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Page history last edited by Jens Wilkinson 10 years, 3 months ago

1. Isn't it limiting to have such a small vocabulary?

 

The simple answer is no. At first glance, a vocabulary of just 400 words might seem insufficient for expressing complex ideas and delicate nuances.

 

However, what you have to understand is that Neo Patwa is not being offered as a completed and self-contained object, never to be changed. In fact, languages never are. Neo Patwa is merely a skeleton to be shared, and I expect that naturally, people will enrich it by making their own additions and modifications. There is a word for "big," and "gigantic" can easily be expressed as "very big," but users will, as a matter of course, try to use other terms that seem to express the meaning more forcefully, and if they come into general use, these new terms will become part of the language.

 

To use a cool word, Neo Patwa is scalable.

 

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