Michael Beddow wrote:
>More generally: have the changes made to/proposed for the print dictionaries
>ever been stated, let alone explained or discussed, anywhere accessible to
>interested parties? One query raised here about the material on Sourceforge
>was met with an intelligent guess from Lou, but no informed reply, at least
>not on list.
Not off list either... not to me anyway , and I was the one asking the
> Anyway, that concerned the "diachrony" element, which figures
>in the alpha material as an example of a local extension, rather than as a
>fully-fledged member of the dictionaries tagset. Just as well, in my view,
>since although it meets the special case of the TLF, it reflects a somewhat
>questionable lexicographical practice/assumption (viz. the belief that
>senses, rather than attestations, can be reliably dated).
Thanks for explaining. It indeed seemed to me to be strongly TLF-related
and not something I would apply for our three major historical
dictionaries of Dutch I am currently working on.
>I must say that I, and possibly others who spend a lot of time encoding
>dictionaries, would welcome a little more public information about what has
>been going on in this neck of the P5 woods.
I would certainly appreciate more information as well since I/we have
not finalized the TEI-encoding proposal for the dictionaries in our
project. I am (stil) working with the P4 guidelines and so far - a part
form a few minor adaptations - it works out quite well. I have not yet
studied the documentation on printed dictionaries in P5 in detail., to
be honest, partly because I was quietly hoping for a better version to
be released really soon.
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