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Karen Spray
05-02-2006, 07:05 AM
I seem to be posting here every other day at the moment, as my dissertation is taking me into areas of BW where I have only dipped the odd toe before.

I am wondering why there is no Latin dictionary or lexicon, as in understanding historical understandings/misunderstandings the Latin versions are often so crucial.

Also, wondering why in BW7 when I right-click on a word it offers me the chance to look it up in an *Italian* dictionary?

Thank you for the help.

jdarlack
05-02-2006, 09:26 AM
Hi there Karen,

1. The Italian dictionary link is there as a result of my experiments with the Electronic Links Manager. I've been teaching adult Sunday School at my church, and we have a few native Italian speakers. I wanted to be able to look at their translations of Scripture and see what they were reading, so I developed the link. I was in the beta testing group when I did it, so my link got included in the example links included with BW.

2. Now, regarding a Latin dictionary... There exists a similar link to Perseus, where you can right-click any word in a Latin version and then look up the morphological information on that word at Perseus (http://perseus.tufts.edu) (including links to dictionary articles in Lewis & Short's Latin Dictionary and Lewis' Elementary Latin Dictionary. To enable this link: Open the External Links Manager (see screenshot).

http://bibleworks.oldinthenew.org/elm_latin.jpg

In the list of links on the left highlight "Lookup in Latin Morphology at Perseus." Check off the "Enable this Link" checkbox. Click ok. Click "Yes" in the dialog box that opens.Now you can right click on a word in the Vulgate and be taken to the Perseus website.

Karen Spray
05-02-2006, 10:07 AM
Thank you for that - I really appreciate the trouble you people take with novices like me.

jdarlack
05-02-2006, 10:10 AM
Thank you for that - I really appreciate the trouble you people take with novices like me.No worries Karen! Often if one person has a question, it's worth answering, given that others might have the same or similar questions to ask, but were not willing to ask. I just happened to notice your question involving the Latin/Italian dictionaries, and had the answer "in hand."

Gontroppo
05-03-2006, 09:58 AM
Jim, I thought "No worries" was Australian. Do Americans say it, too, or are you a closet Aussie [pronounced "ozzie"]?

David McKay
www.davidmckay.info (http://www.davidmckay.info)

jdarlack
05-03-2006, 10:32 AM
Do Americans say it, too, or are you a closet Aussie [pronounced "ozzie"]?Nope, unfortunately, I'm not a closet Aussie! The phrase is not too common in the U.S., but I've heard it thrown around a bit. I mainly picked it up from my wife, who spent six months in Adelaide as an exchange student.