Kamusi and Amazigh: Solutions for Dialects within a Global Linguistic Data Infrastructure



Tazerawt-gi , terza amek ara d nesuffeɣ amawal n tmaziɣt ara yesdukkelen akk tantaliwin-is mebla ma tufrar-d ta ɣef tiyiḍ . Aya- nezmer ad t-nefru s tarrayt n uskenawal ara d -yeddemen akk tantaliwin-agi i yesdukkelen tameslyat akken ma llant yerna ad sishelent asuɣel ɣer tutlayin niḍen.
The major problem concerning the making of a common Berber dictionary is that language comes in many forms, none of which can be considered representative. We suggest that these problems can be overcome through a lexicographic approach that considers language variants as a matter of data organization. Instead of searching for a recognized definitive form for a language or region, it is possible to list all the forms encountered. Finally, there might be a monolingual Amazigh dictionary that reports on all variants of the language in its unit and provides bridges of translation to other languages around the world.
Keywords: common Berber dictionary, lexicographical approach, variants, monolingual Amazigh dictionary, translation

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