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Re: Asha'ille dictionary online, searchable

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 24, 2004, 6:27
On Tue, Nov 23, 2004 at 02:17:09PM -0500, Pascal A. Kramm wrote:
> The format used for browsing by letter or everything on one page is far too > longwinded and unpractical.
Longwinded? I thought they were more on the concise side than longwinded.
> It would be much more usable if you would put everything in a table, > like you can see on my Ichwara prana dictionary: > >
That's nice. Personally, though, I much prefer more detailed definitions for each word than a mere bland list of word equivalences.
> Also, it would be nice to add the semantic functions of the words (noun, > verb etc).
That would be nice, yes. Oh, and BTW, "noun" and "verb" aren't semantic functions; they're grammatical functions.
> As probably no one cares when certain words were added, that info is > quite superfluent.
So what? As long as it matters to the language creator, that's good enough.
> Besides this, I think that a search function is quite redundant, as > practically every browser already has a search function that can be used.
How is it redundant? I much prefer searching for a set of words that I'm interested in rather than to wait for an entire dictionary to download before I can use my browser's search function.
> No need to re-invent the wheel.
[...] I disagree. If there were no wheel-reinventors, we'd still be riding on wooden logs with stone wheels. T -- Roasting my brains over a slow fire. Please do not interrupt this process.