Taxonomic list (and Re: poll 30? (long...Sal at her most voluble)
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, May 25, 2003, 23:27|
Sally Caves wrote:
> VOCABULARY BUILDING AND SHOWCASING:
> I made a huge taxonomy of words in English that are grouped according to
> categories. ....... The taxonomy,
> modeled after Hildegard's--wherein I start with the body and move fromthat
> to the family, and move from that to the house, and move from that to the
> garden, and move from that to the farm,.....et seq. (snip)
This is actually a very good way to generate vocab. (even if you do forget
"beach" or "sugar") and the point of this message--- I've just found 10-15
mimeo copies of the wordlist I made up along similar lines, for research in
Indonesia, so it's a _little bit_ oriented toward that area. About 30-some
pages, 1200 items. It might at the least help someone get started......so
if anyone would like a copy, send me (privately) a mailing address and
you'll get one. The alternative is to chuck the whole batch out, and that
Much much more to respond to, but I'll limit myself--
> EXACTAMUNDO! Not having a proper database that will allow me to switch
> words instantaneously from Teonaht English to English Teonaht.
I still work with 5 files-- 1. about 4000 possible forms (so I don't invent
the wheel twice), 2. New but not quite official words from translation
exercises, 3. the Kash-Engl Añakrangota, 4 Supplement to same, where I put
near-official words while I think about them; then when they go into the
dictionary, I have to revise #5 the html version and reload it to the
website (it's far too cumbersome to make corrections through Tripod). There
used to be #6, English-Kash, but that's passé since I discovered how to
> It's still so easy to write the English first and translate into Teonaht.I
> have to resist that. You're congratuled for your attempts. But I have to
> see where I'm going, and I still think mostly in English, and not in
> Teonaht. Sigh.
>I want so much to try to write something in Kash, without English first, and
even have an interesting idea. But oh the inertia.................
> Thank you, Peter, for your hard work on this, and for putting up with us.:)
> We are all grateful.
So say we all.