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Re: phonology, grammar and lexicon

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Monday, October 6, 2008, 20:10

On Thu, 2 Oct 2008 14:45:18 -0400, Jack Hall wrote:

> Hi! I've created many conlangs, but one thing seems unclear, does it play > any role in wich order you create the phonology, grammar and lexicon? And if > it does, i know that first i will create the phonology but if it play any > role, in wich order should i do the grammar and the lexicon? Regards
It is often said that you have to start with the phonology, because if you revise the phonology later, you have to revise all your words and all that, and I indeed usually work out the phonology first. But as others here have already said, you can explore the grammar of a language without knowing the phonoloy by means of working with interlinear glosses. Lexicon, however, pretty much requires the basics of the phonology already being settled, I think. In my own conlangs, as I said I start with the phonology, then grammar and a few words for the purpose of building sample sentences, then the rest of the lexicon (which takes forever with me). ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf


Michael Poxon <mike@...>