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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,
nils.schaeffer@GMAIL.COM writes:

> 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 her primitives. I hope to build a language from her primitives, from the bottom up, rather than top-down, the way natlang definitions are done. stevo </HTML>