Based on practical experience working on two indigenous language dictionaries in Indonesia, these are my tips about what kind of information to include in the etymological portion of a dictionary entry, and how to format it in the Toolbox program.
Sulang Language Data and Working Papers: Topics in Lexicography
Sulawesi Language Alliance
Table of Contents:
Keep things simple; Borrowed versus inherited words; Source language, source form, and gloss; Using the word ‘from’; Hedging an etymology; Special characters; Placement of the etymology; Etymologies for a national audience; Front matter; References;
Version 1 [28 December 2010] This paper was largely completed in September 2005; slightly modified for publication December 2010.
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