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.