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Re: Thoughts on Word building

From:Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 3, 2006, 14:02

Just catching up on my reading after a holiday ...

On Sun, 4 Dec 2005, Taka Tunu <takatunu@...> wrote:
> > Why not consider that any root word is a potential, valid "derivational
> See Chinese,Japanese, Khmer lexicons. Indonesian uses both a very small
set of
> affixes and loads of compounds. The so-called "power" of affixes is their > fuzziness. For instance "invention" is either an process or a result.
> and compounding are different in the sense that affixing requires making a
> kind of lame second lexicon. With compounds, "Esthetics" may be more
> "beauty feeling", "beauty yearning", "beauty concept", etc. > > Other posts give lists of material. I have a list of 1450 Tunu concepts
that I
> made by criss-crossing the kanjis and the words I encountered most often
> translating languages. ...
I'd be very interested to see this list! As a person who loves both language and philosophy, I find any lexicon of root concepts worth study, even meditation ... Can you provide me with a link to it? Regards, Yahya -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.371 / Virus Database: 267.14.11/219 - Release Date: 2/1/06