Re: Size of your dictionary
|From:||Roger Mills <romiltz@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 3, 2009, 22:31|
Daniel Bowman wrote:>
> How many words does your conlang(s) have?
According to "Properties" of the various files (no. of paragraphs)--
Bau Da Gwr-- approx. 1200
For Kash (~2320) and Prevli (~650), take into consideration that many entries can
have several derived forms, many of which would be glossed with different Engl
words. And then there are compounds, usually defined separately but cross-ref'd to
the individual components.
The typical Kash adj/intr.verb can have up to 7 forms: base, agent- and
patient(~abstract) nominals, inchoative, causative, accidental; sometimes
reduplications, which create a new base that can potentially have noml., incho.,
caus., accid. forms.
Ditto for transitive verbs, though they usually lack a causative.
Nouns tend to have only 1 form, unless there are irregularities, or they take part
in compounds. See, if you wish, http://cinduworld.tripod.com/anakrangota.htm
So the Kash dict. probably contains around 10,000 individual words. Hard to say
how many base forms I have at the tip o'me tongue, maybe 10% ?? ...:-((
Prevli is similar: verbal base, nominal (patient/abstract; agent nomls. are
rarer), incho., caus., reduplicated; plus realis and irrealis forms for each.
> Also, how do you keep your dictionary organized?Not being tech-savvy, I compose them like a regular dictionary: head entry:
definition + derivatives (with definitions), compounds, colloquial forms if any,
and occasional examples/discussions of usage/history.