Tag: Byzantine Greek

Lerna VIa: For Zeus’ Sake, How Many Words?

By: | Post date: 2009-06-18 | Comments: 3 Comments
Posted in categories: Ancient Greek, Linguistics, Mediaeval Greek
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[Counts in this post have been corrected in Lerna VId] At long last, after nine posts of teasing, will I finally give the punters a count of lemmata of Greek? Why yes. Yes I will. And then for a change, I will also set to work inflating it, to extrapolate from the current corpus and […]

Lerna Va: Word Form Counts, pruning

By: | Post date: 2009-06-11 | Comments: 5 Comments
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[Counts in this post have been corrected in Lerna VIc] So surely, after all the disclaimers in previous posts, I will now tell you how many words there are in Greek? Oh no. Not at all. Not even close. Before I alight at the burning question of how many lemmata of Greek (and when), I’m […]

Lerna IV: Corpora

By: | Post date: 2009-06-10 | Comments: No Comments
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So having spent four posts on why we should not count words of Greek, I will count words of Greek. The counts are only meaningful relative to a corpus, so here I detail what’s in the corpus I’ll be using, PHI #7 + TLG—and how I will end up treating it as four concentric corpora. […]

Dictionary coverage of Greek

By: | Post date: 2009-04-20 | Comments: 6 Comments
Posted in categories: Ancient Greek, Linguistics, Mediaeval Greek
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There’s three and a half millenia of Greek lexicon out there. Of course, that’s three and a half millennia if you accept that Mycenaean is the same language as is spoken on Greece’s Got Talent—which demands a bit of looseness in when you deem a language to have become a different language. (And the distinction […]

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