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Living Tongues Talking Online Dictionaries

Talking Online Dictionaries
Living Tongues Institute has produced or is producing a line of Talking Online Dictionaries for a range of languages. The original one was built for Tuvan, a Turkic language of Siberia. The Tuvan-English online talking dictionary is hosted on a Linux server at Swarthmore College with full backup and RAID array redundancy. It is programmed in the MySQL database management system, which support multi-user access. It is a searchable, talking, on-line dictionary with searchability functions for both English (Latin)- and Tuvan (Cyrillic)-literate users. It currently has 7,482 lexical entries, over 75% of which have streamable soundfiles and about 5% have pictures. Since going live in August 2006, the site has had over 2,500 visits. The Talking Dictionary can be accessed by clicking the link below.  The dictionary is maintained by Dr. David Harrison at Swarthmore College.

 
 

Samples from the Ho Online Talking Dictionary

The Ho-English Online Talking Dictionary is currently under development as a pilot project. When launched, it will support access for a Ho speech community of over 1 million persons who are rapidly gaining access to the internet. It will have English, Devanagari, Oriya and Warang Chiti-literate searchability functions. It is maintained on a Linux server at Swarthmore College with full backup and RAID array redundancy. It is programmed in the MySQL database management system, which supports multi-user access.

Ho Language Sound Files


Eye

Goat

Swollen

New Moon
 

Siletz Dee-Ni Online Talking Dictionary Project

Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages began the Siletz Dee-Ni Online Talking Dictionary Project in early 2006. The dictionary had restricted access to tribal members and affiliated scholars only. In January 2011, at the request of the tribal council, the Talking Dictionary dropped its password-protected entry, making all of its content publicly accessible. All of the 12,000 words in the Siletz Dee-ni Talking Dictionary have now been recorded. Since September 2010, the number of entries in the dictionary has more than doubled, and now stands at over 10,000 entries. The rest of the recordings will be uploaded by the year’s end.

 

Matukar Online Talking Dictionary

The first online resource for the Panau language of Matukar village in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. Future plans include expanding the number of entries and adding Tok Pisin search functions

 

Chamacoco Online Talking Dictionary

The first online resource available in English on Yshyr (Chamacoco), a Zamucoan language spoken in the Paraguayan Chaco. Expansion of the dictionary will also include Spanish search functions.

Chamacoco Online Talking Dictionary

 

Remo Online Talking Dictionary

The Remo online talking dictionary currently has approximately 4,100 entries and will be uploading more files in the near future. This is the first searchable online record of this important South Munda language of Orissa.

http://remo.swarthmore.edu/

 
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