On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 08:13:32PM +0100, taliesin the storyteller wrote: > On 02/07/2014 04:43 PM, BPJ wrote: > >Sure I might make up a new word anytime, but I might not feel that it > >is the 'true' word. It might sound strange, but I may 'find' just a > >handful or less Sohlob words in a whole year, andsd sometimes even > >the ones I find turn out not to be the right ones. Once I made up a > >whole lexicon with the help of Roger's vocabulary questionnaire and a > >generator script, but most if not all of those words have always felt > >as mere stopgaps to enable me to form anything resembling a text, and > >I cringe at using them. > > Hear, hear! Maybe we should coin the term "slowlexer" for ppl like us > ;) > > .oO( New thingy for conlanger-code: how many new words made per year > per language, on average ) [...] I have never felt comfortable with using automated tools to generate entire lexicons. It feels too much like a relex of something. It's one thing to have a program automatically fill out conjugated forms, it's another thing altogether to have the roots automatically invented as well. T -- For every argument for something, there is always an equal and opposite argument against it. Debates don't give answers, only wounded or inflated egos.