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Re: Weekly vocab revival?

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Sunday, August 27, 2006, 2:24
Henrik Theiling wrote:
> Hi! > > Herman Miller writes: >> ... >> Hmm, it looks like I really need to work on the Minza vocabulary. I >> keep running across really basic words like "lift" that are missing... > > What's your current lexicon size? I mean, it's a familiar feeling to > me to find that sometihng *really* basic is missing. :-/
Somewhere around 1500 entries (including compounds and proper names). I wonder if there's any pattern to the kinds of words that tend to get overlooked (verbs for instance)? I guess the only way to really get them all is to systematically go through the dictionary, or do lots of translations. As a side comment, one of the reasons I started the Tiki project (or the vocabulary project that Tiki grew out of, at least) was to come up with a list of basic words as a guide for starting new languages, but "lift" was missing from that list also!