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Re: Size of your dictionary

From:Tony Harris <tony@...>
Date:Friday, April 3, 2009, 15:16
The Alurhsa dictionary contains 8903 words, listed the way I do all my
conlang dictionaries, as Alurhsa word with the one or more English
definitions it covers, since there are a whole lot of Alurhsa words that
take me a phrase to explain correctly.

The Tariatta dictionary is much smaller, having 578 right now.  My other
conlang of any size at all, Ku Tal, has only 191.  Then there are
Asketan, Lyivasa, and Karasik which are all in the "under 50 words"
category and little more than seeds waiting to germinate.

I've been working on Alurhsa for about 32 years at this point, while
Tariatta and Ku Tal are only 5 or 6 years old and very much back burner
most of the time, and the others only started coming to me in the last 6
months and are so back burner most of the time that they're in a drawer
of the refrigerator.

Tony Harris

Daniel 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." > > 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. > > 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, 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 >