Aryaman Arora, Adam Farris, Samopriya Basu, and Suresh Kolichala. 2023. "Jambu: A historical linguistic database for South Asian languages." SIGMORPHON.
Welcome to Jambu
Jambu is a modern online etymological dictionary of the South Asian languages.
The Jambu project seeks to modernise and consolidate previous work on the historical and comparative lexicography of the South Asian languages—including the Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Munda, and Sino-Tibetan language families. It is a spiritual continuation of the print dictionaries by Turner (CDIAL) and Burrow and Emeneau (DEDR), as well as the more recent online attempts at such a resource by the SARVA project and Suresh Kolichala's DEDR search interface.
A brief overview:
- Entries is a list of headwords. Clicking on an entry gives a map, list of descendants/cognates, and the CDIAL headword line.
- Reflexes is the entire lexicon, including all entries in all languages. Each lemma includes a link to the source it was derived from, as well as assorted lexicographic information.
- Languages is all of included languages. Clicking a languages gives its lexicon.
- Sources is a list of references.