134557Re: New member with a few questions.
- Nov 1, 2005Hi!
John Schlembach <bachalon@...> writes:
> Hello all.Welcome to the list! :-)
>...Sounds interesting. I understand the 'bound words' are not just
> I'm looking to create an a priori language based around two sets of words.
> Empty words are words with an implied connotation. A word can seem to
> mean "light" but until it has the proper qualifier in the form of a suffix
> bound word it has no meaning.
> Bound words are just that: adjectives or nouns that allow function to be
> known and implemented.
classifiers, right? And they cannot be used on their own? Could you
give examples of what you came up with? I have some difficulties
'splitting', say, a 'table' into two concepts so that the split
generally works for many nouns(?) in that language. An example will
> ... The difficult part is getting this language to be precise. ...Well, you could lexicalise the empty word + bound word compound to
assign a precise meaning instead of the logically derived vague
meaning. This would be a bit how some polysynthetic languages work.
E.g. in Kalaallisut, 'read-place' (atuaq + vik > atuarfik) is
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