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The Linguist's Shoebox

Integrated data management and analysis for the field linguist


The Multi-Dictionary Formatter (MDF) lets you define categories for irregular forms.

Entries for lexemes with incomplete or irregular paradigms can include data fields that list the exceptions. MDF originally provided only a limited set of data field markers for inflected forms that can be irregular (e.g., \pl for plural). Now it provides a set of general-purpose data fields:

In Shoebox, you should define the appropriate set of categories as a range set for \pdl.

Index of tips: categories, irregular forms; fields, irregular forms; irregular forms; lexical data
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