:http://rejistania.wordpress.com/2010/08 ... lang-need/ IPPON
How many "legos" do you want to start with?
Swadesh lists: 100-215
Egyptian Hieroglyphs: 800 (Old Kingdom), 5,000 (Middle Kingdom)
Commonly used Japanese Kanji: 2,000 – 3,000
Hey, I'm not really a "Beginner" as I've been at conworlding and conlanging for about 10 years now.
Hakuna mutata, mon.
I have some
's that are the same age or older than some of the members here.
It's all good.
depends on which words... you can have nine thousand nautical terms and still not have an even basically speakable lang
Unless you're Barbarossa, a Klingon, or Mr. Eugene Krebbs. All the rest of their vocab comes from hung-over nautical similes & metaphors.
whereas you can have three thousand words and have a perfectly good lang to speak about basic stuff.
Like Moja på Tvoja,
Palenquero de San Basilio, and any number of contact-language pidgins, living, extinct, or still only a glimmer in the glossotect's eye.
@ Thakowsaizmu, Tanni, Kiwikami -
Now, if that hasn't actually developed into a ,
Aha! - http://olivier.fanton.free.fr/bouquins/Gabuzomeu.pdfZo. zo bu zozozomeu. Zo.I understand it now. Really, I do.
That sure has the makings of a collaborative
Anyway. One word is only necessary - Raddah!