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Re: My Lists

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Monday, April 22, 2002, 4:18
Mia Soderquist wrote:

>I have been working on a side project lately, making up vocabulary lists to >be used for future conlang projects or for filling out older projects. I >sat down this morning and committed my first few lists to the web. They are >at >
It's a useful way of doing it. The first several hundred words of Kash were derived from similar lists; and I had to make up a similar one (about 1200 items) for research in Indonesia (unaware at the time that there was such a list already in existence, though no longer in print or available, dating from the late 19th Cent.-- the Holle Blanco Lists, which were sent to teachers, administrators/military, missionaries etc. all around the islands. Respondents were supposed to follow a fixed system of transcription, but many amateurs did not, with the result that some lists require a lot of "creative interpretation"......never mind the difficulties of reading 19th C. handwriting and resulting printers' errors)