Re: General Purpose Dictionary Generator
|From:||taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 30, 2006, 14:17|
* On 2006-10-28 21:58:46 +0200 Gary Shannon wrote:
The dictionary-*style/format* is rather non-standard. Its
use of parentheses makes it resemble neither good
paper-based dictionaries nor good web-based dictionaries.
There are two important criteria for the style/format of a dictionary
In paper-form, 1) always trumps 2), but for a web-based dictionary, 2)
ought to be king.
As for a good example of readability, see the AHD:
A Norwegian dictionary for both bokmål and nynorsk:
(This 'un is closely modelled on the paper-version)
Here's my favorite Basque dictionary:
(Not possible to link directly to a word, this is a flaw.)
Type "language" in the box next to "Search", hit "Search" to
see the format.
The county library has a most excellent dictionary of
Greenlandic, however I haven't got access to a scanner right
now and so can't show you the entries for the suffixes,
which are important for many conlangs.