n Lexikos - Khwe Dictionary, Christa Kilian-Hatz
Supplement on Khwe Place-names of West Caprivi, Matthias Brenzinger : book review

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1684-4904
  • E-ISSN: 2224-0039
  • Author Andy Chebanne
  • Source : Lexikos, Volume 17, Issue 1, Jan 2007, p. 446 - 452
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
    ISI Arts
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The dictionary consists of preliminary remarks and acknowledgements, the table of contents, abbreviations and symbols, an introduction, the Khwe-English dictionary and the English-Khwe index, the references section, and annexes consisting of Khwe proper names and Khwe place-names. The table of contents gives a synoptic view of the dictionary layout, important for providing practical guidance to the use of the dictionary. The table of abbreviations and symbols is elaborate, giving essential information on the abbreviations of the grammatical categories and the linguistic or dialectal sources of some lexical entries in the dictionary. These abbreviations and symbols reflect a language that is grammatically rich and the comprehensive analysis provided in the compilation is linguistically rewarding. For a language such as Khwe, this information facilitates the use of the dictionary for different language activities.

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