[b-hebrew] The spice of lexicography: Human Sacrifice

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Fri Oct 21 19:06:20 EDT 2005


On 21/10/2005 23:15, Read, James C wrote:

> That would be a call to me. Now then! Where shall I start.
>
> The most major failing of lexicography IMO is to force readers to
> search words under their routes, which not only complicates things
> for the untrained reader but is also downright misleading.
>

I think you mean "roots". To be fair to lexicographers, this was a 
failing of 19th century lexicography which has not, I think, been 
repeated in the 99 years since BDB was published.

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Peter Kirk
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