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Some Notes on the Pentaglot Dictionary

Oliver Corff,

Original May 4th, 1998; revised January 18, 1999 through April 3rd, 2002

The Pentaglot, a dictionary comprising Manju, Tibetan, Mongolian, Uighur and Chinese, with more than 18000 entries arranged by meaning, was compiled under the Qing in the 17th and 18th centuries. A first version of this text appeared originally in altainet. This article introduces the Pentaglot Dictionary and the Pentaglot Project which attempts to establish a modern edition of this unique treasure.

1. The Pentaglot Dictionary

2. An Example Page of the Pentaglot Dictionary

3. The Pentaglot Project and its Objectives

4. Status of Individual Languages

5. The Database: Source Encoding Aspects

6. The Database: Entity Relationship and Lemma Aspects

7. Electronical and Hard-Copy User Interfaces

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