[KS] "Pan-Korean Grand Dictionary"

Stefan Ewing sa_ewing at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 23 19:47:51 EDT 2005

Dear KS list members:

Thanks to Aidan Foster-Carter for the interesting articles.

If such a unified dictionary project really is in the works--one being 
undertaken by participants in both the South and the North--how will the 
nasty details of differences in orthography, standard pronunciation, etc. be 
dealt with?  Will there be cross-references between Southern and Northern 
spellings?  If so, which version of the language is to be given priority?  
Will the main entry for a word be under the Southern or Northern variant of 
the entry word?  Will there be two editions published, one in each country, 
with the priority of one standard version of the language over the other 
flipped between the two editions?  (This might be the simplest solution, but 
undoubtedly the most expensive and labour-intensive.)

With brain-hurting stumpers like this, I now know why I never seriously 
considered a career in lexicography.

Yours sincerely,
Stefan Ewing

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