[B-Greek] Comprehensive 1c Bilingual Koine Greek Dictionary [*Webster's]
kimmo.huovila at helsinki.fi
Sun Aug 24 14:27:00 EDT 2008
On Friday, August 22, 2008, Randall Buth wrote:
> The difference is that a monolingual dictionary does much of this without
> trying. Synonyms and word relations occur in the process of providing the
> information about the entry and when giving citations.
Agreed. I think that also in writing a monolingual dictionary it would be good
to put conscious effort into this.
So, the coice between a monolingual or bilingual dictionary is a matter of
convenience. Perhaps less ink will be needed for word relations in a
monolingual dictionary, but more care needs to be excercised to avoid
circular definitions. Pictures and other illustrations (or a bilingual basic
dictionary) may be needed to break circularity. I really don't care too much
if the dictionary will be monolingual or bilingual as long as it is rich
enough in information.
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