|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 4, 2006, 3:22|
Feaelin Moilar wrote:
>> This has boosted the lexicon to 267 entries.
> I've occasionally wondered and only now been motivated to ask, when one
> counts the entries, what do you count? I'm presuming only one form of the
> word (in the situation of conjugation, declensions, and the like) and
> myself I would exclude an whole group of entries in my data that are
> "famous names".
> Since the original reason I tinkered with a conlang was to give a
> consistent feel to the fictional names I was using, early on, 'famous
> names' made up most of the entries. Now, the other entries represent about
> 4/5th's of my data, and the names are the rest. :)
I typically count paragraph breaks in the (Language)-English index. This
usually gives a pretty good approximation: any entries closely enough
related to be listed on the same line (such as plural forms) will show
up as a single entry, but compounds listed on separate lines will count
as distinct entries.