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Tst your vocabulary

Post#1 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:25 pm

http://testyourvocab.com/result?user=14681873

I dont know how accurate this is, since English ain't my mother tongue the 27K estimate is a good one (average person has between 30K and 40 K according to them) but you may wonder what would the estimate for you be. Yet again, I don't know how accurate it is.
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Post#2 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:42 pm

English is my native language, and the only one I know, and I only scored 500 better than you did. :lol:

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Post#3 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:48 pm

Copied this from their site.
Most native English adult speakers who have taken the test fall in the range 20,000–35,000 words. And for foreign learners of English, we've found that the most common vocabulary size is from 2,500–9,000 words.

Even though I was born in America, English is my second language. I think the only reason I scored 31,100 is because of my age. They have found that the average vocabulary has been shrinking with each progressive generation.

Thanks for sharing that New Hegdeh. :up:
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Post#4 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:14 pm

I was in quora discussing Sapir Whorf with a dude that claimed that some "philosopher" thought humans work with 500 000 concepts... I challenged it because I thought vocabulary was much wider for people worldwide... he gave this link... I am not sure if it works because one answers a few wordsand it extrapolates the others, many words which I knew I recognized from their similiarity to Spanish words or their use in AD&D. AD&D does marvels for one's language. Despite using "necromancy" for non-divinatory magic.

Oh, the guy who I was discussing with was the one that spoke of 30-40 K... Didn't see the site had other numbers
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Post#5 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:09 am

I got 33,700.

New Hegdeh wrote:many words which I knew I recognized from their similiarity to Spanish words


Yeah, I also found that a lot of the harder words were very similar to Spanish words. I can speak Spanish (although not at your level of proficiency in English), and as such, many of those words I could work out from my knowledge of Spanish... but I'd not actually heard them as English words, so I didn't count them. Maybe I should have.

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Post#6 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:19 am

Lyrwik wrote:I got 33,700.
New Hegdeh wrote:many words which I knew I recognized from their similiarity to Spanish words

Yeah, I also found that a lot of the harder words were very similar to Spanish words. I can speak Spanish (although not at your level of proficiency in English), and as such, many of those words I could work out from my knowledge of Spanish... but I'd not actually heard them as English words, so I didn't count them. Maybe I should have.

Hmn ... you both have a valid point. I like that rather than being old. LOL
Of course it could be both.
New Hegdeh wrote: I recognized from their ... use in AD&D. AD&D does marvels for one's language.

Just one more way the game helps people with life skills.
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Post#7 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:42 am

Lyrwik wrote:I got 33,700.

New Hegdeh wrote:many words which I knew I recognized from their similiarity to Spanish words


Yeah, I also found that a lot of the harder words were very similar to Spanish words. I can speak Spanish (although not at your level of proficiency in English), and as such, many of those words I could work out from my knowledge of Spanish... but I'd not actually heard them as English words, so I didn't count them. Maybe I should have.


I saw a few which I recognized but wasn't sure I knew what they meant so I didn't mark them, many looked like jargon.

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Lyrwik wrote:I got 33,700.
New Hegdeh wrote:many words which I knew I recognized from their similiarity to Spanish words

Yeah, I also found that a lot of the harder words were very similar to Spanish words. I can speak Spanish (although not at your level of proficiency in English), and as such, many of those words I could work out from my knowledge of Spanish... but I'd not actually heard them as English words, so I didn't count them. Maybe I should have.

Hmn ... you both have a valid point. I like that rather than being old. LOL


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Lukafio wrote:Of course it could be both.
New Hegdeh wrote: I recognized from their ... use in AD&D. AD&D does marvels for one's language.

Just one more way the game helps people with life skills.


It also prepares people against bigotry. :knight: :elf: :orc:
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Post#8 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:40 pm

Lukafio wrote:Just one more way the game helps people with life skills.


For me, I'm quite good with statistics and probability. I attribute that at least in part to playing D&D and Warhammer.

I also have a stronger grasp of the Imperial system than is necessary (being in a metric system country) due to having to work out movement speeds, weapon ranges, etc. However, that's really only useful when playing D&D, or when talking to someone 60+ who went to school when we still used Imperial.

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Post#9 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:14 pm

Oh imperial, I understand it thanks to AD&D but do not like it really, it always got in my nerves when Archer or anyone else in Enterprise would give the date with the month first and the year last... Either do like the Japanese and start with the year, or do like everyone else and start with the day, but dont stick months into the sides when days are smaller and years are larger.
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Post#10 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:20 pm

I prefer metric myself, but sadly live in one of only three countries in the world that still uses imperial. ( U.S., Liberia and Myanmar)

After a lifetime of using YYYYMMDD:HHMM it is still odd to do MM/YY or MM/DD/YYYY.

New Hegdeh wrote:Are you old in spirit? Age is in the mind :mage On the other hand, venerable, wyrms and great wyrms are the strongest dragons.


Chronologically and physically old, but in good company if with those wyrms. Mentally I'm a juvenile delinquent.
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Post#11 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:23 pm

You lived in Japan? That's a cool country.
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Post#12 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:00 am

I agree and wish I had spent time there, ... so does my son. LOL
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Post#13 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:18 am

Oh ok, but yeah, there's a reason its known as "cool Japan".
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