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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Words/Language/Grammar

Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
http://www.m-w.com/home.htm

Purdue’s online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

Collections of Word Oddities & Trivia
http://members.aol.com/gulfhigh2/words.html

Alternative Language Dictionaries
(how to talk dirty in any language)
http://www.notam02.no/~hcholm/altlang/

Urban Dictionary
http://www.urbandictionary.com/

Google translator: http://www.google.com/language_tools

World Wide Words
http://www.worldwidewords.org/index.htm

Gestures, Signs, Body Language Dictionary NONVERBAL DICTIONARY
http://members.aol.com/nonverbal2/diction1.htm#The

Language Museum
http://www.language-museum.com/

Most Mispronounced Words and Phrases
http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/mispron.html

Wordfind, do you over use words, e.g. she, he, look? Find out with this website: www.georgetown.edu/faculty/ballc/webtools/web_freqs.html

An Online Thesaurus http://thesaurus.reference.com/
Merriam-Webster Online - http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm
An online dictionary http://dictionary.reference.com/
Merriam-Webster Online - http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm
English/Cherokee Dictionary http://wehali.com/tsalagi/index.cfm

A glossary of hard boiled slang (definitions if slang found in mystery & detective novels) - www.miskatonic.org/slang.html

Grammer Help
http://www.geociites.com/cherylnorman.geo/guru.html

The book of clichés
http://utopia.knoware.nl/users/sybev/cliche/

The Elements of Style by William Strunk (online)
www.bartleby.com/141/

A listing of online texts and databases -
www.nwu.org/links/lnktexts.htm

Online resources for writers -
www.nwu.org/links/lnkhome.htm

Basic middle English word list for London Dialect
http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/documents/ME_Wordlist-London.pdf

slang sexual terms
http://www.takeourword.com/pt.html

Middle-English Glossery
http://www.librarius.com/gy.htm

A Time Frame for Catch Phrases, Slang, and Former Slang
http://members.tripod.com/HistoricalNovelists/wareword.htm
(the word rape was really interesting)

Insult Generator
http://billzhouse.com/ren/infocenter/A%20RENAISSANCE%20FAIRE%20%20GLOSSARY.htm

English slang and colloquialisms used in the United Kingdom
http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/

Gay slang dictionary
http://www.hurricane.net/~wizard/19a.html
http://www.glinn.com/news/gaygloss.htm
http://www.qnet.org.au/content/faqs_and_articles/glossary/

Rutger University's Databases
http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/
rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/eng_lit/eng_db.shtml

Elizabethian English and slang
http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/history/elizlng.html

The Visual Thesaurus - www.visualthesaurus.com/online/index.html

The Library of Congress - http://lcweb.loc.gov/homepage/lchp.html

An online language translator -
http://dictionary.reference.com/translate/text.html

Need a name for a military action in your book? Go to the military code generator - http://www.ubique.ch/codename/

Enter any combination of two to six letters and get them expanded into a technical-sounding, completely made-up phrase that borders on the lausible. - www.brunching.com/acronymer.html - this one is hilarious AND useful!

The Quote Garden http://www.quotegarden.com/index.html

Instant Wisdom
http://instantwisdom.bravepages.com/topics/

E-Books:
Malaspina Great Books — An extraordinary on-line bibliography for many disciplines.
The Online Books Page — A general guide to available electronic texts in many fields.
The Perseus Project — A digital library of classical texts from Tufts University.
Classics at MIT — Searchable collection of electronic texts from the ancient world.
Akamac E-text Links — A valuable resource from Michio Akama.

6 Comments:

Blogger Trista Bane said...

Wow! I'm impressed. These are great writer's resources.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Lane said...

Thanks very much for the compliment and the words of encouragement! Also, I think I'll be perusing your blog as well now and then, as I'm always looking for resources for writers.

11:17 PM  
Blogger X. Dell said...

Wow! Finally, a blog I can bookmark.

9:15 AM  
Blogger The Pink Spyder said...

Betty, darling!! How good to see you on the web. Perhaps we shall spin tales together! Ta-ta for now...

10:27 PM  
Blogger Calisa said...

Gestures, Signs, Body Language Dictionary NONVERBAL DICTIONARY
http://members.aol.com/nonverbal2/diction1.htm#The

First one I choose to go to and it's permanently closed! lol

9:53 PM  
Blogger Английский язык said...

I would still recommend quotes on Yanglish http://www.yanglish.com/

7:18 AM  

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