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Re: Size of your dictionary

From:Matthew Turnbull <ave.jor@...>
Date:Friday, April 3, 2009, 21:51
Jorayn has 658 dictionary entries, not all of them are words (some are case
endings ext.) and not all the words are in the dictionary. As for my own
vocabulary, I'd say that I know some 100 roots.
My dictionary is an openoffice writer english-jorayn dictionary with
grammatical overview, but I find it very unwieldly, I have a text file
dictionary accesed by a perl script I wrote that I prefer, but it doesn't
contain most of the lexicon. To record coining I have a small notebook I
carry around, written in pencil in case it gets wet (pencil won't run).

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 10:05 AM, 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." > > 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 >