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From: bantu-l-admin@xxxxxx On Behalf Of Donald Z. Osborn
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2004 4:28 AM
To: bantu-l@xxxxxx; lexicographylist@xxxxxx
Subject: [Bantu-L] FYI: Boko, Bokobaru & Busa dictionaries

FYI, this trio of newly published bilingual (with English) dictionaries for three eastern Mande languages may be of interest... (announcements bwlow from Linguist list - apologies for crossposting).

Don Osborn
Bisharat.net

Date: 22-Sep-2004
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europa@xxxxxx>
Subject: Boko Dictionary: Jones

Title: Boko Dictionary
Series Title: Languages of the World/Dictionaries 24

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

        http://www.lincom-europa.com 

Author: Ross Jones

Paperback: ISBN: 389586627X Pages: 325 Price: 72 (Europe EURO)

Abstract:

The Boko-English, English-Boko dictionary was compiled by the author over a period of 35 years, half of which time he lived among the Boko people in Benin Republic. It forms a trilogy together with the simultaneously published Bokobaru and Busa dictionaries. This cluster of languages, of which the grammar was published in 1998 by Lincom Europa, belongs to the Eastern subdivision of the Mande language family.

The database is root based, so that any word that begins with a lexeme root will appear as a subentry under that lexeme. The 7000 head and subwords written in Boko orthography are followed by phonetic representations, including tones and variants, a part of speech label and glosses in English and French. Sentences in the vernacular illustrate the use of the words, followed by a translation into English.

Etymology, synonyms and variants are given as appropriate, with the etymology showing significant historical borrowing from Dendi. Comparison of Boko words with the equivalent words in the Bokobaru and Busa dictionaries illustrates consonant weakening, elision and significant changes in the tone systems.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description; Lexicography
Subject Language(s): Boko (Language Code: BQC)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

See this book announcement on our website: http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=11577

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Date: 22-Sep-2004 From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europa@xxxxxx>
Subject: Bokobaru Dictionary: Jones

Title: Bokobaru Dictionary
Series Title: Languages of the World/Dictionaries 30

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

        http://www.lincom-europa.com 

Author: Ross Jones

Paperback: ISBN: 3895868361 Pages: 349 Price: 74 (Europe EURO)

Abstract:

The Bokobaru-English, English-Bokobaru dictionary was compiled by the author in Nigeria over a 12 year period while translating the Bible into Bokobaru. It forms a trilogy together with the simultaneously published Boko and Busa dictionaries. This cluster of languages, of which the grammar was published in 1998 by Lincom Europa, belongs to the Eastern subdivision of the Mande language family.

The database is root based, so that any word that begins with a lexeme root will appear as a subentry under that lexeme. The head and subwords are written in Bokobaru orthography, followed by phonetic representations, including tones and variants, a part of speech label and glosses in English. Sentences in the vernacular illustrate the use of the words, followed by a translation into English.

Etymology, synonyms and variants are given as appropriate, with the etymology showing significant historical borrowing from Dendi. Comparison of Bokobaru words with the equivalent words in the Boko and Busa dictionaries illustrates consonant weakening, elision and significant changes in the tone systems.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description;

                            Lexicography 

ASbject Language(s): Bokobaru (Language Code: BUS)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

See this book announcement on our website: http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=11578

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Date: 22-Sep-2004
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europa@xxxxxx> Subject: Busa Dictionary: Jones

Title: Busa Dictionary
Series Title: Languages of the World/Dictionaries 31

Published: 2004
Publisher: Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom-europa.com

Author: Ross Jones

Paperback: ISBN: 389586837X Pages: 212 Price: Europe EURO 68

Abstract:

The Busa-English, English-Busa dictionary was compiled by the author in Nigeria over a 12 year period while translating the Bible into Busa. It forms a trilogy together with the simultaneously published Boko and Bokobaru dictionaries. This cluster of languages, of which the grammar was published by Lincom Europa in 1998, belongs to the Eastern subdivision of the Mande language family.

The database is root based, so that any word that begins with a lexeme root will appear as a subentry under that lexeme. The 6600 head and subwords are written in bold Busa orthography, followed by phonetic representations, including tones and variants, a part of speech label and glosses in English.

Etymology, synonyms and variants are given as appropriate, with the etymology showing significant historical borrowing from Dendi. Comparison of Busa words with the equivalent words in the Boko and Bokobaru dictionaries illustrates consonant weakening, elision, and significant changes in the tone systems.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description

                            Lexicography 

Subject Language(s): Busa (Language Code: BHF)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

See this book announcement on our website: http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=11579

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