Well, it’s been quite the quiet year at DMNES central! We’ve had other projects that have taken higher priority over the last year, so work on the dictionary has mostly been bits and bobs in the backend of things. Most of our attention has been concentrated on creating place-holder entries for all the as-yet-unidentified variant name forms that we have — a task which has resulted in the creation of over a hundred new entries, many of which may not reach “published” status for years if not decades! But occasionally we were able to not only identify the canonical form of a name, but realise we already had an entry for that name — such as happened when we realised that “Febe” was just a French variant of “Phoebe”!
But we did end up with some new material for our new edition — new entries for Frankbert, Fredeward, John-Angel, and Lefrich, and 143 new citations added to already published entries.
Here’s hoping 2023 will be not quite as quiet (in a good way!) as 2022 and 2021, and wishing all our readers the very best for the new year.