From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Oct 17 2003 - 11:33:08 CST
Marco Cimarosti scripsit:
> Why? 200 millions should be more than enough: that's more than 30.000 words
> for each living language.
The Oxford English Dictionary has almost 10 times that many main entries.
And if we want to record every obvious derivative, 4 million words (times
6000 languages) seems a reasonable upper bound. Granted, English has
a fat vocabulary, but let's think big here.
> In practice, it will always be rendered as
> "-tu wa-" because no one will invest in implementing Swahili rendering.
How right you are.
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