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I need a Russian Larousse Gastronomique

Can anyone recommend any good all-around Russian-English or Russian-French culinary dictionaries, online or in print? [more inside]
posted by ivan ivanych samovar on Nov 23, 2012 - 21 answers

Help me find online resources for how to pronounce difficult words

I have terrible pronunciation. Can you direct me to dictionary-type sites that teach how to pronounce words using high-quality audio files? Merriam-Webster has the basics and is easy to use, but I am also looking for resources that cover more specialized vocabularies such as cooking terms, medical terms, technology terms, the names of important cultural figures, place names, and product names. Obscurity/difficulty level: stuff like sambal oelek, Yulia Tymoshenko, Mies van der Rohe, SUSE, Schenectady, Elidel, Saucony. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on May 5, 2012 - 12 answers

New spelling, new root?

I'd like to check if changed spellings are changed words. [more inside]
posted by meinvt on Apr 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me learn a very selective slice of Greek and Latin words.

Is there a resource where I can learn about the Greek and Latin words that commonly underlie words and names in English? I don't want to learn Greek or Latin, I'm talking about only the words which are commonly useful as 'clues'. [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Mar 13, 2012 - 14 answers

"What's a cubit?!"

How do I go about (legally) compiling a small glossary with intent to publish? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Mar 22, 2011 - 5 answers

How to convert a dictionary in XML format to a text file for use in a flashcard program?

I use Anki as a flashcard program to learn languages. I have an XML file of an open source English-Swedish dictionary. I'd like to turn this file into a text file that Anki can import. I know nothing about XML files (I don't even quite know what to open it with. OSX tries to use Adobe Illustrator, but surely that can't be right?). Is there any way to do this more or less easily? [more inside]
posted by snoogles on Jan 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Etymological Graveyard

How can I find a comprehensive list of words that have been deleted from the dictionary? [more inside]
posted by shaun uh on Jun 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Feeling fancy(work) free...

Calling all English word-nerds and/or Japanese translators: have you ever heard the term "fancywork" used to refer to male genitalia? [more inside]
posted by dubitable on Jun 2, 2010 - 22 answers

Spoon dart window tree.

What is the best way to have random words selected from a dictionary? [more inside]
posted by elder18 on Apr 4, 2010 - 16 answers

IPA transcriptions for free?

Is there an open source (or free for non-commercial use) list of English (Either RP or Standard American) IPA transcriptions available somewhere? Example: car: /ˈkɑː/, cat: /kæt/.
posted by Memo on Feb 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Looking for foreign language dictionaries.

Need help compiling a list of monolingual dictionaries. [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Jul 18, 2009 - 11 answers

What happened to The American Heritage Dictionary?

Does anyone know what happened to Bartleby.com's edition of The American Heritage Dictionary? It used to be at http://www.bartleby.com/61/ and now it's gone. It was there less than a month ago. It would be a shame to lose one of the most useful free resources on the 'net without good reason.
posted by cgc373 on Jun 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Dia-whatzit?

Assignment Filter: What the heck is a "dialectical relationship"? [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Mar 28, 2009 - 16 answers

Good dictionary for a writer?

Which dictionaries would you recommend as a gift for a writer friend? [more inside]
posted by hootch on Apr 27, 2005 - 35 answers

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