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,
> One way I would differ with the NSM approach is that not every word would
> 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
> of "violin".
I agree with this wholeheartedly.