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On 08/14/2015 04:23 AM, Herman Miller wrote:
> taliesin the storyteller wrote:
>> How common is having to resort to temporary vocabulary? Do you keep
>> track of them all so you can change them all the hypothetical day when
>> you find the proper expresssion/representation so you can easily to a
>> global search/replace? Do you mark them somehow? In Taruven I suffix
>> them with {vuh}, meaning "word", with not much system in what goes in
>> front off the vuh, as long as it is unique.
>
> My recent vocabulary lists have used color coding to mark provisional
> vs. well-established words. Most new words start at red, and may spend
> some time at orange before getting to green and eventually blue.
> Temporary or random vocabulary starts out as pink, typically undergoing
> one or more changes before becoming established in the language.
>
> In theory even the blue words can change, but it's less likely at that
> point.

Whoa, now that was an interesting way to do it. Sounds like a lot of 
work, and very dependent on what tooling you have.

Every entry in the dictionary for Taruven has two dates: when created 
and last changed. Old words are still subject to being deemed somehow 
wrong though.


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