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Database software reccomendations?

Posted: 26 Apr 2021 18:07
by s0200311
I am a student who is on a chromebook so I cannot use excel, sadly. I would use google sheets, but it lacks some of the capabilities I want: Search bars that will take out the rows that do not include search terms, something dictionary like? I don't know. I just know I cannot use sheets.

I am new here. I have attempted inventing 3 languages before, but without an accurate database I have failed. :mrred:

Re: Database software reccomendations?

Posted: 26 Apr 2021 21:08
by kiwikami
I've had success with Lexique Pro before, which is very dictionary-like, though I don't recall what its searching capabilites are exactly (I moved later to an OpenOffice spreadsheet-based lexicon, which sounds like the opposite of what you're looking for). Lexique is free and a little clunky in the interface sometimes, but it's good for making detailed entries for individual words/morphemes.

Re: Database software reccomendations?

Posted: 27 Apr 2021 00:21
by Sequor
s0200311 wrote: 26 Apr 2021 18:07 I am a student who is on a chromebook so I cannot use excel, sadly. I would use google sheets, but it lacks some of the capabilities I want: Search bars that will take out the rows that do not include search terms, something dictionary like? I don't know. I just know I cannot use sheets.

I am new here. I have attempted inventing 3 languages before, but without an accurate database I have failed. :mrred:
These days I only do plain text files, using a good text editor (say, Notepad++ on Windows), if you can believe it. I just use "punctuation" (well, markup) that makes searching easier. For example:

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:: mbil ;;
  vi. <brag>, <boast> [ne: about something]
  vi. <be content> [ne: with one's own efforts]
  {speech}{value}
This way, if I want to search a meaning, I just use Ctrl+F with the kind of word I'd use in a gloss, so, <brag>. And I also try to tag words for semantic fields, in this case {speech} (referring to speech acts, like "conversation", "yell") and {value} (referring to words involving evaluation, like "love" and "dislike"). "[ne:" here means that the following information inside the brackets is added with the preposition "ne".

With the double colon and semicolon surrounding the headword, I can also search for words beginning or ending in a certain sound, say, if I want all words ending in -il, I just do a search for "il ;;".

I don't know what text editors you have access to in a Chromebook. In theory you could do it in Google Docs though, but text editors are nicer due to being faster at what they do, as opposed to a full-blown very visual document editor. EDIT: This article gives 10 text editors you can install in it.

Re: Database software reccomendations?

Posted: 03 May 2021 01:37
by s0200311
These days I only do plain text files, using a good text editor (say, Notepad++ on Windows), if you can believe it. I just use "punctuation" (well, markup) that makes searching easier. For example:
That's a good idea! I think I will try that.