Re: Lojban program and conlang software ideas
|From:||Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, May 7, 2000, 15:15|
On Fri, 5 May 2000, The Gray Wizard wrote:
> I took a stab at developing one of these some time back to help manage the
> expanding vocabulary of amman iar. I found that simple polysemy was only a
> small part of the problem. Many words in amman iar (most?) have no simple
> one-word english gloss. I had to be able to enter one or more sentences to
> properly define them. This made generating an amman iar/english dictionary
> trivial, but how to parse the english definitions to get an english/amman
> iar equivalent defeated me and I've been programming for 35 years.
It can be done, but it's not really fun - since neither list is
congruent (is that the right word?) with the other, you need a
many-to-many linking list, and that means you really have two
dictionaries to maintain.
Boudewijn Rempt | http://www.valdyas.org