Wow, I'm making headway today! I come up with two radical (?) morphological concepts in one day. Tech verbs and adjectives mark with a low vowel: @, i (< @j) or u (< @w); activity is marked by a high vowel: a, e (< aj) or o (< aw): m@l 'he was good' mal 'he made (someone/thing) good' X\w@l 'he perished' X\wal 'he destroyed' I decided to apply this principle to nouns: kw@lp 'dog' kwalp 'dog-maker, someone/thing that transforms someone/thing else into a dog' Causative, reflexive and other prefixes can be applied to this one, and possibly even directional preverbs, I guess. Nouns can already be conjugated like verbs using direct object markers to indicate origin and indirect object to indicate possessor/benefactor. One could say "the dog which I gave her" in one word. Haven't worked that quite out yet for Tech. Crazy polysynthetic idea though.... So does this sound reasonable? Any natlang precedent?