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ERIC Number: ED036782
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Computerized Archive and Dictionary of the Jaqimara Languages of South America.
Hardman-de-Bautista, M. J.
The three extant members of the Jaqi (Jaqimara) family, Aymara, Jaqaru and Kawki, are spoken by over one million people primarily in Peru and Bolivia, but earlier members of the Jaqimara family were probably spoken throughout the whole area of present-day Peru. This paper gives an outline of some of the salient structural features of these languages and reports on progress in the preparation of a computerized dictionary of the Jaqi languages presently being adapted for the computer at the University of Florida. Each item of the Jaqi languages is encoded according to a number of categories any one of which or any combination of which may then serve as indexers for machine printouts: machine item number, language name, entry, allomorphs, derivations, grammatical class or classes, historical origin, dialect of item, source of information, English glosses, Spanish glosses, citations, dialectal and/or language cognates, coded dialect and/or language of cognates, reconstructed proto forms, variant spellings, date of entry, and name of transcriber. It is hoped that the dictionary will be useful as a source for bilingual dictionaries for Peace Corps or government use as well as for work in the reconstruction of Proto-Jaqi. Further plans include a computerized archive to include as much as possible of the structure of the Jaqi languages. (FWB)
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