Re: Quick sound change plot
|From:||Christopher B Wright <faceloran@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 14, 2002, 12:51|
>Your Very Basic Root List... how did you compile it? I'm making myfirst
>one and I just wondered if it is supposed to be such a pain in thebutt...
It is a pain in the butt if you try to do a lot at once. Think of
abstracts (not necessarily things you can't touch or see, just things
that encompass more than one object; television would be a bad example,
and valley / lowland / river would be a good example). Once you have a
bunch of abstracts listed one at a time, think which ones would be
linked. An easy link would be "mother" and "kind, gentle". Not all of
them must be linked, but many will be.
Just be very general. Then, when you make words from the VBRL (tm),
combine different roots and radically alter them.
I'm a novice giving people advice. It's the lame leading the blind....