LINGUIST List 12.2128

Tue Aug 28 2001

FYI: jeKai website, WJMLL/Book for review

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  1. Benjamin Barrett, jeKai - Japanese word website
  2. Nigel Armstrong, Book for review in WJMLL

Message 1: jeKai - Japanese word website

Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 08:55:43 -0700
From: Benjamin Barrett <>
Subject: jeKai - Japanese word website

In May, 2000, translator Tom Gally proposed an Internet site as a
resource for Japanese words not included in bilingual (or
monolingual) dictionaries, or whose meanings require explanations
and in some cases pictures.

Today, the site jeKai at hosts over 200 descriptive
entries. Japanese students and others who use Japanese may find the
site useful. (Please note that because of the focus on words not
given in dictionaries, there are several lexical items that some may
find objectionable.)

The range of entries includes botanical items, Japlish, technical
terms, cultural items and a rudimentary bilingual tree of life. It
also includes a search engine for people looking for specific
English (or Japanese) items.

For people who do not have a Japanese-ready browser, they can view
the pages fine using the graphic decoder at

Readers are encouraged to contribute.

Benjamin Barrett, jeKai contributor
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Message 2: Book for review in WJMLL

Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 14:31:14 +0100
From: Nigel Armstrong <>
Subject: Book for review in WJMLL

The following book is available for review in the Web Journal of Modern
Language Linguistics. Please contact me if interested.
Telicity in the Second Language, by R Slabakova. John Benjamins 2001.
 Nigel Armstrong
 French Department
 Leeds University
 LS2 9JT, UK
 Web Journal URL:
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