Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:54 pm Post
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Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:59 pm Post
Maria wrote:I did not grasp my dictionaries from the shelves in the recent 2 years. Only digital dictionaries.
Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:26 am Post
Khadrelt wrote:Maria wrote:I did not grasp my dictionaries from the shelves in the recent 2 years. Only digital dictionaries.
Funny, I have the exact opposite experience. The last thing I want to do while writing is switch to another program and look stuff up. I keep my dictionary/thesaurus/grammar/whatever books right next to my desk so I can quickly flip through them while I'm working.
I also prefer paper dictionaries because it's easier to search for a word when you don't know what the word is. Maybe other people don't experience this, but I'll find myself knowing that I need a word - I can't remember what it is, I only remember that it starts with 'D.' It's much easier to just scan the pages of a paper dictionary than type 'd' in a digital one and scroll down through the list. For me, anyway.
Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:46 am Post
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Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:52 am Post
Maria wrote:Hi, your dictionary approach is astonishing for me personnally. When I remember myself sitting there with 7 or so dictionaries just to translate one simple word (Kanji-Japanese, Classical-Japanese - Modern Japanese, Modern Japanese - English, English - German, Terms for several disciplines), I got heavy arms just looking at it. I could have never been as productive as I was in the last 3 years with these tools. And how much do I appreciate these databases, that tell me binomial name of animals or plants we found in sites, their translation into English, their looks and habitat, and then I have a good basis to check whether all these translations in the normal dictionaries (paper or digital) are correct. It is a workflow that I did not dare dreaming of just a few years ago.
Otherwise, I prefer books on paper to stone inscriptions and texts on bamboo and wood. Yes.
Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:01 am Post
whereas I do enjoy using a paper dictionary and the serendipitous discoveries that can be made on the same page. ...
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