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Author Topic: So, how large is it?  (Read 24998 times)

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Offline didoanna

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #200 on: July 08, 2013, 08:42:50 PM »
*grins* 30,200. - s'bout average I guess but I do like doing crossword puzzles.

This isn't bad either about words - from the great Blackadder.....

....Black Adder the Third - Ink and Incapability.......

Dr. Samuel Johnson: [places two manuscripts on the table, but picks up the top one] Here it is, sir. The very cornerstone of English scholarship. This book, sir, contains every word in our beloved language.

Blackadder: Every single one, sir?

Dr. Samuel Johnson: Every single word, sir!

Blackadder: Oh, well, in that case, sir, I hope you will not object if I also offer the Doctor my most enthusiastic contrafribularities.

Dr. Samuel Johnson: What?

Blackadder: "Contrafribularites", sir? It is a common word down our way.

Dr. Samuel Johnson: Damn!
[writes in the book]

Blackadder: Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I'm anispeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused you such pericombobulation.

Offline RainyHigh

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #201 on: July 08, 2013, 09:36:53 PM »
17,400 words... *pouts* I think me needs to study the English dictionary more.

Offline ausyandy

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #202 on: July 08, 2013, 09:58:42 PM »
^ ^ Lol I watched that episode of Blackadder this morning! XD

My result is 20,000... :-\ This is a surprise to me indeed.

Offline grdell

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #203 on: July 09, 2013, 08:03:47 PM »
Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
32,400
words

I'm proud of meself... ;)

Offline ViciousDelicious

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #204 on: July 10, 2013, 09:52:24 AM »
Pfew! 19,500, and I'm a non-native speaker. Still got it somewhat, thankfully :D

Offline milk tea

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #205 on: July 10, 2013, 10:52:06 AM »
23,800

I recognized many of them, and have even used them before, but couldn't think up an exact definition :(

Online stormwyrm

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #206 on: July 11, 2013, 01:09:11 AM »
37,100. The second page had a whole column of words I'd never heard of before.

Individuals who perforce are constrained to be domiciled in vitreous structures of patent frangibility should on no account employ petrous formations as projectiles. XD

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #207 on: July 11, 2013, 11:59:34 AM »
37,100. The second page had a whole column of words I'd never heard of before.

Individuals who perforce are constrained to be domiciled in vitreous structures of patent frangibility should on no account employ petrous formations as projectiles. XD
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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #208 on: July 12, 2013, 01:51:03 PM »
Our tribe's common domicile is a mid-spectrum double-hulled submersible vessel of war?

And the varied assortment of musicians commences to perform...

Offline Nefeli

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #209 on: July 16, 2013, 04:14:50 PM »

24,700 words...  Even though I'm bilingual  my first language is Greek.
That 2nd page last column kicked by butt :P


Offline SakamotoHD

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #210 on: July 17, 2013, 01:38:45 AM »
29,480 Words.

I'm actually disparaged by that number, I thought I was more well-red then that.. Ah well.

Offline Hera

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #211 on: July 17, 2013, 10:28:01 PM »
Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be: 33,700 words

Awesome link!  Thanks for posting it :)

Offline Shelyn

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #212 on: July 18, 2013, 08:35:19 AM »
25,300... and English is my second language  :D

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #213 on: July 19, 2013, 02:28:52 PM »
43,000 words. Interesting. Thanks for sharing that link.

Offline xen

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #214 on: July 21, 2013, 02:32:15 PM »
Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
41,800
words


I feel accomplished.

Offline Kyrsa

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #215 on: July 21, 2013, 05:53:01 PM »
35,900.  For the record the fourth column in the second section made me feel highly unintelligent as well. I only knew a handful of those words.

Offline Saytia

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #216 on: July 21, 2013, 11:22:07 PM »
21,800 words. Maybe I'll do better next time. (:

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #217 on: July 22, 2013, 12:34:04 AM »
35,300

Not what I hoped for, but on the last section it was more then I thought I'd get. And to those that mentioned it, white wolf books did help!

Offline AlexStone

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #218 on: July 22, 2013, 06:52:37 PM »
38,500 words.  Most of which, I am sure, are probably technical terms that have pretty much no use outside their application. 

And, I'm sure many of my partners can attest that, in fact, I know very few useful words, but many ways to use "To Fuck."

Offline Fogsight

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #219 on: July 23, 2013, 12:50:57 AM »
23,600...

It is not the amount of words that matters, it is how you use them  :P

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P.S. Rowan Atkinson should've continued with Black Adder instead of returning to that played out Mr.Bin, last movie was just creepy. Love Black Adder!

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #220 on: July 23, 2013, 04:21:52 AM »
38,400.  I'm slipping.  Must read dictionary more. 

XD

Offline AidenWhite

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #221 on: July 24, 2013, 03:06:54 AM »
I.... actually knew a lot of those words in the fourth column. I never went to college, but I always read textbooks that my friends had, and I read a lot. I'm friends with a college professor that I knew since I was three and I met up with him recently when I move to the States. He has fun challenging my vocab (and beating me, of course).

Despite me being Russian, here's what I got...

45,000




Offline windstar

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #222 on: July 27, 2013, 08:51:09 PM »
30,500 - which looks to be about average.

That last column are the kinds of things that would pretty much never come up in regular conversation, though. I'd say they were archaic, but I'm sure someone would prove me wrong.

Offline The Dark Raven

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #223 on: July 28, 2013, 02:59:23 PM »
Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
38,300
words

Offline Chris Brady

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #224 on: July 28, 2013, 06:04:34 PM »
35,300

Not what I hoped for, but on the last section it was more then I thought I'd get. And to those that mentioned it, white wolf books did help!
Uh...  I hate to say this, but White Wolf books actually LOWER the words you know, because they've changed the meaning of several they use.  Usually in the terms of names.

I actually had to look up words and found out how wrong they were in the context the were used.  Which is why my personal score isn't as high as I wanted, I personally discounted and removed any words I recognized from my WW days.