creating words (was Re: "Language Creation" in your conlang)
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 13, 2003, 19:57|
On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 11:43:22 +0100,
Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:
> None of my other conlangs appear to be up to the task ATM. I've never been
> good at creating vocabulary.
I know very well what you are talking about. I am also pathetic
at creating words; my strengths in the field of conlanging lie in
coming up with (hopefully) interesting phonologies and morphologies.
Lack of vocabulary is what weighs down my "Elvish" languages most:
while I have clear ideas about their phonology and a host of good ideas
for their grammar, the languages need words, words and more words.
Hence, I find it easier to come up with a posteriori languages
such as Germanech; but on the other hand, I have numerous ideas
I want to use in my languages that don't fit into an a posteriori
scheme based on something I know (essentially Germanic and Romance).