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- n. The set of words in a language.
For, insofar as a culture is scientifically literate, then of course their wordstock too will be over a million.
So anything that crosses linguistic boundaries in this way is irrelevant as far as a language's wordstock is concerned.
He was also worried because several of the terms in the wordstock involved profanity, which he didn't know if that belonged in an academic paper, but I assured him they did.
I agree that incent has reached the general speaking public, at least in the United States, and therefore warrants inclusion in a descriptive account of the wordstock available to us speakers of American English.
It's easiest to do between related languages, which means that English, with its varied wordstock, is a particularly tough language to translate poetry from or to.
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