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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #90 on: September 02, 2015, 03:55:41 AM »
4540! four thousand five hundred fourty forty!

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #91 on: September 02, 2015, 04:06:57 AM »
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #92 on: September 02, 2015, 04:41:52 AM »
35,200 words now. There is some improvement.

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #93 on: September 02, 2015, 05:08:15 AM »
36500.
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #94 on: September 02, 2015, 08:53:54 AM »
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #95 on: September 16, 2015, 04:29:56 AM »
7,800 not bad for an Asian.
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #96 on: September 16, 2015, 02:12:19 PM »
7,800 not bad for an Asian.

Practice makes perfect, especially reading books in the areas that interest you.

If you can find translations of Orthodox Christian books into Japanese and English. First read the book in Japanese to get a basic idea, and then read it in English.  Translations are not word for word, but in reading the English translation, you will learn a lot of new words.

I got the Chronicles of Narnia which are translated into many languages.
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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #97 on: December 23, 2015, 03:25:43 PM »
6,340

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #98 on: December 23, 2015, 05:36:58 PM »
Don't worry, this is about as (in)accurate as those online IQ tests ;) 

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #99 on: November 17, 2016, 10:39:13 PM »
Native English speaker with a BA in English: 25,300.   :P
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no clue, so there's that.

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #100 on: November 17, 2016, 11:37:50 PM »
10.500.
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #101 on: November 18, 2016, 10:22:11 AM »
15,9 k, not bad
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #102 on: November 18, 2016, 07:24:38 PM »
Good job, guys!
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no clue, so there's that.

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #103 on: November 11, 2017, 12:32:35 PM »
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #104 on: March 03, 2018, 05:30:01 PM »
"The Second Edition of the 20-volume  Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use, and 47,156 obsolete words. To this may be added around 9,500 derivative words included as subentries."

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I guess that's as good an answer as any...? :)
Not good enough: Webster's Third New International Dictionary defines over 450,000 entries.

I have a hard time respecting anything named Webster, sorry man.

The OED commands respect. :-)

I agree; thanks to Webster we get to enjoy center vs. centre, and other things.

I scored a pitiful 38,700; to my chagrin the final column bombarded me with archaic vernacular which is concurrrently obscure and outside of (dare I say, beneath) my preferred conversational register.

This wounds me, for I take pleasure in exploiting my exhaustive vocabulary for exclusionary purposes, so that for those outside of my acquaintances who are able to suffer this admittedly abhorrent behavior on my part my words are obfuscated ; as a form of encryption, if you will.  I do not reccommend this practice as many quite rightly will find you insufferable; it is a potentially deadly vice for which I have on occasion paid deservedly a steep bill.

Yet it is like most vices seductive and difficult to extricate oneself, as demonstrated by this post.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2018, 05:30:58 PM by Alpha60 »
"It is logical that the actions of the human race over time will lead to its destruction.  I, Alpha 60, am merely the agent of this destruction."

- The computer Alpha 60, from Alphaville (1964) by Jean Luc Godard, the obvious inspiration for HAL-9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

This signature is not intended to offend any user, nor the relatives of Discovery 1 deputy commander Dr. Frank Poole,  and crew members Dr. Victor Kaminsky, Dr. Jack Kimball, and Dr. Charles Hunter.

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #105 on: May 01, 2018, 03:17:15 PM »
I got 22,400. http://testyourvocab.com/result?user=10001795

I'd know more words, but I prefer English over pseudo-Latin.  ;)

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #106 on: May 01, 2018, 10:58:44 PM »
I agree; thanks to Webster we get to enjoy center vs. centre, and other things.

I scored a pitiful 38,700; to my chagrin the final column bombarded me with archaic vernacular which is concurrrently obscure and outside of (dare I say, beneath) my preferred conversational register.

This wounds me, for I take pleasure in exploiting my exhaustive vocabulary for exclusionary purposes, so that for those outside of my acquaintances who are able to suffer this admittedly abhorrent behavior on my part my words are obfuscated ; as a form of encryption, if you will.  I do not reccommend this practice as many quite rightly will find you insufferable; it is a potentially deadly vice for which I have on occasion paid deservedly a steep bill.

Yet it is like most vices seductive and difficult to extricate oneself, as demonstrated by this post.
I think I mentioned this before, but most of your weird words exist in my native language, so it's not that obscure. You should get more weird Germanic vocabulary such as threap or stalwart. Read The Anglish Moot and you'll be fine.
"May the Lord our God remember in His kingdom all Holy Catholic Apostolic Church, which heralds the Word of Truth and fearlessly offers and distributes the Holy Oblation despite human deficiencies and persecutions moved by the powers of this world, in all time and unto the ages of ages."

Anyhow when God was asked he said Eastern Orthodox is true Church and not Catholic Church. So come home and enjoy.

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #107 on: May 01, 2018, 11:33:06 PM »
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #108 on: May 18, 2018, 11:08:37 AM »
"The Second Edition of the 20-volume  Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use, and 47,156 obsolete words. To this may be added around 9,500 derivative words included as subentries."

