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Typing the lexicon

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Monday, July 24, 2000, 19:15
* Roger Mills <romilly@...> [000724 19:23]:
> BTW, does SIL mention why it's called _SHOEBOX_?
Not on the site I think, but in the docs. In the olden, pre-computer days, the field-workers would keep the info and data on a language in a shoebox, or so the legend says. The format (\key) is from that time too, quick to make such a one in the margin of a ruled sheet of paper. t.