I’m been kind of obsessed with adding dictionaries (and just as importantly) dictionary games to Surface Languages for some time now. It has proved more difficult than I imagined:(
Difficult but extremely interesting in a nerdy sort of way. I am a geek so this isn’t a problem, but it has still been time consuming, and I have other things to do. Once the first dictionary is up and running, I’ll update anyone who is still with me on my Italian and Polish learning. Loving both – but guess which is easier?
Luckily, the summer still hasn’t started, so I haven’t been distracted by wanting to spend too much time outside. Apart from morning walks with the hound, and the odd bit of compulsory lawn mowing.
Oh. And I have some pots … Geraniums mainly ..
So, where am I dictionary wise?
Well, there is a hidden Italian dictionary on the site. As the functionality isn’t complete, you can’t find it from any menus. But, I hope to have it finished by the end of this week or next depending on what else I have to do in the meantime.
And then on to dictionary games!
I intend to add lots. Yes, I am the sort of person who reads dictionaries for fun, and it strikes me that dictionaries and word search games are like raspberries and cream, hand and glove, carne y uña, and so on. (I learnt that last one recently).
Adding dictionary games will be like a walk in the park (on a summers day) and I can’t wait.
Pax to you all,