From: Andrew West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Nov 23 2007 - 06:20:36 CST
On 23/11/2007, "AndrÃ© Szabolcs Szelp" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I've once seen a four-script dictionary: Chinese, Mongolian, Arabic (presumably
> Uighur language) and Tibetan. That dictionary had a unique solution, it had all
> the scripts in their original direction, but the layout was extrememly spacious
> and generous, not saving with paper or book size :-) --- it's also not a dictionary
> in the sense we know it; actually, more like a glossary giving one, at most two
> words for each main entry, probably 18th or 19th century Asian production.
There are a number of Qing dynasty polyglot dictionaries and
glossaries, the most famous of which is the late 18th century
"Imperial Pentaglot Dictionary" (å¾¡è£½äº”é«”æ¸…æ–‡é‘‘):
But as you say, such dictionaries do not help us in our present
discussion as the different scripts are not intermixed.
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