Print

Print


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.