Basic vocabulary when starting a conlang
|From:||Roberto Suarez Soto <ask4it@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, August 31, 2002, 13:23|
What do you think is the basic vocabulary to start a conlang?
I was thinking that there are a few verbs that, because of its
everyday use or significance, should be the first to be "created": to
be, to have, to live, to die, to go, to come. There should also be a few
basic words, as: man, woman, child, life, death, sky, earth, water,
fire, god. And of course, the basic personal pronouns: I, you,
he/she/it, we, you, they.
Of course, then there would be more specific or strange verbs,
nouns and pronouns depending on each culture/language. But I think a
basic list of these terms would be useful when starting a conlang (for
me, at least! :-)). Is there any of this already in the FAQ, or
Roberto Suarez Soto