Pontic project

Dear friends,

This is a demo version of a webpage about Pontic dialect. Our goal is to show how modern technologies may be helpful when one tries to approach or to study unique languistic and cultural heritage. We used TLex Suite 2019 to create our dictionary and programmers helped us to transform it into online version.

Now you may see just a little sample of the future dictionary — it has only 17 randomly chosen entries. They will help us to demonstrate some important abilities of our dictionary. Making of this demo version was an extremely complicated task. We had to take into account many sources like

  • Ανδριώτης, Νικόλαος Π. 1967. Ετυμολογικό λεξικό της Κοινής Νεοελληνικής. 2 έκδ. Θεσσαλονίκη: Κέντρο Ελληνικής Γλώσσα; Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών [Ίδρυμα Μανόλη Τριανταφυλλίδη];
  • Κριαράς, Εμμανουήλ. 1985. Λεξικό της μεσαιωνικής ελληνικής δημώδους γραμματείας (1100–1669). Τ. Θ΄. Θεσσαλονίκη: Κέντρο Ελληνικής Γλώσσας;
  • Παπαδόπουλος, Ἄνθιμος Ἀ. 1958. Ἱστορικὸν λεξικὸν τῆς ποντικῆς διαλέκτου. Τ. 1: Α–Λ. Ἐν Ἀθήναις: Τυπογραφεῖον Μυρτίδη;
  • Παπαδόπουλος, Ἄνθιμος Ἀ. 1961. Ἱστορικὸν λεξικὸν τῆς ποντικῆς διαλέκτου. Τ. 2: Μ–Ω. Ἐν Ἀθήναις: Τυπογραφεῖον Μυρτίδη;
  • Παπαδόπουλος, Άνθιμος Α. 1997. Ιστορική γραμματική της ποντικής διαλέκτου. 2 εκδ. Αθήνα: Επιτροπή Ποντιακών Μελετών;
  • Tursun, Vahit. 2019. Romeika-Türkçe sözlük. Trabzon Rumcası. İstanbul: Heyamola yayınlatı;
  • Елоева, Ф. А. 2004. Понтийский диалект в синхронии и диахронии. СПб.: СПбГУ.

However, only the collaboration with native speakers of Pontic made it possible to complete our task.

When the dictionary is ready, it will be much bigger and much more “intelligent”. For example, it will also provide translations of English words into Pontic. Besides, a special morphological analyzer will be able to define any word form. Together with a dictionary, we shall create a language corpus. This corpus will consist of multiple texts of various genres and chronological periods with a special morphological marking (our corpus will be very similar to this one — http://albanian.web-corpora.net/index.html).

Along with the dictionary and corpus, the webpage will have a subject bibliography on Pontic dialect and Pontic culture.