Reconstruction : vue cognate sets/en
The exploration of Cognate Sets provides a single view that sorts Cognates by name. It automatically groups Cognate sets on the basis of the name up to the first blank space (By convention, the names of Cognate sets based on the same meaning are marked with a number). Each of these groups gives you a structure close to what you have already seen and offers the following options, as before:
- Click on the folder icon to expand the tree and display the contents of a group of cognate sets.
- Check the checkbox to select a group and all the cognate sets it contains.
- Click on the title of a group to display information about the cognate sets in Available Elements.
- Click on the title of cognate sets within a group, to display information about the cognate sets in Available Elements.
- The colored dots in front of cognate sets show whether the cognate set includes an alignment and lets you click on it to add this cognate set to Active Elements.
The options on the cognate toolbar are:
- [search] Future: searches the set.
- [align] switches to alignment mode if a set is active.
- adds selected sources to Active Elements.
- [merge] merges the selected sets.
- displays information about selected sources in Available Elements.
- Displays selected sources in the form of a language family tree.
- Adds a comment to the selected sources.
Available Elements Zone
By default, the set records are visible. Additional information and comments on a record are available by clicking on the SOU box.
Active Elements Zone
Information about the active set is displayed on a line, with a flag indicating its status (a green flag if it is identical to the original, a yellow one if it has been changed) This level highlights the alignment and is editable (it appears before the records in the set).
Alignment options are:
- Use this button '<' (last column) to move cells to the left
- Use this button '>' (last column) to move cells to the right
- Click on a blank cell to add an empty set.
- Click on a filled-in cell to insert a blank cell in this position and shift right.
- Click on an empty set to remove the cell and shift left.
- Drag a cell onto a nearby cell to merge their contents.
- Drag a filled-in cell to an empty cell to split the filled-in cell if possible.
Once you have made changes to an alignment, you must save them before continuing.
The last line of the alignment displays correspondences that have already been defined on this set, displaying the name of the correspondence set (eg w on the image) or an [add] if the position of the alignment has more than one filled-in cell. Clicking on [add] opens a dialog box that lets you name and, if you want to, add a comment on this correspondence set.
- [book] switches to Browse Correspondences
- [pencil] switches to Edit the Set
- [split] tools to split a set
- [align_save] saves the current alignment
- [align_remove] removes the alignment of the set
- [bin] empties Active Elements
- [caddy_remove] removes selected elements from Active Elements
- [info] displays information on selected items
- [tree] displays items selected on the tree
- [comments] adds a comment on the active set and confirms it (green flag).