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Re: Bootstrapping a cooperative conlang

Date:Monday, November 19, 2007, 0:04
In a message dated 11/18/2007 5:38:04 PM Central Standard Time,
fiziwig@YAHOO.COM writes:

> One way I would differ with the NSM approach is that not every word would > have > to be defined in terms of semantic primes. Once various basic non-prime words > had been defined I would want to define additional words in terms of those > non-primes. In other words, if I have already defined "frizlap" as "musical > instrument" I wouldn't want the definition of "violin" to repeat all the > verbiage that defines "frizlap", but simply to use "frizlap" in the > definition > of "violin". > > --gary >
I agree with this wholeheartedly. stevo </HTML>