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Re: basic vocab

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Friday, September 22, 2000, 3:22
On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 09:41:01PM +0200, Irina Rempt wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Sep 2000, Jim Hopkins wrote: > > > At present, I keep lists of what I consider to be Druni sounding words that > > come to me spontaneously and then assign what seem to me to be "appropriate" > > meanings to them as I need them. It's all very intuitive. > > That sounds quite a lot like what I'm doing: I have the "Spare Roots > File" that I keep Valdyan-sounding roots in and consult it when I > need a word, looking for the one that most seems to mean whatever I > mean.
[snip] Hmm, good idea. I think I should start keeping a file of spare roots too. So far I've just been coming up with whatever pops into my head whenever I need a new word. Which is probably the reason my lexicon is only 36 entries long even though I've worked out enough of my conlang to express subordinate clauses and proper names already! :-P Pronouns should be coming soon, too, once I straighten out the details of nominator sentences and back-referencing relatives (particles). Perhaps I should spend some time on expanding the vocabulary first? T