75 years of Finnegans Wake scholarship have successfully identified most of the meanings of most of the words in FW-- scholarship now mostly searchable at fweet.org.
Since Joyce's stated intent was "a history of the world" we should expect an encyclopedia's worth of allusions to most all the major events of that history, but reflecting Joyce's idiosyncratic analysis of which events were most important to him.
Most especially, Irish history gets a singular emphasis, with all other events measured against their Irish echoes.
Using Fweet, it's now practical to pick any topic, search for all allusions, and compose a brief overview of that topic through Joyce's Wakean eyes, illustrated with his quotes (currently following Fweet in using the standard pagination, with most pagenumbers linked to the Fweet page).
So this Annotated-FW edition will progress in two parallel streams: line-by-line but also major-topic by major-topic.
('Wakepedia' has 4 syllables like Wikipedia (or should it be Wækepædia?))
We can expect all the major topics to be introduced in the early pages, with increasingly-minor sub-topics being addressed later.
(It remains to be seen how these topic pages should be indexed. For now, use Blogger's 'archive' menu in the righthand margin-- those dates are all fictitious.)
Articles will progress thru various stages of completion, from empty placeholders, to simple fweet-links, to unsorted fweet-text dumps, to sorted and cleaned up fweet-dumps... (A lot of this can be done pretty mindlessly during otherwise wasted time.)
FW title song
Eve and Adam
Tristan and Iseult
the St Lawrence family
cardinal points (nsew)
the 'Dublin' name
Jacob, Esau and Isaac
phallic and yonic symbols
WG Wills, Royal Divorce
The parallel annotations will try to account for every letter of the drafts and published text.