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Nick, Stefan

Gary Miller (Gary Miller <gmillernd@...>) on February 27, 2012


“Plu mikro-ra HABE kali.”

Yes, this is the way Hogben originally wa= nted it to be! -> Ja, u-ci es u mode; Hogben origi volu!


= Nice to hear from you! It’s good to get input from an experienced conlanger= .

When Hogben first invented Interglossa, he preferred the Greek word root= s, and had most of them end in -O, because scientific/technical words use t= he -O a lot in connectivity. For example:

lito > lithOgraph astro > astrOn= aut termo > thermOmeter tipo > typOgraphy

Some of these words are still fo= und in the Glosa Internet Dictionary (GID).

Yes, some people have proposed= word derivation schemes, including Marcel Springer, who mainly compiled th= e GID. But since Ron Clark and Wendy Ashby have been revising Glosa, the wo= rds tend to come from the English spelling, especially (my personal observa= tion) from adjectives. For example:

noktu > NOCTUrnal lakti > LACTIc kalor= i > CALORIc odoro > ODOROus kredi > CREDIble glori > GLORIous kali > CALLIg= raphic frigi > FRIGId splendi > SPLENDId spaci > SPACIous palati > PALATIal=

I emphasize, this is my personal observation, and I do not know of any sp= ecific derivation scheme.

Regarding KASO, STATO, MANU, FAKTU: This has alw= ays been a problem. When the ancient Romans used STATUS, FACTUS as perfect = passive participles, they took grammatical endings the same as adjectives. = When they were used as nouns, they belonged to the 4th (-U) declension. Pea= no’s original plan for Latino Sine Flexione was to have all these words end= in -O. The -U endings came in a later revision.

I know this doesn’t answe= r all your questions, but I think it’s the best anyone can do for now. Wend= y Ashby tells me she is still working on Glosa’s vocabulary.

Saluta, _ _ /= . /\ =A0 Gary #

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