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Author Topic: So, how large is it?  (Read 47339 times)

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Offline Luna333

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #425 on: November 16, 2017, 01:30:31 AM »
I got 22400. Not bad!

Offline Caeli

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #426 on: November 16, 2017, 03:27:37 AM »
32,900

It makes me feel like I should use the dictionary more often when I'm reading on my Kindle. ;D

Offline Princess Alexx

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #427 on: November 21, 2017, 03:12:48 AM »
21,900

Offline xPeof

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #428 on: November 27, 2017, 10:01:49 AM »
24,800 Words. *Insert Not Bad meme*

Offline Ziether

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #429 on: December 15, 2017, 03:21:55 PM »
29,100

My father is likely looking at this number and asking me why I haven't been reading enough to make it higher. The burden of having an English teacher for a father.

Offline LocusVonErich

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #430 on: January 17, 2018, 05:26:18 AM »
25, 600 words for me.

Offline VashtiDreamer

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #431 on: January 19, 2018, 03:27:02 AM »
30,500

I feel like that's an underestimation.

Also, why so many archaic words on that test... lol

Offline Princeling

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #432 on: April 27, 2018, 05:04:39 PM »
I got 29,100.

Lots of the words I’ve recognized were specifically from video games taking place in a medieval fantasy sort of period. And people say they rot your brain!

Offline Atucan1983

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #433 on: April 27, 2018, 08:51:06 PM »
Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be: 28,700 words.
I also felt dumb reading the last columns...always more to learn. The problem with a lot of the words is that I can define them but using them in writing or speech....that doesn’t really happen very much.

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #434 on: April 28, 2018, 12:28:24 PM »
 Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
28,700

I felt like a dolt for not remembering a few of the definitions because some of those words, at least on my quiz have definitely made it into a word of the day entry...

Offline Adrasteia

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #435 on: April 28, 2018, 03:08:19 PM »
32,500. Could be better, could be worse. I'd heard quite a lot but don't know the actual definition, I've just inferred the gist from the surrounding text.

I was going to say that I'm sure some of them were made up, but all words are made up in some sense or another...

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #436 on: May 02, 2018, 07:26:12 PM »
30,800 words

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #437 on: May 12, 2018, 09:44:37 AM »
21,700

It's not huge, but I'm generally really good at figuring out the meanings of words from the context they are used in. I did have a hard time not clicking the words I had seen before but didn't know an exact definition.

http://testyourvocab.com/result?user=10046538

Offline Chaelrishe

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #438 on: May 12, 2018, 03:59:05 PM »
I got 35,400.

http://testyourvocab.com/result?user=10047286

I managed to impress myself a little, but that last column seems to make fools of us all. I'd love to be able to use those kinds of words, though, if only I could find the kind of dictionary that had them.

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #439 on: May 13, 2018, 08:01:59 PM »
44,500 words

Offline LostInTheMist

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #440 on: June 15, 2018, 03:38:19 AM »
41.4k.

But let's be completely honest, how many do we actually use on a daily/monthly/weekly basis?

It's like tenses in Spanish. There are 27 tenses, and 6 ways to conjugate each verb in each tense. And irregular verbs in every tense. But only seven tenses are really ever used. (When my 11th Grade Spanish teacher started in on "Perfect Imperfect" I said, (in Spanish) "My God, you have got to be kidding me.") And the plural,  third person, familiar is only used in Spain, really.

So it winds up being, most often, five ways to conjugate verbs in seven tenses, so only 35 different conjugations depending on what you're writing, how you are doing it, what you are intending to say, etc.

It's a lot more complicated in English, so they say, since almost every verb is irregular. But we only have a handful of tenses. I think that's just a way to make us feel superior.

EDIT: I am, however, a native English speaker, and a non-native speaker may (probably does) have a different PoV.

EDIT 2: I'd love a test like this that also included fake words, so as to find cheaters.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2018, 03:41:50 AM by LostInTheMist »

Offline Envious

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #441 on: June 17, 2018, 07:46:30 PM »
24,700 words and I'm wondering if all of the ones listed were real words  :P

Offline Chanti

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #442 on: June 26, 2018, 11:54:44 PM »
31,900

Thanks again for refusing to have a tv cause it turned kids brains to mush, Mom. :)

Reading was my luxury of time.

Still is. My reading - and the variety thereof - is legend amongst my friends and family.

Offline Lady Onyx

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #443 on: June 27, 2018, 10:01:47 PM »
27,400

Not bad, I expected a bit higher but I'm not at all disappointed.

Offline gscmar64

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #444 on: June 29, 2018, 03:32:10 PM »
31,500

Not bad for someone who's constantly dropping thing onto his head or bumping it against steel shelving!

Online Justric

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #445 on: July 03, 2018, 03:47:03 PM »
35, 500, which puts me somewhere around the 80th percentile for my age. Not bad. Used to know a lot more, I think, but the old brainpan's not what it used to be,,,

Offline legomaster00156

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #446 on: July 04, 2018, 09:34:28 PM »
27.8K, within the 60th percentile for my age.

Offline solkar

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #447 on: August 13, 2018, 03:43:43 PM »
23,400

Not too bad for a non-native speaker I suppose.

Offline KatieBower

Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #448 on: August 25, 2018, 03:46:43 AM »
I think all that time reading the dictionary in order to get better at playing scattegories did me some good.

http://testyourvocab.com/result?user=10448088

Incidentally, if you're wondering what sort of dictionary has words like inveigle, tatterdemalion, canticle and estivation in it, it's this dictionary, I put the copy of Lord of the Rings next to it to provide a sense of scale:


Funnily enough I had to use it three times when reading LOTR. For the words glede, vambrace and besom. None of which were in my standard websters. Like, wtf, Tolkien?
« Last Edit: August 25, 2018, 04:01:41 AM by KatieBower »

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Re: So, how large is it?
« Reply #449 on: August 28, 2018, 11:07:15 AM »
Feel like I need to work on mine >x<

I got 26,400