucky

from proto-Germanic roots https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstr ... nic/wurdiz and https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstr ... ugan%C4%85 (the first one, not the second)
No, but you’re on the right track. And wúrd does descend from *wurdiz.
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spanick wrote: 24 Jan 2020 03:12 Is this too difficult or are people just not particularly interested at the moment?
Ah, sorry. Life and all that…

Does it mean something like "to suffer/endure a fate"?
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shimobaatar wrote: 25 Jan 2020 17:15 Does it mean something like "to suffer/endure a fate"?
More or less, yes.
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spanick wrote: 25 Jan 2020 21:12
shimobaatar wrote: 25 Jan 2020 17:15 Does it mean something like "to suffer/endure a fate"?
More or less, yes.
Is the intended meaning more specific or less specific, if that makes sense?
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shimobaatar wrote: 30 Jan 2020 03:18
spanick wrote: 25 Jan 2020 21:12
shimobaatar wrote: 25 Jan 2020 17:15 Does it mean something like "to suffer/endure a fate"?
More or less, yes.
Is the intended meaning more specific or less specific, if that makes sense?
Sorry, I should have been more clear that I think that is an acceptable answer. haha

I would actually gloss it as "accept (one's) fate."
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spanick wrote: 30 Jan 2020 03:23
shimobaatar wrote: 30 Jan 2020 03:18
spanick wrote: 25 Jan 2020 21:12
shimobaatar wrote: 25 Jan 2020 17:15 Does it mean something like "to suffer/endure a fate"?
More or less, yes.
Is the intended meaning more specific or less specific, if that makes sense?
Sorry, I should have been more clear that I think that is an acceptable answer. haha

I would actually gloss it as "accept (one's) fate."
Oh, haha, my mistake! I'll try to have something soon.

Another interesting word/phrase, by the way!
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Sorry for the wait!

Language: Lemovian
Word: fonbärgazga
IPA: [ˈfôːmbɛ́rˌgàzgá]
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shimobaatar wrote: 11 Feb 2020 20:41 Sorry for the wait!

Language: Lemovian
Word: fonbärgazga
IPA: [ˈfôːmbɛ́rˌgàzgá]
This looks interesting! Is it a noun?
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spanick wrote: 12 Feb 2020 02:37
shimobaatar wrote: 11 Feb 2020 20:41 Sorry for the wait!

Language: Lemovian
Word: fonbärgazga
IPA: [ˈfôːmbɛ́rˌgàzgá]
This looks interesting! Is it a noun?
Thank you!

It is a noun. [tick]
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Can it’s morphemes be broken up fon-bärg-azga?
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spanick wrote: 13 Feb 2020 00:57 Can it’s morphemes be broken up fon-bärg-azga?
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is the middle morpheme descended from *bergaz?
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spanick wrote: 14 Feb 2020 19:53 is the middle morpheme descended from *bergaz?
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shimobaatar wrote: 11 Feb 2020 20:41 Sorry for the wait!

Language: Lemovian
Word: fonbärgazga
IPA: [ˈfôːmbɛ́rˌgàzgá]
Volcanic ash?
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Void wrote: 15 Feb 2020 00:56
shimobaatar wrote: 11 Feb 2020 20:41 Sorry for the wait!

Language: Lemovian
Word: fonbärgazga
IPA: [ˈfôːmbɛ́rˌgàzgá]
Volcanic ash?
Damn, well done! That's exactly right. [tick] [tick] [tick]
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Nice. Both the Gothic fon and azga gave it away.

Next: smirrhâ [ˈsmɪr̥ːaː]
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Void wrote: 16 Feb 2020 00:25 Nice. Both the Gothic fon and azga gave it away.

Next: smirrhâ [ˈsmɪr̥ːaː]
Is it a verb?
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