What’s your favourite dictionary and why?
I have several favourites:
- The Russian dictionary I used when I was studying Russian. It was easy to use, it had all the words I needed, and the information I needed was easy to find too. It has quite a few examples too.
- The Gamilaraay-Yuwaalaray-Yuwaaliyay dictionary, because it’s an excellent model for a dictionary/learner’s guide that walks the line between something that linguists can use and something that is still fairly friendly to non-linguists.
- The OED. Nuff said.
- The Bardi dictionary, because of the amount of fun I’ve had working on it
Over to you – I’d like ideas for models for the Yan-nhangu dictionary, apart from anything else.