Mr. Chandler, Please ask James to include computer terminology in this new language. And if he won't be offended, please ask him to hurry up. - Zeno On Thu, 12 Nov 1998 17:01:30 GMT, you wrote: >What James Chandler would like to have time to do, and what James = Chandler >can promise to do are unfortunately two different things. > >I have started a project to assemble a vocabulary of around 4000 words = for >a new IAL. I don't know when or if that project will be finished. I = have >a grammar worked out in my head, tho not worked out in detail on paper = for >a definitive schematic language. I have decided on an approach I am >calling "naturalness thru vocabulary". The idea is to do without >naturalistic elements as such and to try and get as natural as possible = a >schematic language. The beauty of this is that one can concentrate = one's >efforts where they are most needed, in the vocabulary selection, rather >than tinkering with more complicated derivational elements. > >If this project is ever finished, it is going to make Esperanto look = like >Volapu"k. > >James Chandler. > >PS. It's not going to be called Novial-99, or any other such thing. I = do >have a name I would like to use, but I'm not letting on for the moment.