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Re: Vocabulary building

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Friday, March 30, 2001, 17:59
* Roger Mills said on 2001-03-20 18:52:57 +0100
> From another (ahem, serious) list, I received the following inquiry, > which might be of conlang interest, too, as it covers areas of > vocabulary often overlooked. Obviously if your conpeople are not > anthropoid, some entries may not apply (as "earlobe" DNA in Kash).
Uh, what's the definition of "minor body parts"? The less important? Do you have urls/isbn or similar to the mysterious David Wilkins (1996)?
> "...a typological study of the way in which terms for minor body > [parts] and bodily effluvia are lexicalized, expanding on the work > done by David Wilkins (1996) in similar semantic domains. I am > especially interested in which terms have a monomorphemic or literal > gloss and which are multimorphemic and/or figurative."