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Re: How many words does Gothic have?

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  • 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 1 of 3 , May 21 4:19 AM
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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 2 of 3 , May 21 5:00 AM
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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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