Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:13 am
Maybe like Toki Pona in simplicity is "wanladigala"
I have no idea what it is exactly, but the simple idea of one word per syllable
is appealing. Maybe a bit like aUI. Every syllable has a meaning and by
combining them you get more complex structures. Could these be called 'semantic
You could talk about the theory of 'semantic primitives' actually... finding out
if those 'primitives' really exist, and, if so, whether they are a useful base
for constructing a language. Answering the question: "Is there a set of semantic
primes possible, one that can serve as the base of a conlang (maybe a list that
is not perfect, but for all practical purposes works fine)?
(I know you wrote about Natural Semantic Metalanguage, but looks to me that's
not totally the same, correct me if I'm wrong)
I like the idea of reducing language to a form that's as simple as possible,
while it still can handle a broad range of meanings and concepts. Topki Pona is
so very simple that I cannot get my point accross, it seems. Or can anybody help
me say in Toki Pona:
And I'm sure there's many more things that are very difficult to say in Toki
Maybe if the range in vocab was a bit larger, it would help things?
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