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Re: Polysemy

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?
No clue.
> 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.