Hallo! On Sat, 29 Nov 2003 19:19:32 -0000, And Rosta <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > My approach is to use a limited set of "elementary morphemes", in the > sense of > > "elementary particles". Then the "real" morphemes are built by composition > and > > derivation, and the initial morphemes are then buried into the > incounscious > > reptilian memory of the proto-conlang. Who cares that the word "origin" > includes > > the proto-IE root "or" (to arise, to spring up)? That's the kind of thing > I'm > > trying to re-create. > > Rick Harrison's Rick Morneau's. BTW: neither of the "two great Ricks", as I like to call them, seems to be active in CONLANG anymore. They are referred to every now and then, but no longer post here. > very elegant creation Katanda (now called something else, > but I > forget what) Nasendi. Unless he has changed the name yet again. > used a similar but more systematic approach, whereby roots are > formed out of meaningful root-forming morphemes that serve to provide clues > about the root's meaning. Nasendi is a rare beast, showing many traits of a philosophical language. In my humble opinion it is monstrous rather than elegant. Greetings, Jörg.