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Online dictionary receives financial assist

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:07 pm
by Mìcheal Beag
of 2m pounds. Expected to take 30 years to complete.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-h ... s-23448324

Re: Online dictionary receives financial assist

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:57 pm
by Thrissel
No 's dòcha fichead bliadhna a-mhàin?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/naidheachdan/23464720

Re: Online dictionary receives financial assist

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:51 pm
by faoileag
I wish Am Faclair Beag would get some official recognition! Or even a mention! :flur:
It seems if you don't have funding, you don't have status. :olc: :olc: :olc:

Re: Online dictionary receives financial assist

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:00 pm
by Mìcheal Beag
No disrespect intended to Am Faclair Beag, which is one of my favorite sites. :-)

Re: Online dictionary receives financial assist

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:38 pm
by An Gobaire
Faclair beag is a superb resource, the best there is, but as it is a result of the labours of only one or two people, one can still come across quite a lot of mistakes over the course of its use.

With the Faclair na Gàidhlig, one would hope that the final edition will have no mistakes whatsoever!!!

Re: Online dictionary receives financial assist

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:03 pm
by Thrissel
An Gobaire wrote:With the Faclair na Gàidhlig, one would hope that the final edition will have no mistakes whatsoever!!!
Bhiodh sin a' chiad leabhar den leithid san eachdraidh. :priob:

Re: Online dictionary receives financial assist

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:42 pm
by Seonaidh
...apart from the one what I wrote...

Re: Online dictionary receives financial assist

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:42 pm
by Gràisg
Saoil am bi aite son choimhearsnachd taobh a-muigh academia a bhith an sas den phroiseact a tha seo? A leithid don fheadhainn a tha air a bhith a toirt taic den Fhachlair Bheag gu ruige seo. Nam bheachdsa 'b e sin a' mhearachd na bu mhotha a rinn Am Bord le mobheurl.com - 's e sin coimhearsnachd a sheachnadh.

Re: Online dictionary receives financial assist

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:47 pm
by Seonaidh
Dè thachair ri mobheurla.rud?

Re: Online dictionary receives financial assist

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:48 am
by akerbeltz
Faclair beag is a superb resource, the best there is, but as it is a result of the labours of only one or two people, one can still come across quite a lot of mistakes over the course of its use.
Thanks for all the kind words :naire: Glad to hear people are finding it useful.

Yes, there's bits in there which are wrong but by all means, drop me an email if you find something, the beauty of it is that I can fix instantly. We could open a thread for reporting mistakes.

Regarding the other dictionary, I think it's good news but it probably raises all sorts of wrong expectations. It's a historical dictionary, which most languages develop at some point, but it's not a tool for everyday use in any shape or form unless you're a linguist or lexicographer. They look a little bit like this (making a lot of it up, too late to go hunting for real examples):

chicken (n) fowl, usually the female of a species. Old English cycen. First recorded in Domesday Book 1066 fyrir cycen vuoron zi holza blablabla

Which is nice to know of course but of limited use to everyday users.
Dè thachair ri mobheurla.rud?
It was very quietly pulled.

Re: Online dictionary receives financial assist

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:38 am
by poor_mouse
akerbeltz wrote:Glad to hear people are finding it useful.
Na cuir Am Faclair Beag ann an neo-phrìs! Underestimating -- that's the word. :priob: