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PALDO Lingala dictionary entry structure

Each entry in the dictionary database is considered a single Drupal node. The node then can have any number of properties.

The components of an entry

  • Node, defined by the kasahorow Database Publisher module
    • Word / Phrase - formal spelling (academic form, with tones)
      • Formal plural form (academic form, with tones)
      • Alternate formal singular spellings (including automated conversion to EDUC spelling)
      • Alternate formal plural spellings (including automated conversion to EDUC spelling)
    • Headword (hidden from ordinary viewers; used to locate the entry and dictate its alphabetical position )
    • Definition in own language
    • Example
    • Notes
    • Linked language translation of definition
    • Linked language translation of example
    • Linked language translation of notes
  • Taxonomies, defined by the Taxonomy module
    • Applies to all dictionary database node types
      • Part of Speech [ Designated as primary taxonomy vocabulary ]
      • Terminology
      • Scientific classification
    • Applies to only Lingala
      • Noun class (including Urban)/ Verb type
      • Adjective and pronoun forms for noun classes
      • Traditional form (popular spelling) - automatically generated from Formal with user override
      • Traditional form plural (popular spelling) - automatically generated from Formal with user override
      • Urban form plural (automatically generated from Formal with user override)
      • Alternate traditional spellings (including automated dropping of prenasalization before voiceless consonants)
      • Alternate traditional plural spellings (including automated dropping of prenasalization before voiceless consonants)
      • Alternate urban plural spellings
      • Lingala Dialects
      • Source languages for loanwords
  • Bilingual linking
    • Other dictionary databases
      • PALDO English dictionary database
      • PALDO French dictionary database
      • PALDO Lingala dictionary database (self)
    • Types of linking
      • External links (Cross-language synonyms)
      • Derived word
      • Related word
      • Antonyms
  • File attachments [ audio (mp3) | photo (png, jpg, gif) | video (flv) ]
  • Orthography
    • Control sequences to input Lingala from any keyboard
    • Mapping to Lingala keyboard (if available)
    • Javascript interface for direct online Lingala input