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From: "Stephen Mulraney" <[log in to unmask]>

| Occasionally a nice word pops into my head, but I find that trying to produce
| one on demand is as easy as getting hair-gel from a rock, so I almost always
| use a random-word generator to generate a few hundred words and read over them
| with the meanings I want in my mind. Usually I won't actually use any of them,
| but I'll see a few that give me ideas, and I modify these as I please. Seems
to
| work fairly well, though it's rather labour intensive. If I forced myself to
make
| up words without any such stimulus, they'd all be the same shape and conform
| to a terribly boring (and not even very nice) phonology like {a i T f k} ;).

Only ideas that give me any useful suggestions for a word come from
reconstructed proto-languages, a big interest of mine. I tend to overuse
ejectives affricates, in particular the lateral one /tl'/ and also /ts'/.

~dANNY~