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|Subject:||Bilingual dictionary travel dictionaries - lexicon / formatting advice needed|
Hello all. My name is William. Greetings around the table.
I am responsible for formatting an existing bilingual travel dictionary, into an app for phones and tablets.
Our existing dictionary is a backpackers communication guide based upon a words helpful to a person traveling through Europe or the Americas. It was never originally formatted to to be taken seriously as a dictionary resource.
<a href='http://www.amazon.com/Most-Important-Words-International-Travelers/dp/0978047109' target='_blank'>http://www.amazon.com/Most-Important-Words-International-Travelers/dp/0978047109</a>
Now that we are reforming the book for electronic devices I would like to upgrade and include the lexicons necessary to pronounce the words correctly, begin to understand their usage within the framework of a basic communication guide for travelers, ''on the road.'' This is not a scholarly dictionary to be referenced from a desk, and hence forth, I am looking to present the minimum necessary to be effective.
I understand that the basics for English might be the part of speech, gender, verb type, declension model and other grammatical clues to help a non-native speaker use the word.
I would like to ask for help to define these for English and hopefully Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and German.
Any responses would be appreciated.