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Can I buy printed editions of Kamusi dictionaries?
We do not have print versions of Kamusi data available for publication or sale. Our wish list includes print publication of parts of our data collection, but that will involve a lot of computer programming to select and format the data elements included in each book. The possibility of using our data to print dictionaries for never-before-seen language combinations is truly exciting, but also demands a lot of examination, in terms of what data we select to put within the limited confines of a paper binding, and the visual aspects of how we present it. Furthermore, Kamusi data has not yet arrived at the point where we feel we are ready to print formally - when we go to press, it should be with fully-vetted data, not the "work-in-progress" that we are growing on the web.
If and when print publications are ready, we will announce them here, and give you purchase details. Meanwhile, please use the Edit Engine to improve the quality of the lexicon and bring us closer to the goal of producing printed dictionaries.
These are the languages for which we have datasets that we are actively working toward putting online. Languages that are Active for you to search are marked with "A" in the list below.
•A = Active language, aligned and searchable
•c = Data 🔢 elicited through the Comparative African Word List
•d = Data from independent sources that Kamusi participants align playing 🐥📊 DUCKS
•e = Data from the 🎮 games you can play on 😂🌎🤖 EmojiWorldBot
•P = Pending language, data in queue for alignment
•w = Data from 🔠🕸 WordNet teams
We are actively creating new software for you to make use of and contribute to the 🎓 knowledge we are bringing together. Learn about software that is ready for you to download or in development, and the unique data systems we are putting in place for advanced language learning and technology:
Our biggest struggle is keeping Kamusi online and keeping it free. We cannot charge money for our services because that would block access to the very people we most want to benefit, the students and speakers of languages around the world that are almost always excluded from information technology. So, we ask, request, beseech, beg you, to please support our work by donating as generously as you can to help build and maintain this unique public resource.
Answers to general questions you might have about Kamusi services.
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