Re: [Lambengolmor] Re: [LDB] "Canonical" Quenya and Quettahostanie
- At 7/25/02 10:07 AM , John Garth wrote:
>That is why, as an initial stage (which would itself take a very long time),It's certainly possible for us to simply start loading attested Tolkienian
>no such analysis or forms ought to be included in a Tolkienian linguistic
>database. Surely the best methodology is to gather as much data as possible
>before extrapolating from it.
forms into QH as it stands, and not bother with compounded/coined
(post-Tolkienian) material until later (if at all). Just because the
capability is there doesn't mean we have to use it immediately. However:
>Anyone so inclined could provide analysis and extrapolation elsewhere. ThatThere is a certain level of utility in having things centralized, and hence
>way, you would have the most reliable catalogue of the Tolkienian languages
>possible; and elsewhere you would have commentaries plainly distinguishable
>from it, whose authors could take responsibility for their own work.
easily searchable through one interface. Granted, this is of no particular
use for the academic community. But for the Quenya-composition folks, it
would be nice to be able to search for attested Tolkienian words *and*
newer coinages all at once. (Also note that QH will display Tolkien's forms
higher up in the results than the non-Tolkien forms, all other things being
equal -- for more details, see the guide to search results in the
documentation. Essentially, it depends on just what the user enters as
search terms, but attestation level is the second-level sort criterion.)
>The process of creating a thesaurus, which _Quettahostanie_ appearsI'm a bit confused by how QH acts as a thesaurus -- do you mean the listing
>encompass, seems to me quite alien to the aims of a linguistic catalogue,
>and should also be kept separate.
of synonyms? I had actually intended that to be a bit more of a research
tool; there are places where it can be useful to compare and contrast
different words that refer to similar or identical things.
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