En réponse à Andy Canivet <[log in to unmask]>: > Hey all - I'm new to Conlang and I extend my apologies if this > question > has already been asked before - > Welcome! Don't apologize, it's perfectly normal as a newbie to ask this kind of questions. We should really have this FAQ done :)) . > Does anybody know if there are any publicly available lists / databases > of > root morphemes / lexical fields / basic concepts / etc. which could be > used to construct a vocabulary for an a priori conlang? I've been > trying > to assemble one myself from English "defining vocabularies" and the > like, > but it just seems that this sort of thing has probably been done > before > thousands of times and there is no sense reinventing the wheel. > Well, you're right about the fact that already many people thought of that :)) . And someone already sent URLs to the list about it :)) . I personally never use those lists, so I don't even know where to find them (and never note their address. Maybe I should, you never know... :))) ). Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.