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Re: Yivrian Lexicon Online!

From:Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>
Date:Friday, August 9, 2002, 18:58
On Fri, 9 Aug 2002 10:39:13 -0700, JS Bangs <jaspax@...> wrote:

>Jeff Jones sikyal: > >> On Thu, 8 Aug 2002 15:25:23 -0700, JS Bangs <jaspax@...>
>> >> >Conlangers: >> > >> >After teaching myself Perl and CGI basics, I was able to get a >> >preliminary version of the Yivrian lexicon online. Rejoice! The lexicon >> >may be found at: >> >> It's very fast, but, um, it doesn't seem do actually _do_ anything. >> Perhaps you could add a little explanation to the page. > >This is probably because you're searching the wrong way. I realized that >the way the page is designed is confusing to some people--if you select to >search through "Yivrian", the program looks through the Yivrian head >entries and tries to find a match. If you put an English word in and >select that option, nothing will come up (probably). To search for, say, >the Yivrian word for "dog," you must put "dog" in the search field and >select "English."
I figured that, so I tried it both ways.
>I should probably put this explanation on the page itself, along with a >nice note to say when you haven't gotten any matches. Off I go . . .
I just tried the newer version. fountain (E2Y) -- no matches dog (your example) (E2Y) -- suk, soko suk (Y2E) -- dog (same entry as before) so far so good, but then I put in cat (E2Y) and rat (E2Y) and got half a dozen irrelevent entries each. Jeff J.
>Jesse S. Bangs > > >"If you look at a thing nine hundred and ninety-nine times, you are >perfectly safe; if you look at it the thousandth time, you are in >frightful danger of seeing it for the first time." >--G.K. Chesterton


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