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Re: Size of your dictionary

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Friday, April 3, 2009, 20:21

On Fri, 3 Apr 2009 11:05:42 -0400, 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."
Old Albic currently has about 1200 words (dictionary entries).
> Also, how do you keep your dictionary organized?
An HTML file which lists the words ordered by fields of discourse (similar to this: ). Such a thematic dictionary is useful in seeing which subjects are already well-covered and which still need more work (so far, there are way too many which need more work). I know that many people use spreadsheets or even databases, but I feel that the simplest solution is often the best, and Linux comes with some nifty text processing tools which can do a lot with simple text files, especially if the latter are formatted in a thoughtful way. ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf