Basic words in a new language
cordlandwehr at kde.org
Wed Aug 14 17:29:35 UTC 2013
On Sunday 11 August 2013 19:27:16 Inge Wallin wrote:
> Ok, thanks. One thing that I don't remember if I emphasized in my first
> mail is that this list was supposed to represent a useful subset for
> somebody who wanted to study a language seriously and continue
> more after these words are mastered.
For this goal the list seems good for me.
> And rather than have one file with 4000 words, I'd prefer 8 with 500
I see this different. As long as we have a good hierarchy in a file, I do not
see the need to make vocabulary files artificialy small. Actually, Parley
allows quite easy to select which parts of a vocabulary file you want to
learn. So we should aim for good structured files and the problem is
> Thanks for the feedback. Would you care to suggest an improved
Essentially, I would rename the "Other" category to "Essential Words",
rename some of the subcategories and move some other categories as
subcategories to it. (This also allows in Parly by its tree-selection mode for
learning to fine grained specify where to start learning).
Essential Words (was "Other")
+ Important Verbs (was "Actions" and "Common Verbs")
+ Important Adjectives (was in "Descriptions")
+ Question Words (was "Interrogative Words")
+ Conjunctions (was "Interjections")
+ Colors (was in "Descriptions")
+ Introduction (was "Greetings and polite words")
+ Personal Pronouns
+ Relative Pronouns (new, see last mail)
+ Time and Dates (was top-level category before)
+ Quantities (new! with words like "often", "seldom", "sometimes")
* merge "Leisure" and "Activities"
* remove Descriptions completely (Colors and Common Adjectives better fit
in "Essential Words" and Patterns are not basic words for me)
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