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Re: restricted semantics language

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 22:48
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us now for wasting the dawn."��-Jim
Morrison����On Jun 3, 2008, at 9∞47 AM, Nils
Schäffer wrote:��> hello!�>�> 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�> wierzbicka's natural semantic metalanguage and have
something�> similar in�> mind, but without the academic approach and with a
larger corpus with�> perhaps hundreds of primitives.�>�> on one hand it
should do without an inherent taxonomy, as it is�> featured in�> foster's
ro, in favour of giving every single morpheme a well-defined�> meaning; on
the other hand it should not be constructed with a�> complete�> dictionary
in mind, as i think that could tempt the creator to�> determine�>
'interesting' metaphors that have to be remembered, rather than�>
searching�> for a morphosyntax which is attached afterwards to achieve
more�> flexibility�> when inventing new expressions.�>�> any comments
would be helpful�>�> nils