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Letf / Right, was Re: Count and mass nouns:Rihana-ye

From:John L. Leland <lelandconlang@...>
Date:Sunday, February 1, 2004, 23:24
In a message dated 1/24/04 10:38:24 AM Pacific Standard Time,
axiem@FASTMAIL.FM writes:

<< So basically, someone could take a word, and take all of it's non-root
 subwords, look them up, substitute the definition, and continue ad recursium
 until you have a (fairly long, I imagine) definition of that word just using
 root words. >>

It is my intention that all words in Rihana-ye could be understood that
way,since they are all built up from my small quantity of basic root words. The
system is not really that transparent, since some of the judgments about what the
root combination means become arbitrary, especially for the more abstract
words, but even so I believe the meanings of most words could be guessed by
anyone familiar with the root vocabulary.
My handwritten cardindex vocabulary list contains such derivations for the
words, and I hope some day to computerize it;  the entries in the Master
Dictionary do not contain that information.
John Leland