01 August 2018
National Eisteddfod of Wales, Cardiff 2018
Friends of the Dictionary Meeting
A meeting of the Friends of the Dictionary (but open to all) will be held at the National Eisteddfod on Friday, 10 August 2018, at 12:30pm, at the University of Wales stand (0221-0222, in front of the Pierhead). With addresses from:
- the President, Myrddin ap Dafydd
- Angharad Fychan who will discuss some of the latest words to be included in the Dictionary
- Andrew Hawke who will introduce GPC +, a new crowdsourcing project to transcribe the Dictionary’s citation slips – see GPC+.
(This meeting will be held in Welsh.)
05 June 2018
Friends of GPC Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Friends of GPC will be held at 2pm on Saturday, 23 June, at the Drwm, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. The speakers are the society’s president, Myrddin ap Dafydd, Professor Geraint H. Jenkins, Dr Elin Jones, and the Dictionary’s Managing Editor, Andrew Hawke.
We look forward to welcoming Friends old and new to an entertaining afternoon, followed by the opportunity to socialise over a cup of tea.
14 May 2018
We have just launched a new service called GPC+. This is a pilot scheme to create a valuable new resource that will include quotations that have not yet been published in the Dictionary.
It will also include further examples of words which are in the Dictionary. Only about 20% of the examples collected are included in the Dictionary, so it will be possible to discover much more information.
But before the resource can be searched it must be created! Most of the examples were originally collected by hundreds of volunteer readers, and now we are looking for volunteers to transcribe the slips so that they are available to all.
You can read more about the project and learn how you can get involved here.
Note: The transcription website is available in Welsh only as we believe that that some of the material would be too challenging for those who cannot read Welsh.
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