| FORUM | ARCHIVE |                    | TOTAL QUIZ RESULT |


  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - My dictionary of ancient languages is now online!
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login


Welcome stranger, click here to read about some of the great benefits of registering for a free account with us and joining us in our global online community.


My dictionary of ancient languages is now online!

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Flipper View Drop Down
Caliph
Caliph
Avatar

Joined: 23 Apr 2006
Location: Anatolia&Balkan
Status: Offline
Points: 2798
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Flipper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: My dictionary of ancient languages is now online!
    Posted: 01 Mar 2010 at 18:43
Hello to you all!
As I mentioned in an earlier post of mine here, I have been working on a dictionary of ancient languages.

The Palaeolexicon project is finally online! After 14 months of development and data entry I managed to release almost 3 dictionaries:
  • Mycenaean Linear B
  • Phrygian
  • Thracian (mainly reconstructed)

Here's a small extract of the about section of the site.

Quote
Palaeolexicon started as a project in December 2008 and its aim was to provide a searchable index of Mycenaean Greek glosses. Since, Mycenaean Greek was written in a writing system known as Linear B, appropriate tools had to be created for providing those symbols in their original form. As time passed this tool became a multilingual dictionary supporting the Phrygian language as well. The final aim is to cover the languages of the greater Balkan and Anatolia area.

Palaeolexicon can be used for the approximate interpretation of inscriptions in the languages it covers. It is not a translation tool, but a dictionary which will give students and scholars the ability to grasp the general content of texts. For the interpretation of non-Latin symbols, there are virtual keyboards where the user can click on the symbol he or she sees in the inscription and get the Latin transliteration of it. Both Greek and Latin letters are valid for searches.


Some of the features of palaeolexicon are:

Virtual keyboards (Linear B and Phrygian)





Tabbed views




Detailed word information, cognates, PIE roots





For starters, i thinking to cover the whole Balkan area and Anatolia. The priorities are Lydian, Lycian, Luwian and Hittite.


Please give it a try and give me some feedback.  Smile

URL:
www.palaeolexicon.com




Edited by Flipper - 01 Mar 2010 at 18:44
FΑΝΑΚΤΟΥ ΜΙΔΑ ΓΟΝΟΣ
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
akritas View Drop Down
Chieftain
Chieftain
Avatar

Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 1452
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote akritas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 2010 at 14:14
The colour of the frame at the Symbols in Linear B  page must be more bright in order to read the symbols more discernible.
Back to Top
drgonzaga View Drop Down
King
King
Avatar
Plus Ultra

Joined: 01 Oct 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 6262
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote drgonzaga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 2010 at 14:52
Edit for typos...e.g. po yields a search result that includes the word "octapus".
Honi soit qui mal y pense
Back to Top
Flipper View Drop Down
Caliph
Caliph
Avatar

Joined: 23 Apr 2006
Location: Anatolia&Balkan
Status: Offline
Points: 2798
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Flipper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 2010 at 21:41
Originally posted by akritas akritas wrote:

The colour of the frame at the Symbols in Linear B  page must be more bright in order to read the symbols more discernible.


Yes, i will redesign the symbols pretty soon. I wanted them to look like if they are made of clay but i couldn't make it fit as i wanted.

Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:


Edit for typos...e.g. po yields a search result that includes the word "octapus".


Indeed, i haven't enabled somekind of soundex to be honest. I didn't think much of it. That however applies to the meanings you post in english of course.

To tell you the truth it does recognise some typos in the languages available. Maybe not typos but spelling variations of latinized words.


FΑΝΑΚΤΟΥ ΜΙΔΑ ΓΟΝΟΣ
Back to Top
Dacian View Drop Down
Housecarl
Housecarl


Joined: 13 Mar 2009
Location: Romania
Status: Offline
Points: 47
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dacian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2010 at 05:50
I think you can find here some references on thracian language

http://soltdm.com/home.htm
Back to Top
Flipper View Drop Down
Caliph
Caliph
Avatar

Joined: 23 Apr 2006
Location: Anatolia&Balkan
Status: Offline
Points: 2798
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Flipper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2010 at 06:43
Originally posted by Dacian Dacian wrote:

I think you can find here some references on thracian language

http://soltdm.com/home.htm


Thank you!
In the article I'm preparing, I have already used some of his points, like for example that "Zrayka" was probably their native ethnonym.

FΑΝΑΚΤΟΥ ΜΙΔΑ ΓΟΝΟΣ
Back to Top
crazysharktank View Drop Down
Immortal Guard
Immortal Guard


Joined: 25 Sep 2014
Status: Offline
Points: 3
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote crazysharktank Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2014 at 09:52
Simply awesome. Kudos for the awesome work.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.