About the SEAlang Library Mon Dictionary Resources
These resources are based on the Dictionary of Modern Spoken Mon by H.L. Shorto (1962, Oxford University Press).
Shorto's original text is a deceptively rich resource, and a considerable amount of effort has gone into redeveloping it in digital form. Special thanks go to Sarai Mon (see also monmanuscript.blogspot.com); to Mehm Yazar Tun, and of course to CRCL's Lwin Moe for extensive work in establishing consistent Mon orthography for all entries and examples. Rikker Dockum retyped the entire manuscript, and Patrick McCormack and Mathias Jenny provided additional assistance.
You must use a Unicode 5.1-compliant font. Please read the Burmese/Karen/Mon/Shan Unicode 5.1 Font Notes.
IPA input and display prefers
Charis SIL or
Doulos SIL for proper rendering.
Of particular value are Shorto's transliterated references to literary Mon (which we used as the initial base for generating Mon orthography), and Middle and Old Mon (which appear here as Old Mon etymological references). These Old Mon references will, in time, be linked to Shorto's Dictionary of the Mon Inscriptions.
Source material is copyrighted 1962 H.L. Shorto, and is used by permission of the Shorto family.