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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David McCann

> > 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


I have an oligosynthetic loglang that I've been working on.  I'm
still not sure how many simple primes I'll have but I'm ultimately
working on as few as I can possibly get.  The biggest obstacle right
now is that I'm attempting to create a system of phonosemantics to
underly the basic morphemes.