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J. M. Gesner's Novus Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

Postby Nesrad » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:01 pm

On another thread, there has been some discussion regarding monolingual dictionaries. Having come across the CAMENA project, where a good part of Gesner's 1749 revision of Estienne's famous Thesaurus has been transcribed, I thought it would be worth a try to see if volunteers would help complete it. So I have collated the CAMENA text with the page images over at Wikisource:
https://la.wikisource.org/wiki/Liber:Gesner_novus_thesaurus_vol1_part1of2.pdf

Anyone may contribute as little or as much as desired, but if you wish to consecrate substantial time to this effort, a specific portion could be reserved for you. If this project is publicized enough, we could attract enough contributors to have a fighting chance at succeeding.

Ultimately, if the project is completed, a new edition of the dictionary will be made available on Lulu at cost, probably around $20-40. By comparison, a facsimile of the 1749 edition is currently being sold for 350 Euros by a European publisher.

If you do not wish to contribute personally, the best way you can help is by publicizing it so that others may join in.
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Re: J. M. Gesner's Novus Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

Postby bedwere » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:24 pm

Let me play with De litera A, if you please.
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Re: J. M. Gesner's Novus Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

Postby Nesrad » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:43 am

I did three pages starting with B, and I must admit that it's very tedious work. Maybe the project will attract a monk somewhere :) if not, oh well.
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Re: J. M. Gesner's Novus Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

Postby bedwere » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:52 am

Nesrad wrote:I did three pages starting with B, and I must admit that it's very tedious work. Maybe the project will attract a monk somewhere :) if not, oh well.


How did you go so fast? Do you OCR first and then correct?
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Re: J. M. Gesner's Novus Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

Postby Nesrad » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:51 am

That would be 10 times slower, trying to correct gibberish. Only slave labour will work with a text like this. We should contract it out to Wal-Mart.
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