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Online Assyrian Dictionary Completes Phase One
« on: February 21, 2011, 10:01:43 PM »
The Association Assyrophile de France has announced the completion of the first phase of the online Assyrian dictionary project. The dictionary is available to students, Assyrians and all others interested in the Modern Assyrian language. The project digitized Oraham's Assyrian-English dictionary, and also added French translations for all the words.

The dictionary is available online at Assyrian dictionary.

Having finished Oraham's dictionary, the project is now adding Maclean's Dictionary, Yoab Benjamin's dictionary and others. The dictionary is also being translated into Portuguese and German.

The next major task is to add audio to the dictionary, with each word being recorded for listening. The project is calling for Assyrian native speakers to volunteer for audio recording the words in the dictionary, and for working on other tasks in the project.

The project had its origins at a conference for foreign languages spoken in France. Mr. Jean-Paul Sliva, of Association Assyrophile, met Olivier Lauffenburger, a talented computer programmer whose many hobbies included the Akkadian and Hittite languages. Mr. Lauffenburger had developed a Hittite website and had thus acquired the skills of dealing with cuneiform characters on screen displays. Association Assyrophile, having quite a few documents about Akkadian (ancient Assyrian), suggested they join their effort. Mr. Lauffenburger agreed and wrote a program to create an Akkadian-English-French dictionary (Akkadian dictionary). Based on this work, Association Assyrophile and Mr. Lauffenburger were quickly able to begin the Assyrian dictionary project in 2006.

If you are interested in volunteering for this project, contact Mr. Jean-Paul Sliva of Association Assyrophile de France at


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Re: Online Assyrian Dictionary Completes Phase One
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 01:10:00 AM »
as a volunteer, i love working on the dictionary.
thx to Carlo helping me with assyrian better
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Re: Online Assyrian Dictionary Completes Phase One
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 05:45:03 AM »
ITs great. i Just wish there was a function where you could find a word by spelling it the way it sounds in English :D i know that can sound a bit harder but actually programming something like that is not that hard ... You just need a system that "compares" the spelling to existing words that are "spelled" in English. almost like the Phonetic Alphabet. Example i want to know what the word "gulpa" means in assyrian. then the system compares if there is an entry like that or close to it stored in the database. and boom it gives me some words or the exact match and there you go, you have the word "wing" in English, and also showing the assyrian spelling...
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