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--- On Sun, 9/13/09, <deinx nxtxr> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: <deinx nxtxr> <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Bootstrapping a self-defining conlang dictionary
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Sunday, September 13, 2009, 7:24 PM
> Gary Shannon wrote:
> 
> > How would you go about building a dictionary for a
> conlang that was
> > entirely IN that conlang. Here's my random thoughts on
> the subject.
> 
> 
> I'd probably go about it in a similar manner to the one I
> use to make an XXX-English dictionary.  Currenly what
> I'm doing is I'll generally take a dictionary from one of my
> conlangs and rework it to fit the new conlang.  In
> places where I don't have words yet, I'll change the text to
> red to flag where I need to come back and fill in later when
> I do have that information.
> 
> So how would I go about this entirely in a conlang. 
> I'd probably go about it in a similar manner.  Take the
> text from an English (or any other language of choice)
> dictionary.  Mark it all in red. As I develop
> vocabulary go through and modify the entries to describe the
> words as best as I can leaving open items in red until
> eventually the dictionary is complete.
> 


This is much like how I am building my conlang dictionary. Currently all words are defined in English. Once the vocabulary is "large enough" the words will gain definitions in the language itself. Also, as I add words I aim to build a thesaurus as well.

Lee