Re: Size of your dictionary
|From:||Jeffrey S. Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, April 4, 2009, 0:10|
On Fri, 3 Apr 2009 11:05:42 -0400, Daniel Bowman
> Hello all-
> How many words does your conlang(s) have? I realize that this might be
> a tricky question to answer depending on how you define "word."
K'tlê has a 139-entry word list at present. I don't have word counts for any of
my older conlangs.
> Angosey currently has about 770. Maybe a quarter of these are "dead"
> words that I don't really use from day to day. I've committed maybe half
> to memory, although now that I'm keeping a diary, my memorization is
> lagging behind.
For me, memorizing large numbers of words isn't one of the options.
> Also, how do you keep your dictionary organized?
Every so often I go through my hand-written notes and find the new words;
these first go into a text file according to date created. Then I do the
arranged-by-word-class and alphabetical versions. The HTML page is based on
the alphabetical version.
> I wrote an excel macro that allows me to enter words and also search by
> word, grammatical type, and English keyword. I can make it available if
> other people want to use it, but it may be a while-it's not working
> correctly yet!