Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Comenius' Latino-Latinum Lexicon Atriale: A Wiki that works

I came back from the first half of my January holidays to discover that a remarkable Latin project has taken off. Evan Millner, who is simply prolific in providing internet resources for Latin learners, made us all aware of a digital scan of Comenius' 17th century Latin-Latin lexicon. Laura Gibbs immediately pointed out that a searchable version would be far more useful, and started a wiki, which now is up to the letter D, as contributors transcribe, format, and proof the scanned pages. I can't begin to tell you how useful a Latin-Latin dictionary is, suffice to say I'm overjoyed at the work being done. But it's also a great example of how a wiki can work - small, chunkeable sizes of work, divided among volunteers, contributing to a great resource.

You don't really even need any Latin to get into the Comenius' project, just a careful eye.
Go and make a contribution today: Comenius' lexicon project

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