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Author Topic: So, how large is it?  (Read 84317 times)

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Offline Tribemaster49

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #475 on: November 27, 2020, 05:57:20 pm »
30,500 words, not bad. Though I've done a lot of reading so I'm not sure if that's average or not for someone with that much interest in English. Guess I'll have to keep the practice up lol.

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #476 on: December 11, 2020, 03:38:24 pm »
My score was 18,800, so pretty good for a non-native who has never traveled. But saw lots of new words.

Offline Sagitta

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #477 on: December 17, 2020, 12:50:00 am »
Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
21,400
words

Non-native speaker living in a country that uses English as a second (but feels like third) language.

Offline laa

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #478 on: December 18, 2020, 03:43:38 pm »
20K, apparently. I didn't know my vocabulary was that limited, lol. I'm a wannabe writer, too. :c

Offline MrAlanNH

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #479 on: December 27, 2020, 01:13:29 pm »
33, 900

Learned that not being able to see words in context definitely revealed how much I rely on the context to 'know' the definition of words.
Seeing them by themselves, there were words I recognized but couldn't come up with a definition without the context.

Although, I had to leave most of that last column unchecked because I had no clue whatsoever.  My years and years of reading role-playing books and fantasy fiction let me down with these obscure words!
« Last Edit: December 27, 2020, 01:19:19 pm by MrAlanNH »

Offline MrAlanNH

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #480 on: December 27, 2020, 01:15:18 pm »
After about two years I got curious and made the test again.

Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
40,700
words


Noice!

Wait...is that a word?

Offline RedPhoenix

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #481 on: December 27, 2020, 01:28:21 pm »
Did a retake

36,500

That's really good I think :D definitely improved over the years!

I think honestly most of the hard words I know because of how they are used in fantasy tabletop games or literature that was smutty a few centuries or so ago but now is considered classy lol.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #482 on: December 27, 2020, 02:17:59 pm »
I retested and only got 32,700 words, down from 33,700 seven years ago. I guess my mind is going...

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #483 on: December 28, 2020, 04:36:01 am »
I retested and only got 32,700 words, down from 33,700 seven years ago. I guess my mind is going...
I thought I was gonna be in the same boat, but I retested and got 40,200. That's up almost 5,000 from my last result of 35,300. I'm not sure how that happened.

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #484 on: December 30, 2020, 11:14:52 am »
Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be: 25,800 words

I think good enough for a non-native who has never been outside of my country.

Offline yobo

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #485 on: December 31, 2020, 04:42:01 am »
19,200...

Not too shabby for a non-native speaker, but I wish I knew 800 more words so I could break 20,000... :P

Offline Elgor

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #486 on: December 31, 2020, 08:20:09 pm »
33,200

non-native, still working on it :)


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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #487 on: January 05, 2021, 08:45:00 pm »
29,000 words estimation

Offline Maethaneos

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #488 on: January 13, 2021, 11:03:53 am »
26,700. It'd be higher if I checked the boxes of the words I intuitively knew. A few of those I could tell from the root word what it was but yet I'd never actually seen the word before.

Offline Masked Insanity

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #489 on: January 16, 2021, 11:56:39 pm »
39500... though admittedly, I have both the WoD boost (White wolf loved to sprinkle 19/early 20th-century jargon into their books) and the fact that my mind grabs whatever it encounters and doesn't let go of anything. Not always a good thing  ;D

None-native speaker, but had some school classes in English, which certainly didn't hurt. Hitting 12 years old me with "precipitation models" was a tour de force.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2021, 11:58:05 pm by Masked Insanity »

Offline Riodragon1989

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #490 on: January 17, 2021, 08:32:20 am »
35,300 words... didn't think my dic
tionary was that massive!

Offline FortunatePilgrim

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #491 on: January 19, 2021, 09:23:09 am »
33, 800. Like someone else said, It was interesting how many words I recognized, but couldn't pull a definition out of my head without context. I KNOW I know what an inveigle is, but I just can't work it out. I was pretty grateful for braggadocio in the final column.


Offline PrincessBuggy

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #492 on: January 30, 2021, 06:00:25 am »
28k words. Doesn't surprise me much, I've always had mild learning issues with things like spelling, pronunciation, and word choice. I tend to mistake words for one another as well. Accuracy is not my strong suit as a writer, and I'm not trying to go professional anyways! A working vocabulary is about all I need to have fun.

Offline Thrak

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #493 on: February 09, 2021, 09:14:55 am »
Me, before taking the test: "Pfft, this will be easy. I know ALL the words! I'll ace this and then come here to flex about how erudite I am!"

Me, after the test: "Yo, Mr. White! I can't even pronounce half this shit!"

Anyway, my result: 23,800.

Offline Montagne

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #494 on: February 10, 2021, 05:54:02 am »
My vocabulary is:

36,300

I feel like there was a bias towards words you would only hear posh Englishmen say in a Victorian novel, which I'm claiming as innate homefield advantage.

I'd also like to see them include a few fake words and deduct people points if they clicked them  :P

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #495 on: February 13, 2021, 02:28:52 pm »
I got 40,200 words! Not surprising. I have a pretty big vocabulary, given I regularly read historical documents and literature, being myself. XD This was fun!
« Last Edit: February 13, 2021, 02:34:10 pm by Sekah »

Offline Ozolosterna

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #496 on: February 19, 2021, 11:23:02 pm »
39,600. Active reader that at least reads news articles and scholarly journals.

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #497 on: March 11, 2021, 07:18:23 am »
30,300   somewhat the median level.  I can do better...I do look up words that I find in literature, that I dont know.  It helps.

Fun Quiz!!

Offline Cydaea

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #498 on: May 01, 2021, 12:28:10 pm »
22,800, I feel like a dwarf. I can't even go 'but it's my second language'.  :-\

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #499 on: May 06, 2021, 12:44:21 am »
After about two years I got curious and made the test again.

Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
40,700
words

Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
40,700
words

The same result as last time.

I am quite proud of it, all things considered. I constantly have two languages in my head (raised bi-lingual) and I am dyslexic.