Non native bastard here with 25k words. I need to read more Allan Poe. That guy's books make my vocab come buckets
lol yeah. That's the case with me when reading Allan Poe now. Some words are just, fascinating and rare, and the style he employs is quite awesomeWhen I was little I couldn't wait for the german version of Harry Potter 5 so I ordered the english version^^ My first reaction while reading it? "WTF is a "wand"? XD
In my defense, that was 10 years ago. I think I was 13 when that book came out
lol yeah. That's the case with me when reading Allan Poe now. Some words are just, fascinating and rare, and the style he employs is quite awesome
Murders in the Rue Morgue goes a bit like this all the way through:
"The mental features discoursed of as the analytical, are, in themselves, but little susceptible of analysis. We appreciate them only in their effects. We know of them, among other things, that they are always to their possessor, when inordinately possessed, a source of the liveliest enjoyment. As the strong man exults in his physical ability, delighting in such exercises as call his muscles into action, so glories the analyst in that moral activity which disentangles. He derives pleasure from even the most trivial occupations bringing his talents into play. He is fond of enigmas, of conundrums, of hieroglyphics; exhibiting in his solutions of each a degree of acumen which appears to the ordinary apprehension preternatural. His results, brought about by the very soul and essence of method, have, in truth, the whole air of intuition. The faculty of re-solution is posssibly much invigorated by mathematical study, and especially by that highest branch of it which, unjustly, and merely on account of its retrograde operations, has been called, as par excellence, analysis."
And that is a bit of the very first page.
Imagine reading full novels that only go towards fancier text and grammatical structures.
22,700. I feel... Disappointed. I'll have to retake the test later. Native-speaker here.
I guess that my diction is just elevated, but my knowledge is lacking. /: