Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

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qwed117 wrote: 03 Oct 2020 19:09 Ah, a living fossil! Like a coelacanth or a gingko
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Yes, exactly! [:D]

I figure one could also say something like livjand fossil or livjande fossilja, but I don't think those would have kept us occupied for almost 7 months. [:P]

Many thanks to everyone who participated in this round of the game!

A bit more background on the phrase:
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As I mentioned, frastänodhed was calqued from the word for fossil in a Slavic language, not just to present more of a challenge but also for vague cultural/althistorical reasons. As far as I can tell, nothing like *frastainōną is reconstructed for Proto-Germanic, but I took inspiration, so to speak, from Swedish förstena, Dutch verstenen, and German versteinern.

I chose to use the present participle of kviuna "to come (back) to life" rather than that of livja "to live, to be alive" to, again, try to make the game more interesting, but also because of how, when a "living fossil" species is described by mainstream science, popular media may talk about it as if it's been suddenly resurrected.
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Cool word! Because I'm currently doing the "Guess the word in the Romlang" game, I'll pass this to whosoëver wants it.
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So not a golem, then...
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qwed117 wrote: 03 Oct 2020 20:37 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/
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I edited this from tatspasta to tatspast, this doesn’t affect the meaning of the word but confirms it better to Sortsbergish morphophonology. You can consider “tatspasta” as a hint though.
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Is it a food item?
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Khemehekis wrote: 07 Oct 2020 00:30 Is it a food item?
No.
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spanick wrote: 07 Oct 2020 00:23
qwed117 wrote: 03 Oct 2020 20:37 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/
Spoiler:
I edited this from tatspasta to tatspast, this doesn’t affect the meaning of the word but confirms it better to Sortsbergish morphophonology. You can consider “tatspasta” as a hint though.
Better ask the obvious: Does “tatspast” mean toothpaste?
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qwed117 wrote: 07 Oct 2020 04:07
spanick wrote: 07 Oct 2020 00:23
qwed117 wrote: 03 Oct 2020 20:37 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/
Spoiler:
I edited this from tatspasta to tatspast, this doesn’t affect the meaning of the word but confirms it better to Sortsbergish morphophonology. You can consider “tatspasta” as a hint though.
Better ask the obvious: Does “tatspast” mean toothpaste?
Sure does.
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Is höcado an adjective?
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shimobaatar wrote: 07 Oct 2020 04:28 Is höcado an adjective?
It’s functioning as an adjective, yes.
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Is höcado derived from Nahuatl xocoatl/English chocolate/German Schokolade/etc.?
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Khemehekis wrote: 07 Oct 2020 04:40 Is höcado derived from Nahuatl xocoatl/English chocolate/German Schokolade/etc.?
Nope.
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Does höcado mean "halogen"?
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Khemehekis wrote: 07 Oct 2020 05:48 Does höcado mean "halogen"?
Nope.
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Is -ado a suffix or the suffixal part of a compound?
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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.
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Is the suffix -ado an adjectivizer/a participle suffix?
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Creyeditor wrote: 07 Oct 2020 18:58 Is the suffix -ado an adjectivizer/a participle suffix?
A participle, yes.
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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?
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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.
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