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jacka at OREGON.UOREGON.EDU
Mon Apr 23 10:23:17 EST 2001
Great work. I concur with Piet's first three comments, the links are very
nice, but the frames don't work so well with my 15 inch screen (lots of text
disappearing and I have to use the horizontal scroll). The arrows indicating
synonyms were confusing, perhaps it would be better to put "syn." in italics
to keep it consistent with regular dictionaries?
>===== Original Message From Piet Lincoln <linc at hawaii.rr.com> =====
>Thanks for the look at the site. A good start.
>1) I like link to the original .
>2) I like link to discussion thread.
>3) I hate frames! Lose them if at all possible.
>4) Post some real entries. For example, the entry for /skin/ was so
>abbreviated that I didn't know where my addition: /skinim kok/ 'retract
>foreskin' would go.
>5) /biras/ 'brass' was under /bras/ M75, revision has the gloss for
>latter as 'mate, brother.' Surely you don't want to imply with these
>spellings that we now have this minimal pair?? Are there individuals using
>both /bras/ and /bada/ as roughly synonyms both from E brother? What does
>that say about their sound system? I don't know either word.
>6) What happened to /brata/ 'sibling of same sex'? Has it been bleached of
>its Melanesian meaning?
>7) Are you keeping Mihalic's layout? Good choice, I like it.
> Please keep making claims of etymology but reduce the visual impact i.e.
>"(E brother)" is better than "English brother." Perhaps a smaller
>hoping these comments are helpful,
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