Well, you can't have just one. You need at least two so you can have syntax, or it's not a language. A conlang is a model of a language. How much detail does it need? As much as you wish to give it. A lot of conlangs only have a few hundred words. Others have thousands. If you're aiming for a sense of naturalistic "completeness," then aim for in the tens of thousands, I suppose. If you're aiming for usefulness, aim for a few thousand. But if conlanging is just a matter of counting words, well, that seems a bit dull to me. On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 2:58 PM, Mathieu Roy <[log in to unmask]>wrote: > Stay between 1 and infinite (1 and infinite included) :) > > -----Message d'origine----- > De : Constructed Languages List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] De la > part de nichole andrews > Envoyé : mercredi 16 janvier 2013 21:42 > À : [log in to unmask] > Objet : Word Limit > > Is there a limit on how many words can be in a conlang? I'm creating my > lexicon, and am wondering what are the pros and cons of having these be the > only words and prases in the language? > > Emerging poet > Pen name Mellissa Green > Budding novelist > Blog > www.theworldofyemora.wordpress.com > <http://www.theworldofyemora.wordpress.com/> > tweet me > @GreenNove > list > > -- Second Person, a chapbook of poetry by Patrick Dunn, is now available for order from Finishing Line Press<http://www.finishinglinepress.com/NewReleasesandForthcomingTitles.htm> and Amazon<http://www.amazon.com/Second-Person-Patrick-Dunn/dp/1599249065/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1324342341&sr=8-2>.