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At 03:51 PM 3/19/02 -0700, Sean M. Burke wrote:
>A question to all language constructors:  once you've settled on the
>phonology and phonotaxis of your language-in-progress, how do you go about
>making up the phonological forms of new words (as opposed to their meaning)?
>
>Do you use a random number generator?
>
>Or just play it by ear?

    I personally play it by ear, though I try to have some sort of basis
for word creation so I have a starting point to work from.  For example,
Rav Zarruvo has an imitative base, with most of the words either imitating
or somehow suggesting by sound what they refer to.  For Klymaksii, I'm
using a much less poetic method, drawing simple but obscure words from
English slang and other sources for my root words.


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