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Re: Managing your corpus.

From:Amanda Babcock Furrow <langs@...>
Date:Friday, May 30, 2008, 4:08
On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 01:39:38AM -0400, Parker Glynn-Adey wrote:

> It made me chuckle when I wrote it, but i do think it is a valid > question. Maybe I should have phrased it "to what end" or "for what > purpose". > > I could see some people keeping corpora for the purpose of seeing how > word uses changes over time, or for showing off a variety of > constructions, or for writing a dictionary around, or as a form of > journaling.
I *want* to begin to keep track of my corpus - and plan to do so for mirexu, which is the new branch on my language tree - for consistency. My mërèchi corpus dates back to high school, and the one-word glosses I often find in the dictionary some times give me absolutely zero idea of what a word actually means ("even"? "such"?) If I could find the (probably only one) place where I'd used the word before, I could write a new definition that wasn't a calque of a hopelessly baroque English word. tylakèhlpë'fö, Amanda