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 Descripto Word List Shortcomings 
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I was reviewing the Descriptor Word List last night when something that wasn't there just jumped out at me. Under Dimensions, the words long and tall can be found, but not the word short.

What's up with that? Have I got a defective list?

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Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:25 pm
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Page 2 of the Companion Guide: "The Sensory Descriptor Word List is by no means exhaustive."

You will find many words that you would think should be on there. 'Short' being one of them. Found
myself using 'loose' in S2, assumed it was on there as it meant the opposite of 'dense' to me, not there.

S2 words are meant to be very basic descriptors, so if you use your better judgement, you can generally
come up with words that are acceptable for S2. 'Intertwined' no, use it in S4. 'Layered' to me, sure, S2
is fine.

And the Word List is designed with S2 in mind, the words do not go beyond the likes of which should
be used in S2. S4 is where you really get to attack the problem and can use higher level descriptors.

But no, it is not a defective list. Unless you count the misspellings.......


Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:14 pm
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