A million English words, or only 600,000? Either way, it's a language packed with more words than you'll ever need

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jul 9 14:50:09 UTC 2008

At 7/9/2008 10:45 AM, LanDi Liu wrote:
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>On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 8:43 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> > And one could point out how much more linguistic the 1590s were by
> > dividing the times per word by the number of English speakers in the
> > two periods.
> >
> > Joel
>Especially if one only counted literate speakers.  One might assume
>the unwashed masses weren't coining too many words.

Are you discounting the Anglo-Saxons?


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