We have received several queries/comments on some important words that are missing in the initial ROILA vocabulary. For e.g. there is no word for robot. We have apple, but no eat. We have shirt, but no pants, and no wear. By using Basic English and its 800 or so constituent words as the vocabulary we are obviously constrained by our design decision. Fortunately, ROILA words are generated automatically by a genetic algorithm, therefore to extend the vocabulary is only a matter of rerunning the algorithm with slightly modified parameters so that the algorithm takes into account the existing vocabulary and does not discard it completely.
Consequently we see the following approach can solve the problem of certain missing words:
We re-run the genetic algorithm so that it generates a new vocabulary comprising of 100 “wild card” words besides the same original 800 ROILA words. ROILA users could then assign any meaning to any word from those 100 wild card words. Of course it can always be another number than 100, it could be more or less depending on the requirements. The genetic algorithm will be responsible of ensuring that the new vocabulary has words which are acoustically different from each other. We will be providing the list of 100 wild card ROILA words very soon.
Here is the list that we promised, 100 new ROILA words in no particular order: sisol, melowe, mowif, pawowu, foje, pepase, wojas, lobo, wobis, japaf, bofet, tenut, totab, lajak, nafose, kisofo, wabuk, powijo, nosil, bifut, jusefu, koset, mepof, mobali, tamis, juwisa, nafob, memab, jesen, sunob, sisot, fekef, loji, jesel, jitat, fibi, tunik, jetate, lumoj, nubuk, wutema, silif, wilaf, lulos, sekefa, kukip, kutil, tewajo, fesopi, fesamu, wujifi, bapan, bileki, nilin, malolu, patosi, koko, nokab, palana, samup, metin, jamena, wutose, winilo, nojoja, waboki, pajib, mibilu, soteju, pewepa, pupapo, metoja, tele, kewub, bowaj, limim, poban, kalalu, mapib, ponob, nefimu, baluw, nokej, nuketo, pike, tafoba, pakawe, tumib, pojos, nikabo, sopip, sesip, bulo, lapun, nelale, kabeta, fipos, pafes, mukeni, jekemi