On Wed, 26 Jan 2000, Paul O Bartlett wrote: > On Wed, 26 Jan 2000, James Chandler wrote: > > > [a bunch cut to conserve space] > > > The point is that you really _dont_ know the roots of Glosa, hardly any of > > them, unless youve made a study of the meanings of greek roots. > > I think it is a great shame that Hogben didnt choose a better > > selection method for his roots than ancient greek. > > Both Glosa and Hogben's original Interglossa exhibit what I call > the Hogben Fallacy: the erroneous assumption that because one -uses- in > one's native language words which contain Greek (or Latin, for that > matter) roots, one therefore knows the meanings of those roots. For > people who have not studied Greek and/or Latin and/or English (or > whatever) etymology, words -containing- Greco-Latin roots are probably > for the most part lexical atoms. But didn't we see the same thing with Bob's Occidental roots list? ;-) co'o mi'e robin.