[LMB] OT: How Did You Learn to Read?
phoenix at mindstalk.net
Tue Oct 17 18:30:30 BST 2017
On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 06:25:01PM +0100, John Lennard wrote:
> Marc writes:
> You want lots of meanings? I believe "set" followed by "let" are the words
> with most dictionary entries, in English at any rate.
> John: Sounds familiar, though I can't swear to it. In the printed OED2 :
> SET, sb1 has 33 numbered subheads, sb2 has 15, v1 has 152, and ppl. a. 10,
> the whole occupying 24+ double-column pages.
> LET, sb1 has 2, sb2 has 1, v1 has 38, v2 has 2, and ppl. a. 1, but they
> fill only 5+ pages.
Less precisely, my online dictionary (linux dictd package) has about 50k
for the entry of 'set'. 'let' is 11k. 'get' 24k. 'go' 34k. 'be' 11k.
-xx- Damien X-)
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