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Offline LiliasTopic starter

So, how large is it?
« on: December 26, 2012, 05:14:13 PM »
Your vocabulary, that is. Care to find out?

Do the clicky thing!

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 05:33:36 PM »
Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
20,500
words

And for foreign learners of English, we've found that the most common vocabulary size is from 2,500Ė9,000 words.


I'd say I'm doing good... *coughs*
« Last Edit: December 26, 2012, 05:36:04 PM by Saerra »

Offline alxnjsh

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 05:35:31 PM »
Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:

28,400

words

Edit: Can I say that towards the fourth column on the second page I started to feel very stupid!  ::)

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 05:41:59 PM »
Edit: Can I say that towards the fourth column on the second page I started to feel very stupid!  ::)

Hahahah! Sounds familiar!

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 05:50:24 PM »
Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:


27,200

words

Yeah, I was feeling a little overwhelmed by then.

Offline Oneiros

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 05:53:41 PM »
I was feeling pretty dumb by the final column myself! I was like "Geez, I've never heard of any of these words!"

Still got 30,700 though. I should make my husband take it. He frequently uses big words that I don't know, but recently I've started calling him on using them - most of them he doesn't actually know what they mean and is just kind of guessing. *chuckles*

Offline LiliasTopic starter

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 06:02:06 PM »
And for foreign learners of English, we've found that the most common vocabulary size is from 2,500Ė9,000 words.

I didn't notice that! :o Guess that's normal for someone who just gets to international certification; FCE covers a vocabulary of ~3K and CPE goes up to ~10K.

I'm a foreign learner myself, as is largely known around here, and still hit 38,300. Not bad for someone who, in her first year in university, had over 100 unknown words in a mid-20th century short story. >_<

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 06:06:25 PM »
29,300.

This quiz/test (especially the last column!) made me feel like I didn't know English. D;

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2012, 06:06:39 PM »
I didn't notice that! :o Guess that's normal for someone who just gets to international certification; FCE covers a vocabulary of ~3K and CPE goes up to ~10K.

I'm a foreign learner myself, as is largely known around here, and still hit 38,300. Not bad for someone who, in her first year in university, had over 100 unknown words in a mid-20th century short story. >_<

...maybe an idea to differentiate on education, as well. I did not see uni, for one. All past the Dutch equivalent of High School has been self taught.
I must say, though, that Elliquiy has been a very good influence ♥

Oh, and I took it again to read out loud the words that scrambled (light word blindness) and managed to reach 24k. I feel proud.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2012, 06:07:46 PM by Saerra »

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2012, 06:08:38 PM »
As a side note, I always find it difficult to categorize myself with questions like, "which language is your native language?" English isn't my first language, and it isn't (always) the language that I think in, but it's the more proficient of my two (three if you include dialects), so it's hard to say. -__-

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2012, 06:12:35 PM »
Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
31,100
words

Wuuurrrrdssss

Offline Oneiros

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2012, 06:15:43 PM »
I took it a second time to compensate for my mild dyslexia (the first time I'd gone through it at lightning speed, zoooom!) and bumped up to 31,400. The words do change slightly if you take it more than once, so I probably got lucky and they slipped a few harder words in there that time that I actually knew. There were tons of words that I had read before and had a very vague idea of their definition, but couldn't come up with a definition that I was 100% confident with.

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2012, 06:18:06 PM »
*grins* Yeah, I zzoooomed the first time, too. *chuckles*

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2012, 06:28:04 PM »
21,200

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2012, 08:36:19 PM »
23,600

...I need more words ya'll, I am disappoint in myself

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2012, 08:54:57 PM »
 Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be: 35,600 words


Crossword puzzles.  I blame it all on the crossword puzzles.

Offline Sarena

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2012, 09:26:40 PM »
Quote
Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
29,100
words

Now I want to go look up all of those words that I didn't know! 

Offline Lithos

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2012, 10:09:01 PM »
26,500 maybe i understood it wrong, i picked all words i knew some meaning for. *edit* score fixed i blame being tired, wrote it wrong. 
« Last Edit: December 26, 2012, 10:31:43 PM by Lithos »

Offline Outsider

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2012, 10:20:15 PM »
25,100 words, English being my 3rd language (as in priority)


I was thinking some of these words at the end must have been traps. Just crossovers, maybe a drawback for those who just randomly click things!

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2012, 10:45:43 PM »
32,200 words.  I grew up in a bilingual household until I was six, with the two languages being French and English.  Believe it or not, more than  few of the harder words were learned from gaming books such as White Wolf's "World of Darkness" and DnD.  Tenebrous, caitiff, hobgoblin, to name a few.  Read more fantasy and learn more words!  Woo!

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2012, 11:23:02 PM »
I retook it because I have a habit of flying through tests and not taking my time to read each thing carefully.

New score: 27,800

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2012, 01:24:11 AM »
Believe it or not, more than  few of the harder words were learned from gaming books such as White Wolf's "World of Darkness" and DnD.  Tenebrous, caitiff, hobgoblin, to name a few.  Read more fantasy and learn more words!  Woo!

Haha, this is exactly where I picked up some of my words too. ;)

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2012, 01:36:14 AM »
33,500 - conservatively. I was familiar with all of the words on the lists but I didn't check it if I couldn't a) think of an actual definition as I read it, and b) use it in a sentence as a way to distinguish from the words that I'm familiar with but don't know and those that I actually know.

I'm not sure if that's what they meant when the instructions said "Don't check boxes for words you know you've seen before, but whose meaning you aren't exactly sure of." but that's how I interpreted it.

Offline ExisD

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2012, 02:33:11 AM »
27,100 those last two columns made me feel really stupid. I probably would've gotten a few more if I'd thought about them though.

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2012, 02:49:27 AM »
Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be: 24,500 words

Woohoo, words. The last page just made me go "WHAT? ARE THESE REAL WORDS?" Made me feel stupid.