From: Charles <[log in to unmask]> comunu: > Well, they all do; it is a lot easier to learn the flexible rules > of Occidental et al to any required depth, than to puzzle out Lojban. > I doubt anyone will ever learn a loglang in a week. Not even my loglang Dublex?! :-) > And no, a non-eurolang-speaker can't hope to learn OCC in a week. > More and more, I think the big problem really is in the vocabulary, > not the grammar that everybody keeps tweaking. In fact, it may > have been you who first clued me into that thought ... I agree that lexical acquisition is the primary hurdle. > And in that case, etymological spelling is clearly the best > strategy to follow. It took me a long time to be convinced of that. You know how I would argue. :-) That a highly agglutinative minimal set of roots is the best bet. Not only are there fewer words to learn in the first place, the compounds reinforce mastery of the core lexicon: barvic -- train bombvic -- minesweeper dargvic -- car jamadvic -- ski luftvic -- airplane sebvic -- locomotive vodvic -- boat Quick now! what's the word for "vehicle"?! http://langmaker.com/dublex/x Viangarm, Jeffrey Henning http://www.LangMaker.com/ - Invent Your Own Language [log in to unmask] - Win $100 in the DublexGame contest! "If Bill Gates had a nickel for every time Windows crashed.... Oh, wait, he does!"