The Sindarin dictionary project
Words -- so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in
a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands
of one who knows how to combine them. [N. Hawthorne]
Dragon Flame 2.0
Dragon Flame is a freeware application for Microsoft Windows (98, Me, XP, NT4, 2000),
now also available on Linux. it includes the Sindarin dictionary, additional lexicons and a
complete Sindarin corpus.
The latest version is Dragon Flame 2.0, released in December 2003. Here is a brief
list of the new and exciting features added to the software since version 1.0 was first
released in December 2002...
Extented search functions with regular expressions (see Edit
menu). Great for those wanting to find and analyse similar patterns.
Automated Tengwar transcription (based on the TTT engine and Mans Bjorkman's
modes -- courtesy of the YaTT development team)
Link to on-line dictionaries (e.g. Webster's) when your internet
connection is active (see Tools menu). Great for non-native
English speakers (such as myself!) who sometimes need to check a
Updated documentation (see Help menu).
Source code included (for those who want to help improving
The "Check updates" feature (broken in DF 1.0) is disabled
by default (reserved for wizards only).
Fixes and improvements in the history mechanism.
DF 2.0 embeds a new version of the Sindarin Dictionary (lexicon
version 0.993) including several corrections, a few additional
entries, and a major re-work of all entries (better presentation;
indications of register, domain, etc. when possible; parts
of definitions moved to the etymologies or marked as definition
"hints"; some additional discussions entered; some definitions
Download Dragon Flame 2.0 and simply enjoy!
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