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Re: General Purpose Dictionary Generator

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Sunday, November 5, 2006, 19:45
From: "Gary Shannon" <fiziwig@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 2:55 AM

> If I look at dictionaries for inflecting languages like > Latin and Sanskrit I don't see anything that couldn't be > handled by a tabular database. Sanskrit's ten classes of > verb could be put into ten different columns, but it > would make way more sense to put the verb in a single > column and put its class number in a second column. There > might be hundreds of conjugational forms, but would you > find those in a dictionary, or would those belong in a > reference grammar?
Actually my French dictionary does exactly what you describe. Since dictionary entries should be compact, and French verbs also have tons of conjugational forms sometimes, instead of writing out the complete conjugation of a verb there is just a number given and you can look up the conjugation of a verb of the same group in the appendix. Cheers, Carsten -- "Miranayam kepauarà naranoaris." (Kalvin nay Hobbes) Pinena, Sirpang 20, 2316 ya 07:11:14 pd