ontolangs (was: Basic Color Terms: Classical Yiklamu)
|From:||Mark P. Line <mark@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 28, 2004, 4:07|
Jörg Rhiemeier said:
I prefer to call CY an "ontolang" because (at least) its lexical meanings
are based on an (existing) ontology. It's true that the ontology is
derived from English word meanings, so I reckon the engelang shoe fits as
A more prototypical ontolang would be the Waldzell Conlang, which
represents an upper ontology directly.
Does anybody know of any other candidate ontolangs?
Does anybody have any favorite ontologies that could provide the semantics
of a conlang?
> On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 19:47:02 -0400,
> Javier BF <uaxuctum@...> wrote:
>> > http://www36.pair.com/waldzell/mpl/yiklamu/colors.html
>> Over half a hundred (!) _basic_ colour terms?
>> That is definitely odd.
> It is, but as far as I understand it, Classical Yiklamu is an engelang
> that uses no derivations, but assigns a unique root to each of the
> 70,000 entries of the WordNet thesaurus, using unrelated roots for,
> e.g., `to bake' and `baker'.