The 1st player lays down theletters of a mew (main entry word
) and a pew (pseudoword).
This information may include spelling, pronunciation, the indication of the class the entry word
belongs to, the definition of the meaning, morphological properties, syntactic and stylistic properties, etymology, location in the subsystems of semantically related words (Tekoriene, Maskalieniene 2004).
In (1), he or she would incur the necessity of looking up balance for understanding the meaning of closing balance whereas in (2) this indication is explicitly marked by the lexicographers; in (1), only one subject field label (accounting) is included, whereas in (2) the user would have to decide by him or herself between the two possibilities included (accounting, banking); the definition is more pedagogically oriented in (2) than in (1), as it has been shown that using complete sentences for defining the entry word
benefits learners (Fuertes-Olivera & Arribas-Bano, 2008); and the grammar data included is different: in (1) the indication 'usually sing.' is very useful when writing and/or translating a text, whereas this information is missing in (2).
The prediction system uses three kinds of prediction results from next-syllable prediction using the syllable bi-gram, entry word
prediction using the word uni-gram, and next-word prediction using the word bi-gram.
The information in brackets above probably indicates George Borrow's addition of an "e" on the end of the entry word
, theoretically making Hemingway the first to use the word "anis" without the extra letter.
Otherwise, they are separated into blocks according to the different meanings of the entry word
, with each of these meanings introduced by numbers or letters.
For example, you can't look up Thoreau's Walden directly, because it does not appear as an entry word
. Instead, you must look up "Thoreau," where you'll find several entries in which Walden is discussed.
It is best described by its own entry word
Severynse did say that most dictionary editors are good spellers and would catch a misspelled word, but that in the first printing of the third edition of the American Heritage Dictionary, one entry word
was misspelled and many people brought it to their attention.