Mailing List Archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Lingo] Usually Kanji in 国語 dictionary

On 10 November 2015 at 12:58, steve <> wrote:
> As far as I can see, my Sanseidou 大辞林 dictionary doesn't mark words
> that are usually written only in kana. Am I missing something?

I don't think so.

It's rare for dictionaries to mark that. GG5 for example will sometimes show it
by only using kana in examples of usage.

In JMdict/EDICT we attempt to mark it explicitly with a "uk" (usually
kana) tag. We base this largely on frequency counts from WWW corpora,
which seem to be pretty reliable. Certainly they align well with GG5's


Jim Breen
Adjunct Snr Research Fellow, Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University

Home | Main Index | Thread Index

Home Page Mailing List Linux and Japan TLUG Members Links