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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
<danny.c.bowman@...> wrote:
> > 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: YOa
> 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! > > Danny


Michael Poxon <mike@...>