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Re: Size of your dictionary

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Saturday, April 4, 2009, 14:52
--- In, Daniel Bowman <danny.c.bowman@...> wrote:
> How many words does your conlang(s) have?
The Senjecan basic lexicon contains, at present, 4039 words. Since vocabulary building is one of my favorite parts of conlanging, that is sure to grow. This 4039 is simply basic words, not compounds, each one a separate root. There is also a separate lexicon for the Senjecan fauna containing the names of 223 animals, and one for the flora containing the names of 80 plants. Again these are simple words, not compounds. As an example of compounds, the lemma 'dwo', two, has, at present, 44 compounds in the entry, e.g, biscuit, bicuspid, equivocal, bigamy, bicycle, scissors. That is an extreme, of course, but I would estimate that the total number of words, including the compounds, must be at least three times as many.
> Also, how do you keep your dictionary organized?
Nothing elaborate, simply Word documents, four different documents for the dictionary because there are so many words. It's easy to find what I want by using 'find.' I am also gradually putting the lexicons on wiki.frath. I'm only putting the basic words on wiki.frath. I feel that including all the compounds would take up too much space. Charlie