Has anyone else tried this? Grabbing someone who either
- • is also interested in linguistics/conlanging, or;
• is otherwise willing to embark on unconventional adventures with you
If you have done it, have you noticed anything interesting happen? What was fascinating to me was how massive metaphorical leaps were made using a tiny inventory of elements, allowing for a wider range of expressible eventualities. If I recall, the word that started out as 'good'–one of the first few created–was soon used for everything from affirmative interjection (unsurprising) to something like perfective aspect (quite surprising). Also interesting was how different my interpretations of some of the morphemes were from my collaborator's, though we seemed able to use them to express the ideas we wanted to. We learned this after the fact.
If you haven't tried doing this, I encourage you to give it a shot! And I can share more details and pointers from my own experience, because it's actually a little tricky to get going, requiring a lot of patience, fairness, and, well, communication. Also, I am interested in thinking of possible variations/parameters/restrictions, so I'd love to hear any ideas in this regard.