Open Coptic Dictionary Project
This is a proposal to start building a web-based Coptic dictionary.
1- Provide an web-based Coptic Dictionary
1- Editable by all members : Any member in the forum can (add new words / suggest correction for an existing word / etc ...)
2- Open : Any visitor (guest or member) can view the database and use its search functionality freely
3- Reliable : Because there is field where the member should (but not required to) enter the refernces [i.e. from where did he get this word and its meaning]
4- A Desktop application will be provided as an alternative to the web interface and to give more functionallity (like downloading the entire database and seacrh offline)
The dictionary will consist of a Big tables with the following fields
word -> where you can enter the coptic word
origin -> where you can tell if it is Greek word or Coptic word
dialect -> Sahidic, Bohairic, Fayumic, Achmimmic, & sub-Achmimmic.
Pronounciation -> How the word WAS Pronounced (this field should be written in latin letters)
member -> the member who added this word. this allow us to know who provide accurate informations and who add words carelessly
other spellings -> any different spelling for the same word
refernces -> list of refernces that has this word ( dictionaries, lessons books, websites, .....)
comments -> Any comments for this word"