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What is a minor entry in a lexical database?



A minor entry is a unit in the lexical database representing a lexeme that is an irregular variant of a major entry lexeme. It contains minimal phonological, semantic, and grammatical information about the variant.


Insert the following types of lexemes as minor entries:

  • Irregularly inflected forms
  • Irregular phonological variants

Click the following jumps to see examples of minor entries in the English lexical database:


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