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Lexicon

Postby Uh-Oh » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:54 am

Do we want an a priori lexicon, or a posteriori (and if so, using what basis), or a priori with mechanisms for adapting words from foreign languages (like English and German ;) )?
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Re: Lexicon

Postby kadani » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:37 am

I personally like a priori words... :ugeek: But we might need a way to transform words into our new language. If only so we can have native names.
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Re: Lexicon

Postby Miatato » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:59 pm

I would prefer a priori, and a method for adapting words we might want to borrow.

I wouldn't mind a whole native naming system, including a method for generating purely native names and names that have been adapted as well, but that's probably low priority and maybe a little ambitious at this stage.

Any thoughts on the lexicon document format?
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Re: Lexicon

Postby kadani » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:40 pm

I would suggest that we make the dictionary a csv file with a tab as separator. ie: word<tab>translation. Advantages:
* works everywhere both in a spreadsheet program and in an editor
* We can version control it easily (for example via git)
* does not require me to fight bloatware :)
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Re: Lexicon

Postby Matthew Turnbull » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:50 pm

I think i like it, but let me make sure. so we would have some thing like this

word\tabdefinition,word\tabdefinition, ect.?

and I'm not sure how version control software works, but if you say it'll go i trust you.
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Re: Lexicon

Postby kadani » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:20 pm

Actually:
Word\tabDefintion
Word\tabDefinition

For an example how a conlang definition in a version control system, see http://gist.github.com/101728
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Re: Lexicon

Postby Uh-Oh » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:27 am

If we have decided on an a priori lexicon, and assuming we decide on a syllable structure, do we want to use one of the lexicon generating tools out there? Or is that too "soul-less" for people?

And do we want to start with a small core lexicon first?
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Re: Lexicon

Postby kadani » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:01 pm

Lexicon generating tools are IMHO too soulless.
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Re: Lexicon

Postby Matthew Turnbull » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:14 pm

I agree about the soulessness, perhaps we should just assign people semantic domains.
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