Tag: TLG

Lerna VIIa: Classical and Late vocabulary

By: | Post date: 2009-07-12 | Comments: 1 Comment
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Here, I’ll try making some sense of how the vocabularies of Greek have shifted between the corpora. This is where we got to. Lemmata Excluding Proper Names TLG + PHI #7 (viii-XVI, +tech +christ +inscr/pap) 214,381 172,646 TLG (viii–XVI, +tech +christ -inscr/pap) 201,823 162,009 LSJ Corpus (viii-VI, +tech -christ +inscr/pap) 159,636 124,215 Mostly Pagan (viii–IV, […]

Lerna VId: A correction of lemma counts

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Last post had its share of egg on my face, showing systematic overcounts of word forms in the corpora. This post is another healthy serving of omelette, correcting the lemma counts given in Lerna VIa. The overall story is: There are less distinct word forms in the PHI #7 corpus than I thought There are […]

Lerna VIc: A correction of word form counts

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This post fixes counts given in Lerna Va and Lerna Vb, with corrected counts from the PHI #7 disc—and a couple of weeks’ work on the archaic dialects and proper names of the PHI #7 corpus. I’ve also fixed several errors in how I was counting forms as unique. The end result is that the […]

Lerna VIb: A derailing of lemma counts

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You may have noticed an extended radio silence for the last couple of weeks in the series counting lemmata. The people at the Magnificent Nikos Sarantakos’ blog, where the good fight against Lerna is fought, know why: I found some problems in the way I was counting lemmata in the inscriptions and papyrus corpus (PHI […]

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

By: | Post date: 2009-06-18 | Comments: 3 Comments
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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 Vb: Forms of Good Pedigree

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[Counts in this post have been corrected in Lerna VIc] In the last post, we did some pruning of the word form count of our corpora, and came up with some numbers. We also noted that, once you pruned away the 137 forms of ἀνήρ, you’re still left with 42 forms of ἀνήρ. (Did I […]

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

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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. […]

Lerna IIIa: Why we do not count word instances

By: | Post date: 2009-06-05 | Comments: 1 Comment
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This blogpost in the ongoing thread on the Lernaean Text and counting words in Greek (see Lerna II, Lerna I) may be misdirected to the readership of this blog. It goes through basic notions in linguistics that some of you will be familiar enough with to be annoyed at. And given how the Lernaean text […]

Lerna II: Definitions

By: | Post date: 2009-06-02 | Comments: 2 Comments
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I’ve started a series of posts on counting words in Greek (see: Lerna I). This is the kind of thing that revokes your linguistics cabal membership card, so I have to add that the posts are really about the journey to counting words, and the questions that come up along the way, rather than the […]

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