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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:19 pm 
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My main conlang, Tsëmi, has about 1400. How many words are there in yours?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:49 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:39 pm 
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My Õtari language has 810 words and there's a few more "pending" words as well.

The mean number of words per language amongst the languages submitted to CALSis 1130.

http://cals.conlang.org/statistics/vocabularies/


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:36 pm 
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Though, oddly, they exclude languages with more than 10000 words, so my main project (Poswa) isnt even included. Though it is just barely over 10000 (10470 when I listed it) so it wouldnt have mattered too terribly much. Currently my Excel spreadsheet has 11426 entries for Poswa, but a lot of those are just duplicates, girl's names, and som,e even empty.

e.g. šafa means both "the force of good" and "up, upward, top", and are historically the same word, but i made two seaprate entries to make it easier to search and so i could potentially at the future make a reverse disctionary with that in both places.

On the other hand, the dictionary excludes loans, the number system, and family wrods, because i prefer to use a table for those with all my languages listed at once, so it about evens out and Id say i probably have about 11000 "words" now.

Pabappa is muy 2nd largest, the dictionary page has 9525 entries, subject to the same cautions to an even greater extent. There are a lot of empty entries, which Im sure will exist in Pabappa, but I like to do sound changes manually instead of using a prohram so I havent figured them out yet. And lkots of sysnonyms, e.g. 18 words for lollipop, with no difference in meaning, jsut 18 words for lollipop. THis is how I prefer to make new words ... make a bunch of possible entries and thin them out over time. And Pabappa is a much more loan-happy language than Poswa, and in fact the speakers living in the city of Paba itself are known for borrowing essentially any Poswa word into Pabappa and using it as native, so Pabappa easily defeats the claimed figure of 9525 if loanwords are allowed in.

I have a lot of other conlangs, but all have <1000 words except for Dîlṡ, but that is mainly a holding place for words to derive other languages from, not much of a unified languaghe itselfg.

edit: to clarify what i mean, in Dîlṡ it is common for me to have ten entries for the same word to show how it evolved differently in different lanuages, and it ios not eonvenient to cram it all on one line, even if all the words go to the same protoform, whiuch the often do not (e.g. Mooshins adding an "ṁ" to some body parts and an "í" to others)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:29 pm 
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Ercunic is currently ~1600 words.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:36 am 
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Ausulune's got just about 1,400, as well!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:22 pm 
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I have several conlangs with more than 1,000 words:

Lonmai Luna(a priori): more than 2,000 words(2,300+)

Urban Basanawa(a posteriori, west-Germanic, ingvaeonic): more than 2,000 words(2,200+)

Nevotak and Old Nevotak(a priori): more than 1,000 words but less than 2,000 words(1,100+)

Koulesch(a posteriori, west-Germanic, high german condialect): more than 1,000 words but less than 2,000 words(1,000+)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:03 am 
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Xhaimeran has about 16000+ words. I'm currently in the process of transferring my card-file system to a digital database, which will give me a more exact count.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:03 pm 
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About 1500 and growing.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:11 pm 
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Rawàng Ata has maybe half a dozen words, give or take, optimistically speaking.
At any one time it has many more than that, usually a dozen or two, but as it's constantly being revised and updated and reformed, and those words may well be forgotten about or reformulated with the next revision, I can't really claim any of them as vocabulary proper.


I do have one language with about 200, 250 words, though.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:04 pm 
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Worloom has less than 150 discreet concepts, and probably about 200 "words", i.e. stuff like "to" "too" and "toho" all meaning "to display".

Malo has about 150 as well.

Lapu/ALP had almost a thousand words when I dropped it.

Nvomi is at 400 something, I think.

Anse/Tiikk-Gaahaak da has about 50.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:38 am 
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For No. 1, I currently have 161 entries in my database; for No. 4 I have 15, although there are probably a lot more; most words aren’t in there yet because I can derive them easily from No. 1.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:48 am 
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None. I am still fleshing out the grammar of my only conlang. I have made up some 'test words' which are completely random and will be changed in the future.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:43 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:29 pm 
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For my main project at the moment, they range from Silk Weaver and the Maritime languages at the low end (Silk Weaver has fewer than 10; the Maritime languages between 40 and 70) to the Qeymetic languages at the other (~350 each, with Tnaqite having the largest and Lashqumite the smallest). The Northern languages are in between at ~100 each for Harukeshite and Firishokha. Olotian (in-universe believed to be an isolate, but actually a relative of the Qeymitic languages in a stock I call Eastern) has about 200.

My largest conlang ever was the absolutely atrocious Ithiri, which had about a thousand words by the time I realized what a mess it was. :P

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:12 pm 
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Old Gzho: 2080
Panaka: 296
Victot li Rhak: 1182
Mzta: 301
Vaida Mi ha: 907
Sntibo: 67

* Basically just counting word stems / lemmas / lexemes (i.e. ignoring inflected forms of verbs, etc.)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:19 pm 
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Just out of curiosity, does anyone here go at it and say "right, I'm going to do the colours!" and then make words for as many colours as you're likely to need or can think of, and then say "next - plants!" and do the same? Or do you prefer to just add words one at a time when the need arises?

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I sometimes do a little bit of that when I want to divide up semantic spaceinterestingly, but mostly no.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:46 pm 
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Most of my Conlangs are a posteriori languages on the Akana wiki, meaning that I didn't independently invent the vocabularies, but rather derived them from the work of others. I was part of the group that developed the (as of yet unrevealed) Proto-Ronquian, however, so I'll focus on my contributions to that family. Probably the most complete Ronquian language I've worked on is Rrób Tè Jĕhnò, which has 1,181 words, though that number could easily be expanded a fair amount through simple derivation.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:36 pm 
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Ercunic has 1492 roots, but probably around 1550 total words currently.

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Ngolu has 2,216 entries at the moment. I don't know how I can feel like I can't say anything at all in it without creating new words.

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