Date Posted: 14:55:14 07/15/03 Tue
Subject: ISO: specific vocabularies......
It's not that I meant to be mysterious, but I really don't know how to explain what I am looking for.
Are there places on line, that have words relating to a certain subject, & what would you call it? For example, let's say I was wanting to write a punny paragraph about gardening. Words or phrases related to gardening:
...spade, seeds, trowel, hose, flowers, blooms, vegetables, bees, bugs, warm sunshine, brown earth, compost, weeding, rain, watering can, shade, etc.
Or boating: sails, winds, waves, barnacles, keel, hull, etc.
Sometimes those 'word search' puzzle books have categories like that.
I just thought it would make adapting signs, cards, etc. easier, like the request for a sign to go on a library door: reading in progress; the reading express has taken off; etc.
Does this make any sense? *grin*
[> Re: ISO: specific vocabularies...... -- maryp, 15:36:07 07/15/03 Tue 
I can't explain this very well , but I will try. If you copy and paste into my documents, click on a word, highlight that word, a menu will come up with synonyms for that word. Hope this helps.
[> Re: ISO: specific vocabularies...... -- jazbo, 18:27:44 07/15/03 Tue 
That's another good idea, maryp. I will experiment with it later.
It's really difficult to explain what I am after; for example 'firemen' - words & phrases associated with them.
firetruck, hoses, emergencies, heat, flames, too hot to handle, etc.
Every job has its own vocabulary - computer, sewing factory, teacher, military, etc. I thought there might be some where I could search & make lists concerning specific terms, etc.
Another example: horses - tack, saddles, horseshoe, bridle, reins, gallop, canter, mane, giddyup, whoa!, trot, stable, hay, etc.
[> Re: ISO: specific vocabularies...... -- Crystal, 18:57:03 07/15/03 Tue 
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Lane ... slists.htm
I believe that this is what you are looking for. I love this site.
[> Re: ISO: specific vocabularies...... -- POOKIE, 02:31:24 07/16/03 Wed 
OK Jazbo you got me to thinking...word association didn't sound just right...what about terminology...glossary...Did Google searches and Here ya go:
etc, etc, etc.
[> Re: ISO: specific vocabularies...... -- jazbo, 07:48:14 07/16/03 Wed 
I could have sworn that I responded earlier to Crystal & lisajo, but the response is not here. Thanks again for the info.
Pookie, I checked out the links you posted - very interesting!
Now I have several options when writing about something specific. I just didn't know what to look for. You gave me some good food for thought. [[[hugs]]]
[> Re: ISO: specific vocabularies...... -- faux ma, 08:28:25 07/16/03 Wed 
Lottsa good feedback ladies... great sites... thanks from me too... woo hoo...
Hiya Jazbo.. have ya seen Rhyme Zone.... you just type in your word(s) and it'll find the rhymes, synonyms, definitions etc etc...