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Anyone know of a Fantasy Thesaurus?
« on: November 13, 2015, 10:23:05 PM »

So I'm wondering if this exists: is there a thesaurus out there that you can use to convert modern words/sayings to those that might be common in the periods we write in?

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Re: Anyone know of a Fantasy Thesaurus?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2015, 12:03:50 AM »
Methinks thou art barking up a proverbial woodland object. Howbeit, the Interweave very often features the obscure answer to your heart's desires.  ;D
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Re: Anyone know of a Fantasy Thesaurus?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2015, 01:49:05 AM »
Hahaha, I'll have to go check the Interweave then :)

There is the Historical Thesaurus of the OED

http://public.oed.com/historical-thesaurus-of-the-oed/

which tracks really fascinating shifts in clusters of meanings (eg-- the existence of "teenagers" as a social category etc.) so it gets into the sociology of words and meanings as these change over time.  It's not really the quick fix I was looking for tho, and I just didn't want to pay for a subscription to it if it's going to take more effort than I've got to give it ATM.  So I'm not 100% sure if it's a good choice or not without being able to try it out first. (plus it's like 30$/month which is INSANE).
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Re: Anyone know of a Fantasy Thesaurus?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2015, 01:50:02 AM »
... or I could just run sentences through the Jmack-translator...

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Re: Anyone know of a Fantasy Thesaurus?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2015, 02:43:29 AM »
... or I could just run sentences through the Jmack-translator...

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