Tea (rec.drink.tea) Discussion relating to tea, the world's second most consumed beverage (after water), made by infusing or boiling the leaves of the tea plant (C. sinensis or close relatives) in water.

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This is an exercise in Google Docs
http://tinyurl.com/3n9z66r
as much as anything else.

When I come across tea terms I add them to my rosetta stone file with
a simple editor. The newest entries go on top. I show the
characters, pinyin and accompanying note. It is freeform enough so I
can add my to the end of the line to indicate my teas. In this case
the 3 entries at the top came from using Google Books and finding
colony tea terms.

I have over 2000 line items of chinese,japanese,korean, and russian.
When I come across a tea term it is very
easy to search the file to see if it already exists. For other
reasons I might put the tea term somewhere else
in the file. I wished I had dates for the entries. One of these days
I might show all of my work over the
decades.


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yes it is amazing what we can do, harvest, save, sort, information, i
recommend using excel for sorting your things, with a cut and paste
and search and machine translate we can self-learn so so much...
i wonder what it will be like for future historians looking back at
us...it is great that they will have lots of archives to look at, but
it might be a sea of info and very hard to sort out.
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I maintain the file on Linux with a editor where besides the normal
string search I can use Regular Expressions.

I occasionally comb the old Chinese dictionaries on Google Books for
tea terms.
http://tinyurl.com/3e9g46e

For "A Chop Of Tea" in an 1847 dictionary I came up with *r. These
old terms rarely make it to the Internet.

Jim

On Apr 3, 8:57 am, icetea8 > wrote:
> yes it is amazing what we can do, harvest, save, sort, information, i
> recommend using excel for sorting your things, with a cut and paste
> and search and machine translate we can self-learn so so much...
> i wonder what it will be like for future historians looking back at
> us...it is great that they will have lots of archives to look at, but
> it might be a sea of info and very hard to sort out.

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