Friday, 19 October 2012

辞書遊び

最近の OS X の辞書が充実しているって話。

http://macbook.blog83.fc2.com/blog-entry-823.html

New Oxford American Dictionary
スーパー大辞林
ウィズダム英和・和英辞典

French, Chinese, Spanish, German も。

僕は類語とかは使わないし、英和を使う段階でもないので、もっぱら OAD ですけど。学生には、OAD の孫引きしてなんていう課題を出してみましたが、やらない人はやらんだろうな。Kindle の辞書も悪くないし、いい時代になったものだ。

昔の辞書をめくるまどろっこさったらなかった。今から考えると、basic な数百を優先して覚えて、あとは辞書引かないってのが良かったとは思うけど。

発音してくれるのもうれしい。say -v '?' の選択肢には、

Agnes en_US # Isn't it nice to have a computer that will talk to you?
Albert en_US # I have a frog in my throat. No, I mean a real frog!
Alex en_US # Most people recognize me by my voice.
Bad News en_US # The light you see at the end of the tunnel is the headlamp of a fast approaching train.
Bahh en_US # Do not pull the wool over my eyes.
Bells en_US # Time flies when you are having fun.
Boing en_US # Spring has sprung, fall has fell, winter's here and it's colder than usual.
Bruce en_US # I sure like being inside this fancy computer
Bubbles en_US # Pull the plug! I'm drowning!
Cellos en_US # Doo da doo da dum dee dee doodly doo dum dum dum doo da doo da doo da doo da doo da doo da doo
Deranged en_US # I need to go on a really long vacation.
Fred en_US # I sure like being inside this fancy computer
Good News en_US # Congratulations you just won the sweepstakes and you don't have to pay income tax again.
Hysterical en_US # Please stop tickling me!
Junior en_US # My favorite food is pizza.
Kathy en_US # Isn't it nice to have a computer that will talk to you?
Pipe Organ en_US # We must rejoice in this morbid voice.
Princess en_US # When I grow up I'm going to be a scientist.
Ralph en_US # The sum of the squares of the legs of a right triangle is equal to the square of the hypotenuse.
Trinoids en_US # We cannot communicate with these carbon units.
Vicki en_US # Isn't it nice to have a computer that will talk to you?
Victoria en_US # Isn't it nice to have a computer that will talk to you?
Whisper en_US # Pssssst, hey you, Yeah you, Who do ya think I'm talking to, the mouse?
Zarvox en_US # That looks like a peaceful planet.

こんなのが。これでもかなり遊べます。

辞書で遊ぶってのは、小学生がやるものだと思うが、大学生になってからでも遅くはないだろう。

といいながら、Twitter の英語 account は、ほとんど使ってないな〜

英語だけできても意味ないけど、英語ができれば世界は広がります。ゲーム班でも、

「日本語でググるな、英語でググれ」

としつこく言ってます。
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