|From:||Douglas Koller <laokou@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 10:57|
From: Sai Emrys <sai@...>
> 1. What are the most polysemous** words in English?
slip? 1. a silk women's undergarment that prevents the static cling of a skirt or dress
2. pratfall on a banana peel
3. pink piece of paper that tells you you're fired
4. a Spoonerism
> 2. Where can I find a list of the average polysemy per word of the
> most common (i.e. non technical/jargon) words across many languages?
> 3. What is the average polysemy in YOUR languages?
I don't know what the *average* is, but some of the easiest to find were
monosyllables at the end of dictionary letter entries.