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Linguistic basis

Write what you wish, and the dictionary will analyze it to break apart compound words and find base forms.

→ «manai» V Ind Prt Sg1
→ «mannat»
→ gå, dra, reise

Source material

sme ↔ nob

North Sámi → Norwegian builds on Nils Jernsletten's dictionary Álgosátnegirji (4322 words), but now it contains 30,000 entries, plus 6000 place name entries. Norwegian → North Sámi is based on the North Sámi → Norwegian dictionary, but we have adde frequent Norwegian words. It contains about 26,000 Norwegian entries.

Approximately half of the content of the dictionaries is taken from a parallel corpus of administrative text, financed by the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation.

sma ↔ nob

The dictionaries for South Sámi and Norwegian build on material prepared by Albert Jåma and Tove Brustad in the Hemnes Sámi Organization, but has in addition gained words from Giellatekno and Aajege's work with the Southern Sámi Oahpa.

sme ↔ fin

Dictionaries for North Sámi and Finnish are based on lexical material from the Institute for the Languages of Finland, and from Giellatekno's work with the North Sámi Oahpa. In addition, we have included frequent words from North Sámi, but especially from Finnish.

Each of the dictionaries contains about 11,000 base words.

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