n Journal for Language Teaching = Ijenali Yekufundzisa Lulwimi = Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig - Querying the claim of the user-friendliness of the

Volume 42, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0259-9570



The is a concise translating bilingual dictionary. Even though the compilers claim that this dictionary is very user-friendly, this can be queried. Accordingly, the main aim of this article is to test the usefulness of this lexicographic compilation. The discussion is restricted to the English-Sepedi part as Sepedi is the target language. A study of the dictionary articles, spelling, unnecessary loanwords, corresponding words, coinages, hyphenated words, repetition of words and inconsistencies display the deficiencies in this dictionary. As a result, it is recommended that the dictionary should be duly revisited and revised.

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