Project 304 . Spell Checking
Install the spell checking lists for existing software and word processing suites.
the word lists exist and are being used with IDP Companion and with Open Office.org. This project goes int two dirctions. Install Basic English as a mainline langauge with Open Office. See Project #320. And to expand the offering into several "Little Englishes" -- Basic, plus this and plus that.
304 . Provide Spell Checking for various levels of usage
and various forms for software packages.
These might be called: basic Basic , media Basic , intermediate Basic , and advanced Basic.
- Basic 850 = pure plus international.
- Basic 1000 = Basic850 for word processing ;
- Basic 1500 = Basic1000 +3 (or 4) General special ;
- Basic 2000 = Basic1500 +all Specialty plus Next Step 150 plus
Subsequent 350 plus complex word suffix -able, -ful, -like.
The next steps might be Simple English by adding 320 words from them most frequently used 1000 English words to add fluidity to conversation.
Then VOA Special English ( 1480 word vocabulary for news) which adds
474 new words that are not in Simple English [seems high, may be all those not in Basic]
Still looking for vocabulary and derivatives ? -- suggest Hogben's Essential World English of 1400 words ,
Collin's Cobuild of 1700 words ; Richards' Every Mans English ; and
finally Longman's "Defining Dictionary" of 2,075 words and 48 affixes (which is approximately West's "General Service List", but Longman's is easier to find.)
Then full, standard English using local media looking for new words.
and discuss the origins of proper noun place names.
850 is defined by Ogden for the learner and international second language applications.
1000 is "as in English" of ALL the 850 words. A computer spell check cannot tell the difference. This includes verb forms.
1500 adds what a finished learner should know with special word lists of three (four) general word lists.
2000 is everything Ogden has ever presented and is his low boundary to standard English.
From LangMenu.txt on May 22, 2008
| / File: ||en_BE||en_BE2||SIMPLE||WIKI|
|Misc Caps ||Yes||No||No||No|
|Misc lowercase||Yes||Yes ||Opt||No|
|First 150 ||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||tentative|
|Second 350 ||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||OK|
BASIC (en_BE) == Is Basic BASIC, what a learner is to learn, without Specialty Detail (50's)
MEDIA (en_BE2 == Advanced BASIC after a second class or some practice, all words except detailed. Allows verb usage of nouns.
SIMPLE (simple) == Media plus Most Frequent English words
WIKI (wiki.dic) == Media, plus Frequent, plus VOA Special English
EVERYMAN's (??) == Everything including detailed, plus liberal roots from words, plus all OOo suffixes and more suffixes to be used.
affixed == affixes applied. .dic also indicates at least this level.
comp == compound words applied
partial == partially done, usually completed by letter
tentative == tentative, subject to continuing developement
OK == affixed and compounded.
Note, all compounded with basic Basic only.
Measures == numbers, units for time, measures,
Miscellaneous capitalized == Basic and Institute Names, not required with Capitalized.
Miscellaneous lowercase == web words/codes (HTML) that make editing easier.
TEST FILE: WhatWord.txt
Much Progress -- Available as Downloads.
Because elimination of duplicate entries from the multiple lists is a major time consumer when
each language is updated, then create preprepared blocks that are duplicate free. Then each time a subfile is updated, re-eliminate in that block only and combine with other blocks. ?
Relations / Dependencies with other Projects.
Everything depends upon Romanian -- it is the master telling the source of each word.
Completions So Far.
International and Special Word Lists
-- short description or category.
Downloads -- existing.
Discussion guides, useful data, examples, software, etc.
Basic has foot, volt, degree. All units of time.
Chemistry - Physics
Remove Basic words, duplicates
Add as Basic units ?? peck, bushel, acre, cube, cubic
angstrom, parsec, ampere, mole, degree?,
coulomb, farad, henry, hertz, joule, lumen, lux, newton, ohm, pascal, radian, siemens, steradian, tesla, volt, watt, weber
dram, gill, grain, dram,
USE ALL ELEMENTS?
Basic (6): copper, gold, iron, lead, silver, tin,
Common (10): aluminum, carbon, helium, hydrogen, magnesium , nickle, nitrogen, oxygen,
potassium, sulfur (sulphur),
Common (20): calcium, chromium, clorine, molybdenum, neon, phosphorus silicon, sodium,
Industrial: Al, Fe, Mg, Ti, Mn, Cu, Zn, Cr, Ni, Mo
Biological: O, C, H, N, Ca, P, K, S, Cl, Na, Mg
Universe: H, He, O, C, Ne, Fe, N, Si, Mg, S, K, Ni
Average: H, O, C, N, Ni, Al, Mg, K, S, He,
First (6) : argon, beryllium, boron, cobolt, fluorine, manganese
To get atomic weigths up to Zn (30).
Leave out rare: lithium (3), scandium (21), vanadium (23)//
Symbols: Ag, Al, Au, C, Ca, Cu, Fe, H, He, K, Mg, N, Ni, O, Pb, S, Sn
knot, fathom, link, chain, furlong
International Money or Economics?
dollar, cent, euro, franc, peso, pound, ruble, kopeck, centime, rupee, yen,
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