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On 3/29/12, Garth Wallace <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:43 AM, Jim Henry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On 3/24/12, George Corley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Of course.  And, certainly I would never completely populate a dictionary
>>> with generated words -- at least not to the level of automatically
>>> assigning meaning.  That would just give me a relex, anyway -- I want to
>>> play with semantic fields a bit.
>>
>> It wouldn't necessarily be a relex, if you devised the list of glosses
>> with care, and then randomly assigned wordforms to the glosses.  I did
>> basically that with säb zjeda -- devised a list of glosses, assigned
>> each gloss an estimate of frequency, sorted the glosses by estimated
>> frequency, and then assigned randomly generated words sorted by
>> length.  Of course, säb zjeda is not my most satisfying project.  But
>> being a relex is not one of its defects.
>
> Did you automate this process at all?

Yes; see http://jimhenry.conlang.org/conlang/conlang13/scripts.zip and
http://jimhenry.conlang.org/conlang/redundancy-scripts.zip for the
Perl scripts I used to do it.

-- 
Jim Henry
http://www.pobox.com/~jimhenry/