Interactive Visualizations

Map of European languages

All Europeisms that we have recorded for the selected article word are listed on our language map. In this way, the morphological differences or word similarities — and thus often also the word relationship and affiliation to certain language families — can be recognized at a glance. (For easy comparision, non-latin alphabets are transliterated confirming to standars.) It is also evident when there are several translations of a term with the same meaning in one language.
The blue dot does not designate a European country, but the center of a language region, as the example of Welsh shows.

➤ How it works: Use the +/- symbols or the mouse wheel to zoom into the map or reduce the map section. By clicking on the blue dot, the language on which the respective word is based is displayed.

Tree of Articles

The tree structure represents an attempt to map our words and semantic fields into a semantic taxonomy. Starting with the human "in nature and culture", the word fields were included according to their research relevance in the German semantic lexicon. On the other hand, the selection was based on the printed volumes accompanying the project, each of which deals with specific subject areas. Those areas, our main word fields from K├Ârper up to Technologie, are subordinated their specific semantic fields as searchable subcategories.
The tree structure expands gradually, with resulting hierarchies depending on the hyponymy of the word field being flat (as in the field K├Ârperzustandbody condition) or widely branched (e.g. in Wohnenliving). In such a structure, words like Antlitz (countenance) and Gesicht (face) can coexist. Sub-terms were assigned to one of these synonymous words according to their frequency in current language use.

➤ How it works: Navigate through the branches of the word fields by clicking on one of the blue-framed dots, our XML data nodes. A DWEE article already exists for words marked in orange, which are opened in a new browser page with a mouse click.