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Re: Basic vocabulary when starting a conlang

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Sunday, September 1, 2002, 6:17
On 31 Aug 02, at 14:54, David Peterson wrote:

> "To die" is pretty standard, but why not have the basic verb "to be > dead", and the verb "to die" a derivation, "to become dead"? I've > never seen it, but there's no reason why it couldn't > happen.
Lojban has this. "morsi" is roughly "to be dead"; "die" is commonly rendered by "mrobi'o", from mro < morsi + bi'o < binxo, which means (roughly) "to become". Cheers, Philip -- Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>