I really like learning from lists—-it's efficient and effective in my opinion. I have recently finished going through Nicholas J., Brown's frequency list of the top 10,000 words in the Russian Language (took about 13 months). And i have decided that I would like to continue using a list. However, the question is: "which list?".
Of course I am aware that frequency is a foggy subject, and that beyond 10,000, the order of words no longer has meaning. Nonetheless, the fact that someone took a large sample size and then recorded the most common words still has value.
So, I am searching for a list that has the following features:
- Largest sample size (it's obvious why this is important)
- Has the "best" methodology for ordering words by frequency...
- Is the most recent (compiled within the last century
- is the longest (i.e., contains the most words
of course I doubt it will be possible to meet all of these requests, but give it a shot