Given the objectives that you mention, I'd strongly
recommend that you look at Chinook Jargon for
compounding. Also the conlang Dublex, of course.

For grammar of a bit more traditional type,
I'd suggest you look at Papiamentu.

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From: "Jonathan Chang" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: Pidgin language(s) question

> In a message dated 2000/05/01 05:27:08 PM, Acadon wrote:
> >The creators of Interglossa, Frater, Glosa, and many other IALs
> >had some roots in pidgin propensities.
> >
>     I am familiar with Glosa (& it's Interglossa roots). =)
> I am less ambitious than IALangers, just making a language for fun
> & poetic disruption(s).

Could you define "poetic disruptions"?
Sound interesting.

>     Synthrax, the "hyper-poetic" artlang I am working on, is to be an
> "extended/extendable pidgin."
>     In another words, word-compounding, neologisms & portmanteau words
> on techno-scientific Greco-Latin roots & Japanese onomatopoeia words

The later have come to my attention. You are about the
only other person I have heard mention them.

> are an inherent (& attractive) feature of Synthrax [besides its "charming"
> Pidgin syntax  =}  *gigglabyte*].     zHANg

I think that I would say that I find Chinook "charming."

Leo J. Moser
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