ECMI Caucasus and Zlata Praga have released the 2nd editions of their frequency dictionaries. Language learners can now find the Georgian-Azeri-Russian and the Georgian-Armenian-Russian dictionaries online.
The frequency dictionaries of ECMI Caucasus and Zlata Praga are targeting Georgia. They are intended for minority language speakers who are learning Georgian, and for Georgian speakers encountering minority languages; in this case Armenian, Azeri and Russian.
The 2nd editions of the frequency dictionaries have increased the number of Georgian words with 1128. It is now totaling 3525 words. The electronic versions of the 2nd editions allow for easy access to the dictionaries.
The dictionaries are registered in the Georgian National Library.
Background to the frequency dictionaries
When compiling words for the upon mentioned frequency dictionaries, the most common language usage areas were chosen. These are the press, the legislation, and other similar areas of thematic use. In that aspect the frequency dictionaries attempt to cover 90-95% of the commonly used lexical composition of the texts.
It is assumed that the modern Georgian language contains 55-60.000 words. This is called the general lexical volume. However, according to linguists it takes only a couple of thousand words to be able to express everything; if even in an awkward fashion.
From the frontpages of the frequency dictionaries.