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On Fri Nov 14 2014 at 3:02:18 PM Will Hodges <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I am moving to: [log in to unmask]
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> --DAL
> On Fri Nov 14 2014 at 2:57:58 PM Alex Fink <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> On Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:56:00 -0700, David Peterson <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
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>> >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
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