MLE4000 Word List for FLEx
In language development work, it is useful to have a word list to work with. One way to create a word list using the African Comparative Word list which would give about 1700 words. Another way to create a word list is to use the Rapid Word Collection which would give at least 10,000 words. The MLE 400 Word list would give you at least 4000 words. It takes about a week to complete. This word list has been used to assist in the creation of primers and MLE materials.
The MLE 4000 word list is a word list that contains over 5000 entries. Each entry has a part of speech, English gloss, French gloss, and at least one semantic domain entry. From these enties you should be able to create a word list of at least 4000 words.
The MLE word list is stored as a LIFT file.
To create a FLEx project using the MLE 4000 word list, do the following.
- Start FLEx. (Language Explorer)
- On the File menu, click New FieldWorks Project.
In the dialog box, enter project name and enter language name for vernacular system writing system. Click OK. A new project has been created.
- On the Tools menu, point to Configure and click Set up Writing System.
In the dialog box, add French as an Analysis Writing System, if desired. click OK.
- On the File menu, point to Import and click LIFT Lexicon.
In the dialog box, click Browse and navigate to and select MLE4000Master-LIFT.lift. Click OK.
- In the Lexicon edit area, configure the columns to the desired fields.
- In the Browse area, configure the columns to the desired fields.
- Now you are ready to enter words in the Lexicon Edit or Browse areas to match the glosses
If you do not have a word for the glosses specified, you may skip or delete the entry.
After you have completed the list, feel free to add other entries to supplement the list.