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Wakas

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« on: February 07, 2004, 07:15:13 PM »
peace all,

I discussed this with Anwar briefly, under the Lane's Lexicon' thread. Quite simply, I (with the help of others) hope to identify all roots used in al-Quran, list their possible meanings and occurrences in an online dictionary. In English-Arabic.

I need volunteers.

I know the following people have access to lexicons:

Layth, Ayman, mh, Anwar, Dulqarnain, Marie, Gentile, Nasser, myself

If the above mentioned people could get back to me, I'd appreciate it. If any others wish to help, please come forward.

Using sites like Burhan's (or not), one can easily divide the number of roots between us and get started.
We could get a rough draft of about 500 roots within a year, GW.

I can manage all the website stuff, all I need is participants to post the roots they look up. Once we get a rough draft, we can combine lexicons and add to the meanings if they are covered better in some etc.


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Re: Project: 'Root List'
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2004, 11:32:58 PM »
Wakas, what happened to Burhan's website?  Seems to be down...
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2004, 05:00:51 AM »
peace AP,

It seems down, but then the following link works, so I dunno. You can ask him, his name is in the members list somewhere.


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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2004, 06:58:58 AM »
Update:

I have two on board (none of the above mentioned). If I receive no reply, I'll take that as a 'no'.
I have produced a sample layout page, which I will upload soon-ish.

Also, I found out today that this idea has been done BUT only in book format (quite a thick one at that), so I'm the process of aquiring the details of this book.


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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2004, 05:41:40 PM »
Peace Wakas,

You can count me in. I think it's an excellent idea.

Salaam,
Damon.

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2004, 12:07:24 AM »
peace wakas, all


zlatan and myself have been thinking in this direction for some time. i do it myself all the time when i am working on a subject. i think that it will be very useful and helpful. i am in gw.

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2004, 10:05:05 AM »
peace Damon & mh,

Cool, if either of you have looked up roots already, cut&paste them and PM them to me. I will incorporate them into the sample if I have time.

Unfortunately, my computer kind of died (yesterday) so there will be delays on my end. If anyone knows the possible causes of the following problem, please let me know: the computer starts ok, works for several minutes then freezes completely, when i reset it, it will not boot/restart. I phoned someone I know and he said it may have overheated (due to CPU fan not working). I am on the case.


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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2004, 01:20:09 PM »
peace all,

Yeh, it was my CPU fan. Got a new one today so its working again.  :D

Here is a link to the sample:

right click & save target as (small zip file viewable with browser)

Feedback appreciated (layout etc.)


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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2004, 02:00:09 PM »
Salaam Wakas,
I'm willing to help, but I'm still not sure what you would need me to do.. :?  Also, I don't have a Lexicon.  :(
So if there's anything you think I can help with, I'm ready! :D
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2004, 04:39:15 PM »
peace Zein,

Dont worry, you're not the first to be confused by what I said. I'm afraid you would need an Arabic-English lexicon/dictionary to help with the project. Thanks for the offer though. If I think of something I will let you know. You could help in feedback of layout etc.

I found out the name of the book I was referring to earlier, it is 'A Concordance of The Koran' by Hanna E. Kassis. Someone told me it is better than Lane's Lexicon. It lists the root of every word in The Reading, gives the possible root meanings and derivatives AND lists every occurence of the root in The Reading. 1500 pages. Quite a feat! I know someone who has a copy so I'm going to confirm what I've read about it. Has anyone here read it?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0520043278/ref=ase_dealtime-da/103-2199997-0930243

$150
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