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Ithkiul sounds like it's *thinks* there a word for a language with a
very small number of actual roots and a lot of derivation and
compounding. Some people argue Nahuatl is that way... but I forget the
term now. So basically I don't know what I want to say.

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>You might consider taking a look at Chapter 7 of the online Ithkuil
>grammar on how the more than 1300 affixes of the language are extensively
>used to derive new lexemes.  Most affixes can be used in two separate
>ways, circumstantially (e.g., hill + large = large hill) and
>derivationally (e.g., hill + large = mountain).  The actual affix list is
>in Sec. 7.7. As an example, here are but ten of the thousands of new words
>which can be derived via affixes from a single stem /k9l/ = "verbal
>communication; verbally communicate":
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>/k9l/ + /ojkt/ = "share a secret"
>/k9l/ + /ajNS/ = "news"
>/k9l/ + /aX/ = "quip"
>/k9l/ + /qu/ = "praise"
>/k9l/ + /Vpt/ = "tell a lie"
>/k9l/ + /oX\/ = "shout out a message"
>/k9l/ + /nA/ = "persuasive person, a persuader"
>/k9l/ + /nVw/ = "liaison, a go-between"
>/k9l/ + /ih/ + /eC/ = "whisper sweet nothings"
>/k9l/ + /Aps/ + /its/ = "curse, cuss"
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>The Ithkuil link is http://home.inreach.com/sl2120/Ithkuil if interested.
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