Re: Preliminary Dictionary Database
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 2:10|
Gary Shannon wrote:
> --- Larry Sulky <larrysulky@...> wrote:
>> Gary, remember the 38(?) categories in the ULD? Would those work? --larry
> That's a possibility. I also downloaded Roget's original thesaurus from Project
> Gutenberg with its categories and sub-categories.
> The thing that concerns me about using a categorical index is that the category
> names are one more thing that would have to be translated into a number of
> different natlangs. I really was hoping to figure out a way that beyond the
> first introductory page, everything could be written in the conglang itself
> without recourse to any natlang.
The categories can be described in the conlang. You can always look up
any words you don't know. The hard thing to do without a category list
is to find a word that you need without going over the whole vocabulary
and checking each word.
Pictures illustrating typical words in the category can also be used in
the main list of category links to give you a general idea of where to look.
Roget's thesaurus and the ULD are good ideas -- another thing you might
want to check out is Wikipedia's categorical index.