Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Comparison of philosophical languages

From:Shreyas Sampat <ssampat@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 19:26
> OK. You are right. "Hell" and "god" are common words, > but you would not use them frequently as root words. > "Religious" is a more versatile root word than "hell" or > "god" and so it has to be the only religious root word in a > limited vocabulary of the root words.
Disagree. I find, looking at your tables, that you have a great deal of roots like "manipulation", "communication", "philosophical", "atmospheric". Lots of abstracts. Why? In my experience, it's much more common for concrete roots to occur first, and abstractions to come out of them. Examine the words above. Not a single one is monomorphemic. I suggest that you consider, rather than filling your roots with abstracts, you find more concrete roots, and make use of an abstractivizer (making "legal" out of "rule", for example.) --- Shreyas Sampat