29 July 2011
- We are sorry for the latest series of slow-downs and black-outs, the number of visitors (and spammers) hitting the site has been steadily increasing and the testing of the upcoming morphological analyzer has been taking its toll. We have now optimized the site and it should all be loading significantly faster, just don't be alarmed if your edits are not immediately visible, the cache may take a while to update. And thanks for bearing with us.
- Use CTRL+F5 to flush the cache, if you suspect that the page in question is outdated.
16 July 2011
Change in Word-list ordering:
- Please note that the 10 preceding and 10 following entries displayed to the left of the currently opened entry may now seem different and items on the list may seem to be repeated. This is caused by the change of ordering in this "context" word-list: Now all entries from both the Main volume and the Supplement are sorted alphabetically and the nearest entries are displayed. Therefore the similar entries on the list may be one from the Main vol. and the other from the Supplement. I hope this will help you find entries from both volumes more easily.
17 June 2011
Spelling dictionaries for MS Word:
- Thanks to Małgorzata Deroń (Poznań) there are now spelling dictionaries available for Old English based on our version of BT. Let us know, if you like them. If there are enough users, Małgorzata may consider updating the dictionaries to work with inflected forms and variants.
- There are four files all together: one using accents to mark length, two using macrons (on the first or second vowel) and one without any diacritics at all.
- Download all the dictionaries in one zipped file.
- If you run into problems, check out the support page on how to install custom spelling dictionaries for MS Office.
11 March 2011
Quoting BT is much easier now:
- To cite the online version of the dictionary, click the icon right under the entry.
- To cite the scanned paper version of the dictionary, click the "show/hide this scanned page" link under the entry, check the scan and use the citation information right above it.
If you cite the online dictionary or use it in classes, please let us know through the Guestbook, it will help us to keep the site running.
25 October 2010
Pronunciation is now included as an experimental feature. It is generated by a neat OE pronunciation algorithm developed by Daniel Marek as a part of his BA thesis "Phonological Changes between Old and Middle English (An Algorithmic Approach)". The algorithm takes very little heed of some morphological features and it does not work with etymological or suprasegmental features. The results are therefore accurate only to a limited extent. Check out the pronunciation of "scildan" for an example.
26 July 2010
After a few more hiccups a new feature again:
- headwords that appear both in Bosworth-Toller and Wright's Old English Grammar (2nd ed.) are now interlinked. Entries like teón now feature links under the Morphological analysis tab that open a corresponding page in the Grammar without leaving the entry page.
23 June 2010
Sorry for the short black-out, the server was updated without any notice (which crashed the site). All should be up & running now.
Several updates happened meanwhile:
- hundreds of small edits - typo weeding
- thousands of new morpohological tags (mostly thanks to Misa)
- scanned pages can be now viewed during edits
- entries now show both related entries from the two volumes but also all linking entries (parts of paradigms, derived forms, variant spellings, etc.)
- search engine overhaul
- the search field to the left now ignores the differences in diacritics or thorn/ash as well as hyphens in compounds
- if there are no matches against headwords, full-text search of the whole entries kicks in
This is the first beta-version of the site and we will be glad for your feedback. You can reach us through the general Contact Form, or at the Forums.
Please accept our apologies for the inexcusably long time this site has taken to construct and the data behind it to process. We hope you will not be very much disappointed.