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Re: Oligosynthesis

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Friday, February 3, 2006, 16:43
staving kutsuwamushi:
>I'm about to sketch out the basic morphology of a language that I'm >working on for a friend who writes fantasy stories, and I thought it >would be the perfect opportunity to play with oligosynthesis. > >I don't really know where to start as far as researching to get a good >idea of what would make good roots and affixes, though. Does anyone >have any suggestions?
If I were doing an oligosynthetic language, I'd have all my basic roots be in one part of speech, most probably verbs. I'd then use a system of noun classes to derive nouns from the verbs, and carry on in that manner. Pete


Aaron Morse <artlangs@...>