Re: Size of your dictionary
|Date:||Monday, April 6, 2009, 7:59|
2009/4/3 Daniel Bowman <danny.c.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."
I used to work on a personal language of sorts, 'õSet'akhtü Njèènshwajgarr,
where I reached about 500 words. It was a rather experimental language, just
trying out some stuff before I ever discovered linguistics and universals
and the like. The result is rather unnatural, and when I realized that, I
kind of abandoned the language.
My other conlangs are made for use in stories I write, and some of them have
a lexicon of exactly one proper name -- the name of a character. The more
quantitive languages reach maybe in the hundred.
If you want to see big numbers, ask me for the number of languages I have.
Also, how do you keep your dictionary organized? I wrote an excel macro
> that allows me to enter words and also search by word, grammatical type,
> 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!
Usually, I have a handwritten list of words, listen in the order I have
invented them in. Now and then I copy them to something computerized,
ordening them as I do so. Up to now, I have always used MS Word, but one day
I decided I would use more advanced stuff -- for automatic ordening and the
like. Since then, I have computerized absolutely nothing, as those more
advanced methods I was envisaging also need more time to set up -- and time
is a commodity I don't have much to spare of.
Migh foghgl adzankh edung, vonglerung.