Updated Latin: Meanings and Derivation

This is the first major update after putting the site online, two months ago. PyLatinam is improved so it “speaks” English now. Also, there are some grammatical updates.

Grammar: Meanings and translation

If you have heard about William Whitaker’s free Latin dictionary called WORDS, you probably know that his work is freely available for other applications. Thanks to this, pyLatinam Automatic Grammar after derivation now shows meanings of the word. Here is an example of declined noun with highlighted meanings:

This was done by first parsing main WORDS file and making it available for pyLatinam code. As the project improves, new parts of speech will be added; next to be implemented are pronouns and adjectives.

Grammar: The code

PyLatinam Speaks English.There are some significant changes in the code, but little of that is visible on Interactive Pages. pyLatinam has a new class that makes work with dictionaries (internal ones) easier. As mentioned before, new code displays the meanings. In the terms of grammatical validity, the program will now recognize words like puer, pueri, m and gener, generi, m as those that keep sound e during declension (so-called fleeting e issues).

Visual stuff

Not so important for functionality of the program as much as it makes a visit to the site more pleasant: I have changed the default, almost generic design in, hopefully, something classical-looking.

FAQ Page

There is also a new page, FAQ, available in two languages:

English: pyLatinam Frequently Asked Questions
Serbian, Latin: pyLatinam česta pitanja (srpski, latinica)
Serbian, Cyrillic: pyLatinam честа питања (српски, ћирилица)

pyLatinam is online grammar software. It is free and open software, still in its early stages.

Your comments and suggestions are more than welcome!

See more articles about Automated Latin Grammar.

Published by

Romeo Mlinar

Languagebits.com Author

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.