> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lars Finsen > Here is the classification system I used when I set up my first > substantial word lists in Urianian. There are 17 broad classes that I > modified as I went along to contain roughly the same number of words > and give me a good overview over each class as they grew. The names > of the classes indicate how further subdivision could be made, if > necessary. > > 1. Adjectives, adverbs and prepositions pertaining to existence, > relation, order, number, quantity, time, existence verbs > 2. Pronouns, conjunctions, particles, prefixes, suffixes, > interjections > 3. Nouns pertaining to dead matter and its shapes and properties > 4. Adjectives and adverbs pertaining to dead matter and its shapes > and properties > 5. Nouns, adjectives and adverbs pertaining to vegetable matter > 6. Nouns, adjectives and adverbs pertaining to non-human animal matter > 7. Nouns, adjectives and adverbs pertaining to humans, human body > parts and physical functions > 8. Nouns, adjectives and adverbs pertaining to human mental functions > 9. Nouns, adjectives and adverbs pertaining to work and objects or > materials worked upon > 10. General descriptive verbs > 11. Verbs pertaining to motion > 12. Verbs pertaining to change of shape > 13. Verbs pertaining to change of structure > 14. Verbs pertaining to other change of material properties > 15. Verbs pertaining to relation, exchange, non-destructive > influence > and reaction to such, communication > 16. Verbs pertaining to life processes, senses, feelings, > body functions > 17. Verbs pertaining to work, order, measuring, intellectual > processes, abstract actions I've considered similar systems before, which were inspired by seeing the classifications used in Bantu languages. I do have one of my experimental languages where I made a class system for people, animals, plants, inanimates, abstracts, actions, states, transitions, causations, and motion. > Maybe this won't be of use or interest to anyone, but at least it's > on-topic! Give the thread a little time. It will soon drift into something completely OT. Maybe we could get another YAEPT going?