frequencies

franco at RZ.UNI-LEIPZIG.DE franco at RZ.UNI-LEIPZIG.DE
Tue Feb 17 07:35:19 EST 2009


I am not sure whether the question is even meaningful for classical  
Sanskrit. Frequency where? In Epic literature? In philosophical  
literature? In dharmasaastra or Buddhist texts? Each genre has its own  
special vocabulary, and its own frequencies.
Best wishes
EF


Zitat von Jonathan Silk <kauzeya at GMAIL.COM>:

> These are very interesting, and no doubt useful. But a quick glance will
> assure anyone that they are not based on frequency. Is it possible that
> kṣura is one of the most common words in Skt? It seems to me more likely--I
> didn't look around to see if this is explained--that this is vocabulary for
> some reader. So the question of the collection of 'basic vocabulary' in the
> sense of a list of the most frequent  words (perhaps by genre?) remains a
> desideratum. But some linguistic must have compiled such a list, no?
>
> JAS
>
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Himal Trikha  
> <himal.trikha at univie.ac.at>wrote:
>
>> Two pdf-files containing lists of 100 and 3200 words respectively can be
>> downloaded here:
>>
>> http://www.indologie.uni-halle.de/studium/Studienmaterialien/index.htm
>>
>> The lists are called basic vocabulary ("Sanskrit Grundwortschatz"). I don't
>> know on what criteria the words were selected.
>>
>> Best regards
>> Himal Trikha
>>
>>
>> On 17.02.2009 08:57, Alexandra Vandergeer wrote:
>>
>>> Dear Sanskritists,
>>>
>>> Did anyone ever compile a frequency list of Sanskrit nouns, verbs and
>>> adjectives in terms of use per 1000 lemmas?
>>>
>>> Alexandra van der Geer
>>>
>>>
>
>
> --
> J. Silk
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> 2300 RA Leiden
> Netherlands
>
>



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