In response to qwed117's post:
In response to sangi39's latest post:
I would like to thank everyone who participated for taking the time to do so! I hope this was enjoyable for all of you. I certainly enjoyed seeing your reconstruction attempts.
The four words in the protolanguage were:
[ˈkʷaʊ̯ʃluːteː] - [ˈnreːʃleʊ̯] - [kʷaːˈhospan] - [ˈkroːn]
In terms of segments:
Word 1 - ɶʙ ɞʛ and qwed117 came the closest, both reconstructing 3 out of 7 correctly.
Word 2 - ɶʙ ɞʛ came the closest, reconstructing 3 out of 6 correctly.
Word 3 - sangi39 came the closest, reconstructing 6 out of 8 correctly.
Word 4 - sangi39's guess was spot-on, reconstructing all 4 segments correctly.
I'm giving this round to sangi39, not only for correctly reconstructing word 4 and coming very close on word 3, but also for working out all of the subgroupings correctly, paying attention to stress, and for being spot-on with 26 of his 56 lower-level reconstructions (if I've counted correctly).
For anyone who's curious, I can post an outline of the sound changes I used to derive all the "modern" forms of the words.