Fwd: [RNLD] dictionary methods

Nick Thieberger thien at unimelb.edu.au
Fri Mar 13 21:51:26 UTC 2015

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From: Peter Austin <pa2 at soas.ac.uk>
Date: 20 February 2015 at 16:07
Subject: Re: [RNLD] dictionary methods
To: Nick Thieberger <thien at unimelb.edu.au>
Cc: "r-n-l-d at lists.unimelb.edu.au" <r-n-l-d at lists.unimelb.edu.au>

WeSay is a nice implementation of Moe's method that can be used by literate
native speakers -- it also enables audio recording of words and example

Monolingual defining was a method much favoured by the late Ken Hale as a
way to generate more vocabulary and has been used by successfully by
several people I know.


On 20 February 2015 at 12:08, Nick Thieberger <thien at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:

> Hi RNLD list,
> I'm going to be working with speakers to add words to an existing
> dictionary of some 2,800 headwords. I'd be interested to hear of methods
> for finding new words that are not in the dictionary that you may have
> found useful. I know about Rapid Words collection (
> http://www.rapidwords.net/) and Ron Moe's Dictionary Development Process.
> I'd also like to generate a list of all possible words given the
> phonotactics and phonemic inventory, does anyone know of any existing
> systems for doing that?
> I'l summarise responses if you want to write to me off-list.
> Thanks,
> Nick

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