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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. > Comments? > -M
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 language model. 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 1600 words. Oh, and in case some one needs to ask, British American Scientific International Community=BASIC -- Brad Coon listowner battleship-l (outdoor and prim.skills) The believer is happy, the doubter is wise.--Proverb of unknown origin.