Re: Root creation
|From:||Brad Coon <bradandjen@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 25, 1999, 3:17|
Matthew Kehrt wrote:
> I noticed on the thread about people's leastt favorite part of inventing
> a language, creating roots and vocab rank high. Heres an idea. The
> Model languages website has a list of all of the words in Basic
> English. I downloaded it into Word, and converted into a new etymology,
> as well as a lexicon.
For most of us on the list, a relex (which is what you are basically
doing) is not in line with the particular vision of our languages.
That being said, there is nothing wrong with doing it that way. Bear in
mind that Basic English (BASIC is an acronym by the way)
takes advantage of the often multiple meanings associated with an
English word which may or may not be compatible with your particular
Having said all of that, Basic English was in fact the original basis
of my vocabulary work in Nova although after 27 years, it is hopefully
hard to tell that. For what it is worth, at my conlang site I have
a combined list of Basic English and Essential World English with about
Oh, and in case some one needs to ask, British American Scientific
http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Gorge/7264 (outdoor and prim.skills)
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