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.