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. 

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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
> > >
> >

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