Dictionaries and modified Latin sort orders
|From:||James Campbell <james@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 16, 2001, 10:05|
Roger Mills eskrë »
> Conlang: Mills, Añakrangota Sende Kash [Kash] (2001): otrosho - (n)
> ceramic ware; (adj) ceramic [subject to change as new words arediscovered]
> Follows own order: Consonants (velar, palatal, dental, labial), Vowels (ai
> e u o)--initial sounds only; internal sounds by English order. I haven't
> yet figured out how to make the computer sort the whole 2000-plus lexiconby
> Kash order.
I have a similar problem, because Jameld has an extra letter, a ts ligature,
which is sorted between S and T. In my database, I have one column with the
Jameld word as it should be printed, and one with a 'sort order' value,
which for most words is the same as the first column, but if an Auts (ts
ligature) is present, it is replaced with 'sz'. If I sort by that field, the
dictionary prints out in the correct Jameld order.
Could I suggest a similar solution for Kash? If you have a separate column
for the 'sort order' value, you could copy the Kash word into it and then
replace the first letter with a 2-digit numeric value, e.g.:
So 'otrosho' would have a 'sort order' value of '60trosho'. Just a thought.
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