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 "derivationalaffix"?
> See Chinese,Japanese, Khmer lexicons. Indonesian uses both a very smallset 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.Affixing
> and compounding are different in the sense that affixing requires making awhole
> kind of lame second lexicon. With compounds, "Esthetics" may be moreevocative
> "beauty feeling", "beauty yearning", "beauty concept", etc.
> Other posts give lists of material. I have a list of 1450 Tunu conceptsthat I
> made by criss-crossing the kanjis and the words I encountered most oftenwhen
> 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?
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