Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Hello all: I'm new...a quick question about v

From:Mathias M. Lassailly <lassailly@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 7, 1998, 19:29
 I set my sights too high for Kesa with a goal to
> >translate 15,000 English words. I got up to 2,500. I have a hard time > >limiting my vocabularies under 2,000 words. What are your meathods? >
Through years I have designed a meathod which allows me to make up compound words almost instinctively from root concepts with the help my seven enclitics (like in Sylvia or Joshua's languages) regardless of conwords. I have listed the root concepts (around 1150). But I don't think you could use them because it is designed with regard to the syntax of my conlang (which actually doesn't make much difference between words and phrases) so it lacks opposites ('good' is listed, not 'bad'; 'child' as a relationship is in, not 'parent'), reverses ('absorb' is in, not 'expell'), some nouns of results, almost all nouns of agents except tools and ... verbs (no verb in my language : verbs listed are in fact nouns of action). It also lacks specialising vocabulary. ----- See the original message at -- Free e-mail group hosting at