|From:||Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 3, 2002, 0:49|
On Sat, 2 Feb 2002 17:39:16 -0600, Anthony M. Miles
>>From: Padraic Brown <agricola@...>
>>Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 10:14:06 -0500
>>Am 02.02.02, The RipperDoc yscrifef:
>> > Do you have any suggestions on how making more words? I'm quite tired
>> > of just deriving words from a few, "invented-out-of-the-air" roots
>> > (but still, I now have about 520 words). How do you construct words
>> > for a theoretical language with no mother tongue?
Well, you seem to be a lot better at it than I am! Instead of lame
suggestions on my part, maybe _you_ should tell _me_ how to invent that
many words. One of my goals for 'Yemls was to make as many clever words as
possible -- which is probably why I have little more than pronouns.
>>Get into the minds of these Gods and make some new roots. If they
>>made a whole new language chances are pretty good they came up
>>with nonderiving words (such that "see" and "sight" aren't
>>related). Also consider the differing personalities of the Gods.
>>One may choose thundering powerful words; another may choose
>> > Martin
>You could also use different phonological constraints with different gods'
>words. For instance, the god of music could favor open syllables, while the
>god of love could favor fricatives.
By that logic, I suppose any word created by the goddess of celibacy would
have at least one "stop" in it.