[An-lang] Opinion concerning the new ACD site

Yuko Kitada yuyumalaysia at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 18 04:31:22 UTC 2023

Dear Alex and An-listers,

Thank you very much for your reply, Alex. It is good to preserve the original version of the ACD by Blust.

As an avid user of the ACD, it would be more beneficial if you could do the following actions in the future:

1) Differentiate Blust's and your reconstructions by noting Blust's forms if you and his reconstructed items and their meanings differ. This is what Blust himself did for Dempwolff's reconstructed items, as observed here: https://www.trussel2.com/ACD/acd-s_g.htm#30961

2) Make an update log, which is easily accessible and readable as the original one. (https://www.trussel2.com/ACD/acd-updatelog.htm)

I would appreciate it if you could consider these suggestions.
I am sorry if I miss something that already exists.

Best regards,
Yuko Kitada
yukokitada at outlook.com

From: Alex <smith.alexander.david at gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2023 11:44 AM
To: Yuko Kitada <yuyumalaysia at hotmail.com>; An-lang at anu.edu.au <an-lang at anu.edu.au>
Subject: RE: [An-lang] Opinion concerning the new ACD site

The original ACD is still up, and the new ACD has release numbers and version control, so updates don’t make the past versions disappear.

From: Yuko Kitada<mailto:yuyumalaysia at hotmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2023 9:11 AM
To: An-lang at anu.edu.au<mailto:an-lang at anu.edu.au>
Subject: [An-lang] Opinion concerning the new ACD site

Hello colleagues,

It is fantastic to continue the ACD site. However, as a historical linguist, I think that what Professor Robert Blust wrote should be kept as it was, for example, as a backup as Blust's version or by annotating that given forms were suggested by him. It will be better for us if someone builds on it after publishing his version because no one thinks precisely the same as Professor Blust as a person (It is not a matter of good or bad.).

What do you think about my opinion?

Oceanic specialists might want to have a say about the new ACD by relating it to the Polynesian lexical collection by Professor Bruce Biggs, which has been developed by other professors and has become POLLEX Online (https://pollex.eva.mpg.de/). It has continued to be revised as well.

Yuko Kitada

yukokitada at outlook.com

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