Thanks you all for your answers! I will try to answer everyone here. On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 1:13 AM, David Peterson <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I don't know; the language at some point > almost seems to build itself... > Ahm, my first language, a posteriori, goes like this. But so far, just this one... sigh. On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 1:38 AM, Kelvin Jackson <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Sometimes I do have insights about the 'true' name of >> something, and that gives authority to my decision. >> > > Are you synaesthetic by any chance? This sounds like that sort of thing... > Mildly, yes : ). Just recently I perceived this kind of automatic relations I make, with sounds, movement, shapes, vowels, consonants. The first time I remember, I saw a huge white surface, and it screamed "[a:]" to me. On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 2:44 AM, Matthew Turnbull <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Slow vocabulary creation is a problem for me only because I don't work on > it > enough, for me, making a word is like this, you clear your mind of > everything except what your trying to name, and you think of sounds, string > them together and taste them until you think that a sound pattern fits what > your naming, then that's it! > I will try that. For now it springs by itself: I think of something, and the name comes. I just hope my inspiration have some plan about our (!?) phonology. ; ) On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 3:05 AM, Daniel Bowman <[log in to unmask]>wrote: > My solution was to go really slowly. I started seriously working on > Angosey > in 2001, and it only broke 1,000 words in 2009. It broke 1000 only after I > felt the language was sophisticated enough to use as a diary. Previously, > it was a collection of poems and short snippets written on scraps of paper > and notebooks. This let me feel my way through the language and use the > same simple vocabulary words and phrases long enough to intimately > understand where to take the language next. > > As for creating vocabulary out of nothing...good luck. I feel it out, and > that means I usually am completely worn out after 20 words or so. I could > never invent hundreds of words in a short time and have the language feel > natural. That's why I've bootstrapped Angosey through slow, continuous > use. > Unless something changes, that will be my process too. Very nice to see such endurance, really! About creating more vocabulary, once, say, I knew a horse is 'hram', I saw that 'har' was a verb, and -am the suffix of agent. So I think it will be easier to make up from that. The relation between sound and meaning is appeased with some regular morphological derivation : ).