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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). Greetings, Jörg.


JS Bangs <jaspax@...>