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English-esque Vocabulary Range

From:Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>
Date:Thursday, January 16, 2003, 6:55
Emaelivpair Muke Tever:
>Well, English is a very wide-ranging language, and considering that it's
>much half French and has a wide technical vocabulary from Latin and Greek, you >have three major branches of PIE (Germanic, Italic, Hellenic) in a >comprehensive English-based IE list such as the AHD4's.
Oh no, now you've gone and done it. Now you're going to make me create a new language that Asha'ille can borrow from so that it can have lots of synonyms with different shades of meaning. I hate you. ;) I think this other language will have to be significantly different in terms of phonology. Um, just 'cause. I already have three related languages in pre-embryonic stages (the direct parent language, Gharchove; Old Asha'ille, aka Sarenshille; and Proto-Ille-Gharchove), so I don't want this other language to sound like that language family. Several people have recently complained about accidentally reinventing a word which had already existed in their language. Seems to me that _intentionally_ doing that could help with the synonym thing. I really do like all the vocabulary English has... Has anyone else wanted to go for English levels of polysemy (or higher)? How have you gone about acheiving this? -- AA


Muke Tever <mktvr@...>