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January 31, 2012 6:33 AM Subscribe
Where can I find a German dictionary which I can use to run simple linguistic experiments?
posted by StoneSpace to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Basically, I'm looking for some data structure which holds words, function (verb, noun, etc), and some extra information (zB, gender of nouns, whether a verb is separable or not (or both), some basic conjugation such as past participle, etc)
I want to do experiments, such as:
- is there a notable difference between verbs which keep the -en ending in the past participle (sehen -> gesehen) and those who do not (schauen --> geschaut)? Maybe some are more active, more abstract, etc. Or, there is no pattern.
- do the majority of nouns which can be formed by cutting off the -en ending of a verb masculine? (der Tanz, der Rat, but das Spiel). I have found no exception except Spiel for now.
and so on.
Basically, what I want is LEO, but in my computer, locally, and fully accessible.