Adding new languages to the language list

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Adding new languages to the language list

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1mfd101
Mar 3, 2008, 5:53pm

Is there any way to add new languages to show more accurately the language that a book is written in or that it uses a lot of ('Secondary language') or that it's been translated from ('Original language')?

Currently, with my interests in linguistics and anthropology, I have to use inaccurate approximations eg 'Austronesian (other)' when what I want is, say, Proto-Austronesian or Austronesian or Polynesian or Oceanic.

2PaulFoley
Mar 3, 2008, 7:32pm

I expect you have to go through here

3mfd101
Mar 4, 2008, 2:11am

Mmmm, looks a bit technical for my needs. I'm just wanting to improve the LT list of languages to make more accurate my description of a relevant book or article.

4ryn_books
Modifié : Mar 4, 2008, 9:14am

I think message 2 means that LT is using the generated list of languages from Library of Congress.
So, if LoC don't have it defined in their language list and use it in cataloging, then LT doesn't have it as a language either.

5mfd101
Mar 4, 2008, 8:01pm

And no way around it? (I notice for instance that some people manage to get around the list of secondary authors and add new functions such as 'Co-author'.)

6GreyHead
Mar 5, 2008, 12:40am

I think that the Co-author functionality only exists for newly added books. It was introduced towards the end of last year and said at that time that it would be retrospectively added to other books.

Maybe sometime soon, maybe not.

7Choreocrat
Mar 5, 2008, 11:44pm

Probably your best bet is to use tags to distinguish languages. In my library I tag by language family (or para-linguistic macro-family) such as IE, austronesian, romance, amerind and then by language.

8mfd101
Mar 6, 2008, 1:38am

Yes that's pretty well what I've been doing but I thought it would be nice to be able to show languages more accurately in the formal space provided. Thanks for the comments, everyone.

9Choreocrat
Mar 11, 2008, 12:02am

Interestingly enough, when I got a Dayak dictionary the other day, Dayak was in the list when I was manually entering the book. It only showed after I clicked 'show all languages'.

10languagehat
Mar 22, 2008, 3:46pm

when what I want is, say, Proto-Austronesian

You have books in Proto-Austronesian? I'm jealous!

11mfd101
Mar 24, 2008, 9:33am

Just lexical items marked with an *!