Re: Ten years of gjâ-zym-byn
|From:||Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 6:05|
On Mar 3, 2008, at 8:03 PM, Jim Henry wrote:
Congratulations on that! I'd love to be happy enough with a conlang
that I could develop that kind of corpus in it.
> gjâ-zym-byn is about ten years old today; I started working on
> it in early March 1998.
> I've done a site update to celebrate, including a fair bit more
> material written on the "History of gjâ-zym-byn" essay.
> I've tried to estimate how large the total gzb corpus is.
> Doing a word count per page and a page count per
> volume of my journal, I've probably written about
> 3000-5000 words in gzb per year for the last few years,
> and at a slower rate in the previous few years
> - probably in the range of 12,000 to 25,000 words
> total. The online corpus I use for frequency analysis,
> a small proportion of the total, is around 5000 words.
> I'm a fair way toward my goal of becoming fluent in the
> language, though I don't know how much farther I'll
> ever get, without someone else to talk to in it.
> Jim Henry