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Wed Sep 29 2004

Books: Language Description/Lexicography/Bokobaru: Jones

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Bokobaru Dictionary: Jones

Message 1: Bokobaru Dictionary: Jones

Date: 22-Sep-2004
From: Ulrich Lueders <>
Subject: Bokobaru Dictionary: Jones

Title: Bokobaru Dictionary 
 Series Title: Languages of the World/Dictionaries 30  
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Lincom GmbH
 Author: Ross Jones
 Paperback: ISBN: 3895868361 Pages: 349 Price: 74 (Europe EURO)
 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;
 Subject Language(s): Bokobaru (Language Code: BUS)
 Written In: English  (Language Code: ENG)
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