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On Tue, 2008-06-03, Nils Schaefer wrote:

> i wonder if anyone has got any sources/ideas to a priori languages where the
> main feature is a highly restricted semantics, say languages that are
> constructed around a set of sememes which are meant to be primitives out of
> which many possible meanings can be generated. i have read about
> wierzbicka's natural semantic metalanguage and have something similar in
> mind, but without the academic approach and with a larger corpus with
> perhaps hundreds of primitives.

An interesting attempt at an auxiliary language of that type was Kenneth
Searight's Sona, with just 375 roots. You can download his book from
http://www.sonayagema.org/eng/sona_book_html.zip