Hi! Yes, this is a really cool idea! I'm currently collecting a few things on a pre-Nostratic Ursprache that I wish to age into a language family of its own. I'm not very far at the moment as I'm involved in other projects, but it's something I've been dabbling with for a while. Dan -----Original Message----- From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Patrick Dunn Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 7:04 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: An Age-Built Lexicon Well, when did they develop hierarchy, and when did they develop the wheel? I think it's a cool idea, and it forces one to think through the history of the language in a very controlled way. I'm just afraid it'd be so much work. . . . so much work. On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 11:36 PM, Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > The question is, how do I decide which age a word belongs to? Clearly > "water" is earlier than "Internet", but does "wagon/cart" come before or > after "king/emperor"? > > --gary > > On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM, MorphemeAddict <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > > > > I guess I should start with a book that gives a good overview of > everyday > > > life in the stone age. Any ideas on how to go about arranging words > > > chronologically by age? > > > > > > > Maybe I don't understand your question, but if I do, just start with 1 > for > > the first age, and add 1 for each successive age. Then sort by age > number. > > > > stevo > > > > > > > > --gary > > > > > > -- Second Person, a chapbook of poetry by Patrick Dunn, is now available for order from Finishing Line Press<http://www.finishinglinepress.com/NewReleasesandForthcomingTitles.htm> and Amazon<http://www.amazon.com/Second-Person-Patrick-Dunn/dp/1599249065/ref=sr _1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1324342341&sr=8-2>.