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How many words does Gothic have?

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  • thomasruhm
    For old languages there are often given very exact numbers.
    Message 1 of 3 , May 21, 2011
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      For old languages there are often given very exact numbers.
    • Frithureiks
      All attested words would probably be easy to count and told very exact. But maybe it is more dificult to determine what attested means. Counting only the
      Message 2 of 3 , May 21, 2011
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        All attested words would probably be easy to count and told very exact. But maybe it is more dificult to determine what "attested" means.
        Counting only the texts like the bible or also other like coins, spears, stones etc. And loanwords?

        Gothic had very surely more words than all attested so answer your question with the number of all attested words wouldn't be very correct either.

        --- In gothic-l@yahoogroups.com, "thomasruhm" <thomas@...> wrote:
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        > For old languages there are often given very exact numbers.
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      • thomasruhm
        The easiest to interpret would be al list with numbers in groups, like one hundred words from the bible, fifty from coins and inscriptions, twenty loan words
        Message 3 of 3 , May 21, 2011
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          The easiest to interpret would be al list with numbers in groups, like one hundred words from the bible, fifty from coins and inscriptions, twenty loan words in other languages and seventy neologisms.
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