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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
somewhere else?

        Roberto Suarez Soto


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