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ERIC Number: ED029287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 179
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A Kurdish-English Dictionary.
Wahby, Taufiq; Edmonds, C.J.
The Kurdish of this dictionary is the standard language of belles-lettres, journalism, official and private correspondence, and formal speech of the Southern-Kirmanji dialect of Sulaimani in Iraq. It is the language adopted in Persia for Kurdish broadcasts and government-sponsored publications. Borrowings from Northern Kirmanji, Mukri, Sanandaji, and Gorani dialects, as well as Arabic, Persian, and Turkish loan words, are indicated. The Roman spelling used is a close transliteration of the modified Arabic alphabet based on a system devised by Wahby. The general arrangement is alphabetical, with compound and derived words listed under the heading of the main word. Exceptions in stress, and the parts of speech are also indicated. An explanation of the format appears in the Introduction. Included in the appendixes are sections on: (1) the calendar system; (2) Kurdish forms of some place names with the conventional equivalents; (3) Kurdish forms of personal names with Arabic and Persian equivalents; (4) specimen paradigms of an intransitive and a transitive verb; (5) the construction of specimen sentences with transitive verbs in a past tense; and (6) the story of Bakhtyar and Badbakht in transliteration and English translation. (AMM)
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