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Re: Words

From:Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>
Date:Sunday, February 3, 2002, 0:49
On Sat, 2 Feb 2002 17:39:16 -0600, Anthony M. Miles
<theophilus88@...> wrote:

>>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 >>concise monosyllables. >> >> > Martin >> >>Padraic. > >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. >Zbaliaha~mas
By that logic, I suppose any word created by the goddess of celibacy would have at least one "stop" in it. Jeff Jones