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weekly vocab

From:Aidan Grey <grey@...>
Date:Friday, March 29, 2002, 20:44
   A lot of people have complained/noticed/commiserated about the
difficulty of vocab creation. I don't really have a solution, but I thought
providing 5 (or 10) words a week might help with the issue somewhat. If I
provided 5 words every week, and assuming that someone created words for
the items, oh, 80% of the time, that's 52 x 5 x 0.8 = 208 new word a year.
Not a huge jump forward, but certainly better than the 15 per year some of
us (like myself) get stuck at.

   I'll start with five (but 10 would put our number above up to 416!), and
if it looks like it will help, I'll continue to do so weekly,  and may
upgrade the number depending on popularity and usefulness.

   Here goes:

   1. birch (the tree)
   2. werewolf / lycanthrope of some variety
   3. to save (money)
   4. to conquer
   5. motif

   Of course, free variation from the meanings here is encouraged. Some may
not be appropriate to your lang / conculture, and the point is to help
create vocab, not nitpick what any given word means in particular.

   I'll post my new vocab in a different post. I'm hoping that seeing what
other people do will also help inspire me.



Aidan Grey <grey@...>
Joe <joe@...>
Aidan Grey <grey@...>interesting idiom, Taalennin, and an IPA question
nicole dobrowolski <fuzzybluemonkeys@...>
Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Rune Haugseng <haugrune@...>
Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Aidan Grey <grey@...>Dictionary formats
Aidan Grey <grey@...>
Dan Jones <dan@...>
Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>
Aidan Grey <grey@...>
Cian Ross <cian@...>
Dennis Paul Himes <himes@...>
Padraic Brown <agricola@...>