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Re: Retranslation

From:Kala Tunu <kalatunu@...>
Date:Thursday, February 21, 2002, 8:05
yeah, sorry again for that. i thought M. Rosenfelder's remark you quoted was
about auxlanging.
i just meant that i made the list of 1450 root words once for all. i don't
expect it to change and expand and i don't expect anyone to use it either. i
make new words out of already existing CVCV root words exactly like japanese
coin new words from a fix set of already existing kanjis. i also tend to forget
about some available roots and coin synonyms from two other roots like rare
kanjis can be substituted with a combination of more common ones. does this make
more sense?
i spent a lot of time listing intellectual, emotional, social concepts like the
jouyou kanjis do. i find those concepts the more difficult to coin from other
words, so having ready-to-use root words for them makes me feel more
comfortable. as a whole, i've never felt i needed "spare" roots yet and i find
it really exciting to make a new compound word. but yeah, "never say never"...
Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...> wrote:
> could you please never ever call me an auxlanger anymore?
I don't recall having called you that in the first place. I was just commenting on your statement that "every lawful CVCV combination has a meaning", which would appear to close the language to possible future meanings since there are no CVCV combinations left to represent them. Cheers, Philip -- Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...> <<< Mathias