Guess the Word in Romlangs

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » 19 Mar 2020 03:38

oh was it *w in Classical Latin then?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 19 Mar 2020 16:10

qwed117 wrote:
19 Mar 2020 03:38
oh was it *w in Classical Latin then?
[tick] Indeed it was!
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 19 Mar 2020 17:36

Is it descended from, or at least related to, vīvō?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » 20 Mar 2020 04:25

does the a in magrir descend from a diphthong or monophthong containing /a/?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 20 Mar 2020 18:15

shimobaatar wrote:
19 Mar 2020 17:36
Is it descended from, or at least related to, vīvō?
[tick] Correct! [:D]
qwed117 wrote:
20 Mar 2020 04:25
does the a in magrir descend from a diphthong or monophthong containing /a/?
[tick] It does.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 20 Mar 2020 22:34

Jackk wrote:
10 Mar 2020 08:36
shimobaatar wrote:
10 Mar 2020 00:40
Is magrir descended from a 4th conjugation verb in Classical Latin?
[cross] The verbal derivation is later than Classical Latin.
Was magrir derived from a word that was present in Classical Latin?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 21 Mar 2020 21:41

shimobaatar wrote:
20 Mar 2020 22:34
Jackk wrote:
10 Mar 2020 08:36
shimobaatar wrote:
10 Mar 2020 00:40
Is magrir descended from a 4th conjugation verb in Classical Latin?
[cross] The verbal derivation is later than Classical Latin.
Was magrir derived from a word that was present in Classical Latin?
[tick] Yes, it is.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 22 Mar 2020 19:52

This is a bit of a shot in the dark, but is it related to macer?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 23 Mar 2020 11:37

shimobaatar wrote:
22 Mar 2020 19:52
This is a bit of a shot in the dark, but is it related to macer?
[tick] It is! [:D]
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » 25 Mar 2020 12:09

so "to live thinning". Does it mean "to diet"?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 25 Mar 2020 12:38

qwed117 wrote:
25 Mar 2020 12:09
so "to live thinning". Does it mean "to diet"?
[cross] It does not.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 26 Mar 2020 02:07

Does the meaning of magrir have something to do with becoming thinner?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 26 Mar 2020 11:01

shimobaatar wrote:
26 Mar 2020 02:07
Does the meaning of magrir have something to do with becoming thinner?
:?: Hmmm, ok

- "become thin" was a sense of this word in the past
- becoming thinner is a result of literally doing one of its modern senses
- it is being used metaphorically in the phrase
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » 26 Mar 2020 14:13

so, something along the lines of '"living poorly" - like "starving" or "malnutrition"?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 26 Mar 2020 18:32

qwed117 wrote:
26 Mar 2020 14:13
so, something along the lines of '"living poorly" - like "starving" or "malnutrition"?
[cross] Very much no.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 29 Mar 2020 13:45

"to exercise", maybe? With weight loss as a goal?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 29 Mar 2020 16:41

shimobaatar wrote:
29 Mar 2020 13:45
"to exercise", maybe? With weight loss as a goal?
[cross] No.
Jackk wrote:
26 Mar 2020 11:01
[magrir] is being used metaphorically in the phrase
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 29 Mar 2020 16:49

Jackk wrote:
29 Mar 2020 16:41
Jackk wrote:
26 Mar 2020 11:01
[magrir] is being used metaphorically in the phrase
Right, but I thought it might help to try to figure out what the typical/literal meaning is first.
Jackk wrote:
26 Mar 2020 11:01
- becoming thinner is a result of literally doing one of its modern senses
Is this "becoming thinner" as in a person losing weight, or as in an object being whittled down, or something else?

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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Jackk » 29 Mar 2020 18:03

shimobaatar wrote:
29 Mar 2020 16:49
Right, but I thought it might help to try to figure out what the typical/literal meaning is first.
Sure [:D] I'll just note that the whole phrase veur a magrir is never used literally. But yeah, it possibly is worth workign out what magrir literally means in the modern sense.
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29 Mar 2020 16:49
Is this "becoming thinner" as in a person losing weight, or as in an object being whittled down, or something else?
Losing weight.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » 29 Mar 2020 19:01

So it's not "starve", "diet", or "exercise". Hmm… does magrir generally have a positive connotation?

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