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Re: Word Creation

From:tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...>
Date:Saturday, May 21, 2005, 1:55
I also like the triliterals, which the Semitic and some African
families use.
The Polynesian families use bisyllabic roots.  They are my 2nd-
favorite pattern.
Check out Richard A. Morneau's "Lexical Semantics" page for a lot of
good ideas.  You don't want to use them all because you'll just come
up with a clone of his interlingua; but several of them are good
labor-saving ideas, by which if you've already come up with a word or
two, you can re-use the roots to derive more words.


--- In, Edward Miller <sewerbird@G...> wrote:
> Hello! > > If you are willing to adjust your language and structure,
> Morphology is a good, productive system to create words. I have the
> trouble making diverse, interesting sets of words, so creating a
template of
> "letter patterns I like" seemed like a good solution. You have to
really put
> your all into creating the patterns, but after that > > On 5/20/05, Adam F. <hypaholic@a...> wrote: > > > > I am really bad at creating words. I have tried several different
ways of
> > doing this, but I am never satisfied with the results. I have
taken the
> > word for something from two different languages and combined it
in some
> > way to get a new word, I have used programs to generate randon
words, and
> > I have made them up off the top of my head. Does anyone have any > > suggestions of other techniques that I might want to try? > > > > Thanks, > > Adam > > > > GMAIL: Watch Reply-To