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Re: Size of your dictionary

From:M.S. Soderquist <gloriouswaffle@...>
Date:Friday, April 3, 2009, 19:39
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 >
Teliya Nevashi is relatively slow growing. It's up to about 240ish entries, counting a few affixes, but not including personal pronouns or numbers. I rather expect it to hit 300ish this weekend. (I don't have any other plans, for a change.) My dictionary is kept in a Google docs spreadsheet. I actually have 3 versions of it-- the 'raw' dictionary, where I add words as they are made, in three columns (Nevashi, English, Notes), one alphabetized by the English entries and one alphabetized by the Nevashi entry. I just use the browser 'find' when I need to find something or check for duplicates. The ea-luna spreadsheet (not online) has about 900 entries that I have gathered from the ea-luna notebook, but there are still more left to enter, not counting compound words. (I am still hoping that my list of compound words turns up. There is a disadvantage to keeping conlang documentation in different notebooks and slips of paper.) Mia.