06 October 2010 - SayMore

SayMore 0.3 is now available for Download. The major changes are:

  • Custom Fields, with auto-type ahead.
  • You can now add new Genres.
  • In 0.1, we called a recording and its associated files a Session. In 0.3, we call this an Event. A Session/Event includes recordings which are comments/annotations on the original. The problem with the Session label was that people doing Basic Oral Language Documentation refer to... read more
02 July 2010 - SayMore

We’re pleased to announce the beginning of the “preview” phase of SayMore. To get it, head over to the Downloads page. Expect to see new versions coming out regularly from now on.

This stage is all about hearing from you. We need to know:

  • What do you like?
  • What is confusing?
  • What would you need to see before you made SayMore part of your Language Documentation tool kit?

It’d be great if you could leave your feedback... read more

21 June 2010 - WeSay

WeSay is the best tool for collaborating with others on collecting and describing words, whether you are in the same village or across the world or both. Here’s a guide to setting up collaboration using the free Language Depot service. Read on to walk through the steps:

  1. Set up a account
  2. Open a new project on
  3. Bring all the data together
  4. Update to the latest WeSay
  5. Push (Send) the dictionary to the Internet... read more
15 June 2010 - WeSay

Collaboration is more than just sharing changes.  It turns out that as soon as you start working with others using Send/Receive, you find you want to write notes to them.  So we added the ability to attach questions to lexical entries, and to carry on conversations about the question.  Future versions will add other kinds of notes, and allow them to be attached to particular fields, not just whole entries.

In the following screenshot, notice the circled buttons.  We’d click the left-... read more