Re: restricted semantics language
|Date:||Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 18:06|
In a message dated 6/3/2008 12:02:56 PM Central Daylight Time,
> 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.
I want to do something like this, but I am not good at defining words with
I hope to build a language from her primitives, from the bottom up, rather
than top-down, the way natlang definitions are done.