Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?

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Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?

Postby mok-kong shen » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:22 pm UTC

After considerable search on the Internet, I found a free, good and extensive word list for English that IMHO contains all words (nouns and verbs with their endings as separate entries) one would ever need in common communications: http://www-01.sil.org/linguistics/wordlists/english/. It has a size of 109582. I like very much to know similar word lists for other languages, in particular for German and French.

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Re: Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?

Postby Zohar » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:41 pm UTC

Have you considered looking at dictionaries? Also, that list was compiled in 1991, in no way does it cover all words in common usage. For example, it does not contain the word "selfie"
Mighty Jalapeno: "See, Zohar agrees, and he's nice to people."
SecondTalon: "Still better looking than Jesus."

Not how I say my name

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Re: Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?

Postby PeteP » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:49 pm UTC

Hmm try scrabble word lists perhaps https://sites.google.com/site/joergtinner/ this german one has 179986 but lists different forms of the same word (ZÜRNT,ZÜRNTE,ZÜRNTEN) so has far less distinct words, so I don't know whether that suits your purpose. Here some more http://www.nongnu.org/eliot/en/index.html

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Re: Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?

Postby gd1 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:35 pm UTC

http://www.Thuum.org has a good listing for the language of Skyrim's dragons...

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Re: Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?

Postby mok-kong shen » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:06 pm UTC

Interesting that the Dragon language has only 640+ words. English could be "reduced" to 360 words, see http://learnthesewordsfirst.com/about/r ... onary.html

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Re: Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?

Postby Soupspoon » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:00 am UTC

mok-kong shen wrote:English could be "reduced" to 360 words,

That must let you learn the language by degrees...


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