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Test version of Estonian-Latvian electronic dictionary has been presented

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAs part of the Estonian-Latvian joint project “Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estonian dictionary”, the first test version of an electronic Estonian-Latvian dictionary with 15,000 headwords has been officially presented.

The electronic version is available for users here.

Editor of the dictionary PhD Valts Ernštreits said the following about this new dictionary: “It is rare for users to observe the process of compiling a dictionary and use it before it is finished. The last Estonian-Latvian dictionary was compiled in 1960. However, it will take more than 1.5 years for us to finish this modern dictionary.”

He notes that this is why it was decided to risk it and open access to the unfinished product. It is vital for everyone who use Estonian language in their day to day – translators, residents who live near the border, researchers and others.

One of the people working on the dictionary, Marika Muzikante, has said that work on the dictionary has been going on for a little over nine months. So far work has been intensive.

“The pace is incredibly fast. But in spite of tight working hours, we are happy that our work is already made available,” – she said.

Plans for the project for adding new materials to current headwords, reaching 40,000 headwords by April 2015.

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  1. Signe Cousins says:

    According to the website of the dictionary project, the current size is 15,000 headwords (and not glossaries!), and the future size is 40,000 headwords (and not glossaries!). There is a difference, and not a small one.

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