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I guess that's as good an answer as any...? :)
Not good enough: Webster's Third New International Dictionary defines over 450,000 entries.

I have a hard time respecting anything named Webster, sorry man.

The OED commands respect. :-)
Not after its flirtation with communism.
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #109 on: May 20, 2018, 04:17:27 PM »
I agree; thanks to Webster we get to enjoy center vs. centre, and other things.

I scored a pitiful 38,700; to my chagrin the final column bombarded me with archaic vernacular which is concurrrently obscure and outside of (dare I say, beneath) my preferred conversational register.

This wounds me, for I take pleasure in exploiting my exhaustive vocabulary for exclusionary purposes, so that for those outside of my acquaintances who are able to suffer this admittedly abhorrent behavior on my part my words are obfuscated ; as a form of encryption, if you will.  I do not reccommend this practice as many quite rightly will find you insufferable; it is a potentially deadly vice for which I have on occasion paid deservedly a steep bill.

Yet it is like most vices seductive and difficult to extricate oneself, as demonstrated by this post.
I think I mentioned this before, but most of your weird words exist in my native language, so it's not that obscure. You should get more weird Germanic vocabulary such as threap or stalwart. Read The Anglish Moot and you'll be fine.

Amusingly, stalwart is a word I employ frequently, usually as an adjective rather than a noun.
"It is logical that the actions of the human race over time will lead to its destruction.  I, Alpha 60, am merely the agent of this destruction."

- The computer Alpha 60, from Alphaville (1964) by Jean Luc Godard, the obvious inspiration for HAL-9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

This signature is not intended to offend any user, nor the relatives of Discovery 1 deputy commander Dr. Frank Poole,  and crew members Dr. Victor Kaminsky, Dr. Jack Kimball, and Dr. Charles Hunter.

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #110 on: May 21, 2018, 12:59:23 AM »
"The Second Edition of the 20-volume  Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use, and 47,156 obsolete words. To this may be added around 9,500 derivative words included as subentries."

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I guess that's as good an answer as any...? :)
Not good enough: Webster's Third New International Dictionary defines over 450,000 entries.

I have a hard time respecting anything named Webster, sorry man.

The OED commands respect. :-)
Not after its flirtation with communism.
I have examined her carefully for years with the provided magnifying glass and did not notice. What did you see under her bindings that I didn't see? Perhaps this is too intimate a question.

If you cannot remember everything, instead of everything, I beg you, remember this without fail, that not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth but theirs.  If we have this attitude, we will certainly offer our money; and by nourishing Christ in poverty here and laying up great profit hereafter, we will be able to attain the good things which are to come. - St. John Chrysostom

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #111 on: May 22, 2018, 11:27:02 AM »
"The Second Edition of the 20-volume  Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use, and 47,156 obsolete words. To this may be added around 9,500 derivative words included as subentries."

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I guess that's as good an answer as any...? :)
Not good enough: Webster's Third New International Dictionary defines over 450,000 entries.

I have a hard time respecting anything named Webster, sorry man.

The OED commands respect. :-)
Not after its flirtation with communism.
I have examined her carefully for years with the provided magnifying glass and did not notice. What did you see under her bindings that I didn't see? Perhaps this is too intimate a question.
only for the OED. This came up before:
Maybe you saw something, and maybe you misremember it, but in any case, it isn't out there now. A supposed alteration to one of the defining (so to speak  ;) ) reference works of our time, and there's no trace of it now: you're just a guy on a forum making yet another outlandish claim, with nothing to back it up but your own word, and given your complete lack of any inclination to put some substance behind it, nobody should believe your claim. Really, they ought to believe that it's untrue.

I'm uninterested in your claims of Orthodox exceptionalism and your snide comeback about my church. Overlapping jurisdictions, when it comes to that, have been an aberration in Anglicanism for a matter of a couple of years, not decade after decade as has been the case in Orthodoxy. In that wise, you stand in a glass house, stone in hand.
I knew one day I'd come across something on the Soviets being allowed to change the definitions of the OED, and so I have:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3aFlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=uYwNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1152,3429441&dq=marxism+main+laws+of+development+of+nature+and+society&hl=en
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1821&dat=19850409&id=zUstAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mp0FAAAAIBAJ&pg=3477,5210427
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When is propaganda simply information and capitalism a system "based on the exploitation of man by man?"  Answer: When Soviet editors redefine words in two products by the guardians of the English language-the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary....."I suppose those justifying what we've done here would say, 'well, we've aligned, at Russian request, these words to the usage of that country.'  I think that we should have said in the dictionary something to the effect that, 'in Marxist doctrine, Capitalism means such and such, or Socialism means such and such," and not done it quite so badly," said Richardson
Marxism, in "this edition...the OUP (Oxford University Press) sanctions...for sale only in the U.S.S.R." (so stating in English and Russian in each copy ""clearly marked 'special edition for the U.S.S.R.'"), means "teaching on the main laws of development of nature and society," opposed to the OED outside of the Soviet Union defining Marxism as pertaining to, or characteristic of...the doctrines of Karl Marx."
The date, April 9, 1985, matches how I recollected the report I read (no, it wasn't this one, but the facts are similar as I remembered them). It also explains the dearth of information on: it predates the net, and came very close to the fall of the Soviet Union, when such things were no longer in demand, one should think.
A nice little blurb on this redefinition for propaganda (and not in the sense of "simple information") purposes can be found now here:
Symposium on Lexicography XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Lexiconography "Ideology in Dictionaries: Definitions of Political Terms" by Andrejs Veisbergs:
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This affected also special editions of Western dictionaries published in the USSR. Many political entries in the Soviet edition of Homby's learner's dictionary (Oxford 1982) were rewritten.
edited by Henrik Gottlieb, Jens Erik Mogensen, Arne Zetterste
http://books.google.com/books?id=wDnr0pKRQvEC&pg=PA542&dq=Marxism+%22teaching+on+the+main+laws+of+development+of+nature+and+society%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=J9PIULHVG8Ga2AW5-oCwBQ&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Marxism%20%22teaching%20on%20the%20main%20laws%20of%20development%20of%20nature%20and%20society%22&f=false
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A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #112 on: May 24, 2018, 11:20:55 AM »
"The Second Edition of the 20-volume  Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use, and 47,156 obsolete words. To this may be added around 9,500 derivative words included as subentries."

