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towards standardisation special characters in european dialectological projects

onmyown

Towards standardisation:Special characters in European dialectological projects

‚Dictionary of Bavarian dialects in Austria‘‚Database of Bavarian dialects in Austria‘

[email protected]@ema

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  • Background
    • towards digital dictionary, database
  • Definition of the problem
    • dictionary (WBÖ)
    • database (DBÖ)
  • Towards a solution
background collect view document interpret main steps into the digital world
background: collect, view, document, interpretMain steps into the digital world
  • 1911: establishment of the Kommission zur Schaffung des Österreichisch-Bayerischen Wörterbuches
  • 1913-1933: mailing of 109 questionnaires
  • 1963: beginning of the publication
  • 1993: rationalisation concept 1 – beginning of the project DBO
  • 1995: beginning of the project textcorpus to the WBO
  • 1998: new rationalisation concept
  • 2004: beginning of the project WBOe (eBook)
  • 2007: beginning of the project [email protected]
  • 2011: prospective completion of DBO input
  • ~2020: prospective completion of WBO publication
background what is the wbo
background:What is the WBO?
  • Dialect dictionary

Austria without the province of Vorarlberg (due to linguistic criteria)nearby regions in Italy, the Czech Republic, Slowakia, Hungary and Sloweniaand some linguistic enclaves in this nations

  • material: ~ 5 mio. paper slips (rough estimate)
  • 7 scientists; 8 typists

broad lexicographic description of a word(phonetics, etymology, meanings, examples of spoken and written language)from the beginning (first written sources)to actual dialect

definition of the problem wbo the wbo phonetics
definition of the problem: WBOThe WBO-phonetics

Why are there special characters?

phonetics are an important qualitiy criteria for the WBO

  • System developed by Lenz (~ 1900 / ZDM) and nearly without any changes published by Teuchert 1924/25 in the periodical Teuthonista and since then called Teuthonista
  • Latin letters with diacriticsfew basic letters, many possibilities vowels: ~ 250 different vocals (nasalisation, open/close, long/short):  
example tupfecht dotty pockmarked freckled the wbo article and wbo phonetics
example: tupfecht ‚dotty, pockmarked, freckled‘The WBO-article and WBO-phonetics
  • Positionphonetics
  • Position phrases / idioms
  • Quotations (literature)
definition of the problem wbo special characters in the wbo phonetics
definition of the problem: WBOspecial characters in the WBO-phonetics

Why hold on to the system Teuthonista and not change to IPA?

due to scientific traditions

accepted system in german dialectology

  • Internal I: WBO:(full) comparability between entry A (1961) and entry Z (2020)
  • Internal II: (better) comparability with other projects at the I DINAMLEX
  • External: (better) comparability with other projects
definition of the problem dbo the dbo phonetics
definition of the problem: DBOThe DBO phonetics

Principle of diversity

  • lot of coworkers and collectors (> 2.000) → many different phonetic systems
  • digitisation → documentation of the whole information of the original document → as few interpretation as possible in the first step
example grenze barrier borderline the dbo entry and dbo phonetics
example: Grenze ‚barrier, borderline‘The DBO-entry and DBO-phonetics

*A* HK 340, g340#1481.1 = g3400126.pla#109.1

*HL* Gränze:1

*NL* Gränetz:1

*QU* Kröllendf. NÖ; Steinhauser

===

*LT1* gr~-an~itß [f]

*LT2* gr~-anÃtß [f]

*LT3* gr~-an~itßn [f,pl]

*LT4* gr~-anÃtßn [f,pl]

*BD/LT1/2* Grenze

*VRWO* feiner #gr~;entß#; #gr~;entßn#

*VRWB* +2D

*ETO* mhd. #grenitze#, d.i. (im 14. Jhd.) bair. #gränitze# < poln. #granice, granica#

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definition of the problem wbo dbo the dinamlex phonetics
definition of the problem: WBO+DBOThe dinamlex-phonetics

Basic principles for digital publication and the database

  • digitisation means archiving and documentation
  • digitisation must not mean loss of quality
  • digitisation should increase the quality of the dictionary itself
    • standardisation
    • interpretation
    • (internal / external) crosslinking
towards solutions dbo@ema creating a font dinamlex
towards solutions: [email protected] a font: dinamlex

Database input

  • Unavailable special character in the font
    • encoded DBO
    • new characters in the font dinamlex.otf, dinamlex.ttf
      • Problem: New UNICODE-characters
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towards solutions: new unicode charactersbavarian f:fversus f

Phonetic: lenis [f] in contrast to fortis [f]

Italic [f]in quotations, running titles, links

BWB 2 functions:phonetic [f]italic [f]

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towards solutions: new unicode charactersviennese a

latin small letter "a" with ring between diaeresis

phonetic sign used by the WBOe for [a] (rounded, open)

towards solutions similar projects other transcription systems
towards solutions: similar projectsOther transcription systems
  • English dialect dictionary (Wrigth; 1889-1905)(University Innsbruck / Austria)contact
  • DiWA (1888 / 2001-2008), ISSG (University Marburg / Germany)use dinamlex
  • Some Linguistic Atlases – ZRCola(Slovene Academy of Sciences / Slovenia) cooperation and coordination with I DINAMLEX
towards solutions slovene academy of sciences zrcola
towards solutions: Slovene Academy of SciencesZRCola

Problems

  • Private area: 3000 characters need much more space for all charactes
  • Standardisation of specific dialetological and historical characters

Contact: [email protected]

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