Is there any way to see the words that are recorded in your vocabulary? I am keeping track of my known words but I believe the known words are overstated because different forms of the same word are potentially being counted as separate words. I would like to review my vocabulary and remove the duplicated words.
You can see all the words you have saved by selecting “Vocabulary” from the dropdown menu of the “Learn” tab.
You can not see your list of words you marked as known. You can only see words you have LingQed and then learned. We don’t think you need to worry about refining your known words list. We consider every form of a word to be a different word since you don’t know the word until you encounter it at least once. The known words count is an indicator of your ability in your new language. It’s benefit is in showing you the progress you are making.
@mark: sorry, that I have to contradict your statement. But the truth is, that you don’t necessarily have to encounter each single conjugation beforehand in order to really know it. If you, for example, know the rule that all regular Spanish verbs ending with ~ar, are conjugated: ~o, ~as, ~a, ~amos, ~aís, ~an, then you already know all the conjugations of all other regular ~ar words (in French, Italian, Portuguese and surely in many other languages there are similar rules). Of course, you still have to learn the c. of all irregular words.
But I agree with you, that it’s not that important to know the exact number of “known words”, as it only serves as a rough indicator of your progress in the respective language.
I thought you considered different forms of words as different words since that is the only practical way to make the system. I don’t think it can be done any other way.
You are right that different forms of the same word are being counted separately. I wouldn’t worry about it. Just take that into account when interpreting your word count. It is also worth noting that knowing one form of a word does not mean you will know the other forms. For example, in English, you might know the verb ‘to go’ in its infinitive form, but that does not mean you will understand ‘goes’, ‘gone’, and ‘went’ when you come across them. I am sure that most of the time you will know all of the forms of a word if you know just one of the forms, but there will always be times when you don’t.