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Re: [CONLANG] Láadan

From:Davis, Iain E. <feaelin@...>
Date:Monday, December 2, 2002, 18:00
> -----Original Message----- > From: Joe [mailto:joe@WANTAGE.COM]
> Odd...the English vocabulary is somewhat too big for me ;-). > I think we should eliminate all the Romance vocabulary, that > way I'd spend less time sifting through it to find the word I want...
English has an enormous vocabulary, yes. But, how much of that vocabulary actually has a very specific nuance to it? Invariably, the word that "technically fits" has an negative connotation that I don't wish attached to what I'm trying to say. A listener may even stop listening if the word has too negative a connotation. (also?) There are some feelings that I have trouble explaining to someone else, because there are not any specific words for them, so I spend many sentences (and usually more in response to misinterpretation on the part of the listener) to convey them. :)