-- Source

I guess that's as good an answer as any...? :)
Not good enough: Webster's Third New International Dictionary defines over 450,000 entries.

I have a hard time respecting anything named Webster, sorry man.

The OED commands respect. :-)
Not after its flirtation with communism.
I have examined her carefully for years with the provided magnifying glass and did not notice. What did you see under her bindings that I didn't see? Perhaps this is too intimate a question.
only for the OED. This came up before:
Maybe you saw something, and maybe you misremember it, but in any case, it isn't out there now. A supposed alteration to one of the defining (so to speak  ;) ) reference works of our time, and there's no trace of it now: you're just a guy on a forum making yet another outlandish claim, with nothing to back it up but your own word, and given your complete lack of any inclination to put some substance behind it, nobody should believe your claim. Really, they ought to believe that it's untrue.

I'm uninterested in your claims of Orthodox exceptionalism and your snide comeback about my church. Overlapping jurisdictions, when it comes to that, have been an aberration in Anglicanism for a matter of a couple of years, not decade after decade as has been the case in Orthodoxy. In that wise, you stand in a glass house, stone in hand.
I knew one day I'd come across something on the Soviets being allowed to change the definitions of the OED, and so I have:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3aFlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=uYwNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1152,3429441&dq=marxism+main+laws+of+development+of+nature+and+society&hl=en
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1821&dat=19850409&id=zUstAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mp0FAAAAIBAJ&pg=3477,5210427
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When is propaganda simply information and capitalism a system "based on the exploitation of man by man?"  Answer: When Soviet editors redefine words in two products by the guardians of the English language-the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary....."I suppose those justifying what we've done here would say, 'well, we've aligned, at Russian request, these words to the usage of that country.'  I think that we should have said in the dictionary something to the effect that, 'in Marxist doctrine, Capitalism means such and such, or Socialism means such and such," and not done it quite so badly," said Richardson
Marxism, in "this edition...the OUP (Oxford University Press) sanctions...for sale only in the U.S.S.R." (so stating in English and Russian in each copy ""clearly marked 'special edition for the U.S.S.R.'"), means "teaching on the main laws of development of nature and society," opposed to the OED outside of the Soviet Union defining Marxism as pertaining to, or characteristic of...the doctrines of Karl Marx."
The date, April 9, 1985, matches how I recollected the report I read (no, it wasn't this one, but the facts are similar as I remembered them). It also explains the dearth of information on: it predates the net, and came very close to the fall of the Soviet Union, when such things were no longer in demand, one should think.
A nice little blurb on this redefinition for propaganda (and not in the sense of "simple information") purposes can be found now here:
Symposium on Lexicography XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Lexiconography "Ideology in Dictionaries: Definitions of Political Terms" by Andrejs Veisbergs:
Quote
This affected also special editions of Western dictionaries published in the USSR. Many political entries in the Soviet edition of Homby's learner's dictionary (Oxford 1982) were rewritten.
edited by Henrik Gottlieb, Jens Erik Mogensen, Arne Zetterste
http://books.google.com/books?id=wDnr0pKRQvEC&pg=PA542&dq=Marxism+%22teaching+on+the+main+laws+of+development+of+nature+and+society%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=J9PIULHVG8Ga2AW5-oCwBQ&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Marxism%20%22teaching%20on%20the%20main%20laws%20of%20development%20of%20nature%20and%20society%22&f=false
Thanks Isa. I think the reason this did not get much attention in the news was because OED itself that was not altered, but an English learner dictionary. It is nevertheless disturbing that OUP sanctioned misinformation in their dictionary.
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #113 on: May 24, 2018, 03:07:54 PM »
I should have been blessed with a ghost writer instead of a guardian angel.  10800