Re: Typing the lexicon
|From:||Brad Coon <bcoon@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 25, 2000, 0:03|
taliesin the storyteller wrote:
> * 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.
Heck, I did it myself in the late 1980's. Mayhaps I too am a legend :)
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