Online Esperanto dictionary?
What online dictionary do you recommend?
For ex. I could not find "bonantagonulo" in dict.cc and some other dicitonaries. Google translator knew the word: "Good antagonist".
Thanks for sharing.
I would not expect to find bontagulo in a dictionary.
To go in the other direction, I use RetaVortaro - but I don't use it for anything else and I don't recommend others use it for anything else.
Finally, if you have tried everything else, you can try http://www.simplavortaro.org which in this case would tell you that the word is bon-tag-ul-o - and you have to piece together that it's someone who can only say basic greetings -- which is even more basic than "beginner". A beginner has actually started learning.
Thanks for correcting me. There seems to exist "bonantagulo", too.
I had picked "bonantagonulo" from one of the answers in a previous thread on Duo and wanted to know what it meant. Well...
I think I replied in that other thread - a few hours before you posted here.
I have written and performed a song called "La Bontagul'" (it's about a bontagulo), probably just short of 20 years ago. Neither form of the word is very common. I actually did do an online check before correcting you but now I see my search contained quite a few false hits. If you screen out the false hits, it looks like bontagulo is a fair bit less common, but most of the hits for the other form are in user-edited dictionaries -- or in national language texts citing these user-edited dictionaries as "funny expressions" in Esperanto.
Bontagulo seems to conform better to my sense of Esperanto word formation. I've already posted a few more corrections but probably won't do so any more... unless, of course, the person I'm correcting is correcting someone else. :-)
Yes, I see your point (and will keep it in mind when talking to others) and read your other comment, too. Thanks for your considerate and balanced comment.
Thanks for the link. However, the word was not mentioned there.
Mi estas bonantagulo... (corrected: see discussion above)