Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

OT: Dictionaries: why two sections??

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Sunday, September 24, 2006, 1:41

Do you often open a dictionary, try to find a word and when you reach
the corresponding page and line, you notice that all words around are
in the wrong language?  And then you notice that you started in the
wrong one of the two sections of the dictionary, namely exactly the
wrong direction of translation?  And have to do the lookup again in
the other direction?

It happens to be very often.  I want to look up 'schimmelig' in a
Latin-German, German-Latin dictionary and then at sch..., there are
only Latin words around!  Oh, yes, wrong section.  Use German-Latin
instead of Latin-German.

Why are there two sections??  It is unnatural!  Let all the words be
in one list, no matter what language they are in!

Did anyone encounter this problem before?  Did anyone have the same
solution? :-)

  **Henrik (with way too many dictionaries around him)


Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Larry Sulky <larrysulky@...>
Benct Philip Jonsson <bpjonsson@...>
H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>