What lessons are to be learned from tp regarding the creation of easy languages, small (semantic prime) languages, therapeutic depression languages and conlang craft in general?
+ Pidgin and creole type grammar really are easier. Small languages should model after them.
+/- Small vocabularies are initially easy, but eventually become a source of difficulty. 125 words is too few to be easy after a few months of use.
- 125 words may be more words than you need. But removing words is hard if there is a community. Would make a language more minimal, but harder to use.
+ Easy enough that it could be learned by someone who isn't a linguist or polyglot. A depression language should also be a *easy* language. Unless we are just interested in depressed professional linguists.
- Vocabulary isn't all that positive, not clear what the active mechanism was intended to be. A depression language should posit a particular mechanism and choose features for that mechanism.
+ Is indeed simple.
- not really very good at expressing Daoist things (little Daoist jargon, seems much worse for explaining hard to explain concepts, not sure why). *
A language for talking about a particular topic should have basic words for that topic.
* I don't think tp was intended for talking about daoism, but that seems to be common expectation.
Anything to add?