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Creyeditor wrote: 09 Nov 2020 13:42 Was it a low vowel?
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Does the first noun of the compound derive from PG: *wallijǭ and does the whole thing mean 'wave-breaker'?
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Creyeditor wrote: 09 Nov 2020 13:56 Does the first noun of the compound derive from PG: *wallijǭ and does the whole thing mean 'wave-breaker'?
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Sorry, there's something I've just realized I should clarify. The first part of the compound, well, is a noun synchronically, but it's not necessarily derived from a noun in Proto-Germanic.
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Was the low vowel in the first member of the compound directly followed by *ll in PG?
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Creyeditor wrote: 09 Nov 2020 16:44 Was the low vowel in the first member of the compound directly followed by *ll in PG?
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is *well from *walwijana?
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qwed117 wrote: 09 Nov 2020 18:14 is *well from *walwijana?
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Is the progenitor of *well in PG a verb? and if so is the verb trisyllabic in the citation form that Wikipedia uses?
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qwed117 wrote: 11 Nov 2020 01:20 Is the progenitor of *well in PG a verb? and if so is the verb trisyllabic in the citation form that Wikipedia uses?
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Was it a weak class 2 verb?
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qwed117 wrote: 11 Nov 2020 18:56 Was it a weak class 2 verb?
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strong class 7c verb?
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qwed117 wrote: 12 Nov 2020 00:43 strong class 7c verb?
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Is *well from *waljana?

Hmm. This is a bit confusing. I can’t tbink of a phrase like “the tearing to bits of chosen-edges”, and I find it difficult to imagine it meaning something like “destruction of a paper with choices written” - ie “destruction of a ballot”
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qwed117 wrote: 12 Nov 2020 02:09 Is *well from *waljana?
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qwed117 wrote: 12 Nov 2020 02:09 Hmm. This is a bit confusing. I can’t tbink of a phrase like “the tearing to bits of chosen-edges”, and I find it difficult to imagine it meaning something like “destruction of a paper with choices written” - ie “destruction of a ballot”
Interpreting well- as specifically "chosen" won't help you, I'd say, and the root of teketting means "to cut". That shouldn't be taken 100% literally here, but I'd still say that thinking in terms of "cutting" might be more helpful than thinking in terms of "tearing". Also:
shimobaatar wrote: 02 Nov 2020 23:24 edges is indeed equivalent in etymology and, generally, in meaning to English "edges", although in this context, "edges" wouldn't be my first choice as a translation.
You're not entirely on the wrong track, though.
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shimobaatar wrote: 12 Nov 2020 02:19 You're not entirely on the wrong track, though.
What I meant by this was that the meaning of the phrase is related to elections/voting, although it isn't "destroying ballots".
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Does it mean something related to "not fulfill expectations"? If not, does <well> mean 'to vote', similar to the cognate in Modern German?
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Creyeditor wrote: 22 Nov 2020 09:06 Does it mean something related to "not fulfill expectations"?
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Creyeditor wrote: 22 Nov 2020 09:06 If not, does <well> mean 'to vote', similar to the cognate in Modern German?
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Does it mean the delimitation of electoral constituencies? (i.e. 'redistricting', 'determination of seat boundaries', etc)
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Salmoneus wrote: 22 Nov 2020 15:35 Does it mean the delimitation of electoral constituencies? (i.e. 'redistricting', 'determination of seat boundaries', etc)
Very, very close! welledges is indeed "electoral constituencies/districts". teketting has decidedly negative connotations, however.
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