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On Fri Nov 14 2014 at 2:57:58 PM Alex Fink <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:56:00 -0700, David Peterson <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> >I wasn't actually talking to you, but to those that maintain conlang.org.
> You're, of course, free to do whatever you wish: doesn't change the fact
> that if they're any resources you have on your site that aren't on the
> LCS's site, then the LCS's site isn't doing its job.
>
> It's been a while since I had a poke round that part of the LCS website,
> and yeah, there's a lot that might be added to http://library.conlang.org/
> web/ , for which Hodges' research should provide good fodder.  There are
> actually even a few things at the Library that I'd ànti-recommend.  For
> instance, at http://library.conlang.org/web/conref.html , the Basic
> English wordlist is surely a very problematic recommendation for a basic
> wordlist in view of the danger of relexing, since Basic English itself is a
> problematic project in that respect.  As Mark Rosenfelder puts it, Ogden
> cheated.  Not only do the words of Basic English silently continue standard
> English polysemy, it even retains English idioms and thereby makes
> completely false savings (e.g. "succeed" was purged from Basic English
> because one can say "make good").  These are things we should not be
> encouraging conlangers to copy!
>
> If you want to recommend òne shortish wordlist there, I'd say go for
> Annis' Conlangers Thesaurus (http://fiatlingua.org/2014/09/).  It's ace.
>
> Alex
>