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Title:Bertha English Amharic Arabic Dictionary
Contributor:Neudorf, Andreas
Neudorf, Susanne
Date (W3CDTF):2014
Description:From Preface: "...This dictionary has been put together over a period of about 5 years. The main focus of this work is the Mayu dialect of the Bertha people around the regional capital Assosa, Ethiopia. The data has been collected in many different ways. Some has been elicited during language and dialect surveys, using a standard list from the SIL Ethiopia survey department. Other data was taken from oral stories, recorded from acknowledged story tellers of the Bertha Mayu society. Other data resulted from every day conversations and also out of a collection of word lists made by some Bertha speakers working with us. It is far from exhaustive, but rather just a beginning of recording this language, which, until five years ago, had only been in oral use...First of all, this dictionary should be a monument for the Bertha people to show the richness, the variety and importance of their own language. We hope to get people interested in continuing this work of compiling more and more entries and thus deepen the respect for and acknow­ledgement of this language. Secondly, this dictionary can be used as a help for learning the Bertha language. Those wanting to work with this people group, such as elementary school teachers, development or government workers, would benefit from the use of this dictionary. Thirdly, it is our hope that it will be a helpful tool to the educational system for teaching Bertha to the children in school. It can be referred to as a help for consistent spelling of words and spelling rules, thus speeding up the process of creating a standard writing system, which can be used in all the dialects. It will also be a resource for the Bertha people to learn English, Arabic and Amharic, by using either the main part of the dictionary or a reversal list."
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/58254
Extent:xxi, 264 pages
Is Version Of (URI):oai:sil.org:36311
Language:Sudanese Arabic
Language (ISO639):apd
Publisher:Benishangul-Gumuz Language Development Project
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):ET
Subject:Berta language
Subject (ISO639):wti
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):lexicon


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DateStamp:  2013-04-27
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Citation: Neudorf, Andreas; Neudorf, Susanne. 2014. Benishangul-Gumuz Language Development Project.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_ET country_GB country_SD dcmi_Text iso639_amh iso639_apd iso639_eng iso639_wti olac_lexicon

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Country: Ethiopia
Area: Africa

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