Re: Size of your dictionary
|From:||Roger Mills <romiltz@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 3, 2009, 22:37|
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), the problem is that some entries can have
several derived forms, many of which would be glossed with different Engl words.
And then there are compounds, either included at main entry or defined separately
but cross-ref'd to the individual components.
The typical Kash adj/intr.verb can have up to 6 forms: base, nominal, 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 just a single form, but may take part in a compound.
Prevli is similar-- (verb) base, nominal (patient/abstract, agent nomls. are
rarer), incho., caus., reduplications, compounds
> 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, and
occasional examples/discussions of usage.