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From: "Elliott Belser" <[log in to unmask]>

> The reason I got into conlanging is because ENGLISH IS
> IN-FRIGGIN-ADEQUATE!  So I made up a lot of words for things that
> don't exist in english.

But English does have a large vocabulary, since it's a hybrid language for
the most part, being two dialects of Low German (Anglo-Saxon) bred with a
northern dialect of French (Norman) and a lot of borrowings from Greek and
Latin as well as all the "colonial" languages, whether Native American,
Middle Eastern, African, Indian Subcontinent, East Asian and so on and so
on. However, it doesn't have the rich system of verb derivants that the
Semitic language have, for instance. I think the problem with English and
every other language on the globe is that there are just some things that
are hard to describe in concrete thoughts. My conlang is only able to
express in one or two words that English needs six or more is because
lexical meaning is so vague and figurative, where words can take on
different meanings depending on phrasal context. (I call these "relative
words".)

~Danny~


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