Re: restricted semantics language
|Date:||Monday, June 23, 2008, 14:02|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of R A Brown
> > I see no mention as to whether he researched any universalsor
> > not, but what he has is interestingly in line with other
> > articles I've read.
> A very good point. My own interest in Lips-Kith, which I cameacross at
> the end of the 1950s, was partly because of Scarisbrick'sclaim to have
> used "universal" roots. I too could find no evidence of any indepth
> research (which does not necessarily mean there wasn't any).
> My own feeling is that Scarisbrick knew Latin, Greek andHebrew and
> probably some other European languages and that his universalswere
> derived by intuition rather than systematic research. But I
> may be doing the gentleman an injustice.
Possibly. This is the first I've heard of this language. I
know Jespersen did some work on phonosemantics too, applying the
idea of natural selection to words that are more universal in
I've also been looking a bit into synesthesia as applied to