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Re: restricted semantics language

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 17:03
On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Nils Schäffer <nils.schaeffer@...> wrote:

> this is my first post to the conlang mailing list.
> i wonder if anyone has got any sources/ideas to a priori languages where the > main feature is a highly restricted semantics, say languages that are > constructed around a set of sememes which are meant to be primitives out of > which many possible meanings can be generated. i have read about
This is a fairly common conlang type, actually. Maybe the best known is Toki Pona, but there are a number of others. John Clifford gave a talk on conlangs of this type to the first Language Creation Conference; I think the video is online. -- Jim Henry