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This is a very good question, and one that I will try to answer to the best of my ability in part 2 of this post, but first of all, let me ask you this: Have you ever wondered how many words there are in your language? Well, this is the wrong question, in fact, since there is no single sensible answer to this question. Why is that? Simply put, it’s impossible to count the number of words in a language, because it’s so hard to decide what actually counts as a word.

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