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Basic English (was something else)

From:alypius <krazyal@...>
Date:Thursday, August 26, 1999, 1:24
> >>Matthew Kehrt wrote: >> >>> I noticed on the thread about people's leastt favorite part of inventing >>> a language, creating roots and vocab rank high. Heres an idea. The >>> Model languages website has a list of all of the words in Basic >>> English. I downloaded it into Word, and converted into a new etymology, >>> as well as a lexicon. >>> Comments? >> >Many of the basic English words are used in a large body of idioms unique
>English. One would have to create new words not only for the basic English >words, but also for each of common idioms that they are used in. A >top-notch English dictionary will contain the most common idioms under one >or more of the words used in that idiom. This would be a rather >time-consuming chore--to make of list of both the basic English words _and_ >the common idioms that they are used in--but I wish someone would do it and >make it public. I've toyed with the idea for a long time, but haven't had >the time. Besides, I'll have to find a better English dictionary than any
>have now. One of the drawbacks of rarely needing a dictionary is that one >tends to buy only the most basic models. Oh, well. ~alypius > >