> > to start before I've got all the really basic concepts covered in my > > lexicon. Can someone post some URLs of such lists, please? I have problems with such lists even though I have one too. Nova for instance has a lot of inflections that many lgs would make words. There is always a certain amount of arbitrariness both in mine and in every other attempt that I have seen. Still, FWIW, here is the URL for the combined BASIC and Essential World English Vocabularies; http://www.fortunecity.com/rivendell/everquest/624/combine.html There is also my Nova morpheme list; http://www.fortunecity.com/rivendell/everquest/624/novamrph.html It has 643 morphemes for word building, 154 particles, and 126 inflections. It also indicates the arbitrariness well. I have a lot of terms which no natlang would have (scents for instance and Nowan animal species). -- Brad Coon [log in to unmask] Somedays when you wake up, its just not worth chewing through the leather straps.