[Lexicog] How do you build a definition?

Mike Sangrey msangrey at BLUEFELTHAT.ORG
Mon Jan 2 14:13:12 UTC 2006

If you were explaining to an average person how a field lexicographer
comes up with a definition of a word (say, of an currently undocumented
language--at least one without a dictionary), how would you do it?
What's the process?

Mike Sangrey                               (msangrey AT BlueFeltHat.org)
Landisburg, Pa.
                        "The first one last wins."
            "A net of highly cohesive details reveals the truth."

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