Khemehekis wrote: Lao Kou wrote:
At long last, the Géarthnuns-English lexicon has reached 12,000 entries (English-Géarthnuns lagging behind at 10,650)
. Man, that
was a slog! New words à gogo, to be sure, but new entries
can be like pulling teeth. Anyway, onward and upward.
Congratulations! I missed this! I know what you're really anticipating is the 14,000-word milestone, though, because seven is magical.
Congratulations, Lao Kou and Khemehekis!!!
Let me stress again, however, that I'm counting entries
; I have absolutely no
idea how many actual words
there are. Consequently, while word coinage marches intrepidly on, entry-count moves forward only ever so slowly. Since almost six months to the day of that last post, the Géarthnuns-English count has only risen to 12,130, and the English-Géarthnuns count to 10,747. 14,000 entries remain the next magical milestone, to be sure (7
), but unless I eschew my current practice of simply coining words as I need them, grab a taxonomy book of flora and fauna, and go completely f***ing nuts, it's going to be a while in getting there. No worries, I'm in it for the long haul -- and besides, while I readily confess that for me the numbers provide a psychological frisson, as with the Chinese 101 question, "How many characters do you know?", those numbers, insofar as you can keep track, ultimately become meaningless (although for conlanging, a number may indicate that your lang wasn't something you whipped up in 5th-period chem because you were bored).