Toktok:Cover page (prototype A.1)

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Experimental "Main Page" of the Tok Pisin Wiktionary[senisim]

This is the first cut at a trial page for a Wiktionary that has to meet the needs of a great many language groups in Melanesia, as well as the needs of non-national, non-native expatriates from other countries.

My intent is to allow users to start off by (1) entering a search word or phrase in the sidebar search box, or (2) clicking on a source language's "portal" page and going on from there.  The idea is that there will be a definition page for a tok pisin/English word for every language listed on this front page.  The Wiki search box will find "article" pages where the article title is the name of word the user is seeking a definition for.  Using "wanbel" and its English definition "agreement" as an example, entering "wanbel" will take the user to the Tok Pisin definition page for "wanbel", which will have the definition in Tok Pisin, followed by definitions in the other common languages heard in Melanesia.  Entering "agreement" will take th user to the English definition page, where the word is defined in English, followed by definitions in tok pisin and other languages (where available).

This multiple definition page idea is what makes the dictionary searchable from a single, non-language specific search box.

I've added "Kuot" as a language as an example of a tok ples that can/should be included in this dynamic new Wiktionary.  There are some vocabularies for these local/regional languages either in print or on line.  In any event, including them and their Tok Pisin/English equivalengts would, I feel, be of immense help to wontoks and expatriates alike.

How about it? What are your thoughts on the matter?

Thanks, K. Kellogg-Smith 02:38, 19 July 2007 (UTC) (temp sysop/administrator)

This page should be deleted. This is not the intention of the wictionary. Aliasd 08:23, 20 September 2007 (UTC)