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Re: A conlang database program

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Friday, July 9, 1999, 13:27
Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...> wrote:
> Dear people, > > I've been working on and off on ideas for a bit of software to help in > analyzing and describing a language,along with my ideas for an ideal > grammar (, and I've > prepared a design draft (which is also intended for consumption by the > non-conlang linguistic community). I'd like you all to comment upon it: > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Kura > > an open-source multi-language multi-user linguistics database > application >
The technical details mostly elude me, but the idea seems fascinating, and I hope we can see an alpha release soon (hmm... relatively soon?). I felt truly moved when I read your essay on the Ideal Grammar -- no kidding. So good luck! Unfortunately I cannot offer you any help (except testing, maybe... do I have to get Unix on my old PC?). Why the name 'Kura'? And what is XML?
> > I'm presently designing the actual datamodel, that is the structures used > to store the linguistic data, and making a prototype interface, and all > comments, additions and so on will be helpful.
Keep me informed, will you please? --Pablo Flores