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Re: Natural Semantic Metalanguage

From:Ben Haanstra <kof@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 22:53
>I'm reminded of a series of competitions Edward de Bono set in the >columns of a long-deceased science magazine called Science Journal, >back in the 60's. One of them was to design a language containing >not more than twenty words. I remember few details, though, and I >don't know of those columns being published in a more lasting form. >But it might be interesting to try the same idea here.
I would be really interested in such a 'contest' (if you could call it that). I mean it could be very inspirational for conlangs as well it shows how people 'structurize' the world around them. Needless to say I'm still working on an oligosynthetic/oligosanalytic language which currently contains 141 roots. Any ideas are welcome.