English-Lao, Lao-English Dictionary
English-Lao, Lao-English Dictionary   -     By: Russell Marcus
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The English-Lao, Lao-English Dictionary has become a standard reference tool in creating understanding between speakers of Lao and speakers of English ever since it was first published by Tuttle in 1970. The dictionary provides users with meanings of the most often used words in both Lao and English based on a selection of words from frequency lists and vocabulary in commonly available language texts. Romanization has been added to convert the Indian-based Lao script into the English alphabet so that the layman can read Lao words without the necessity of learning the Lao alphabet. Romanization also indicates tones, which are critical to word meanings. As an aid to Lao speakers learning English, the dictionary explains in Lao how English alphabetical order works to provide the basis for the use of English languagge dictionaries. For the convenience of English speakers learning the Lao language, there are also sections covering the rules for alphabetizing and spelling Lao words. To the publisher's knowledge, this is the only dictionary of its kind to date.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: 1970
Dimensions: 6.31 X 4.77 X 0.90 (inches)
ISBN: 0804809097
ISBN-13: 9780804809092

Publisher's Description

This is a concise, pocket-sized English to Lao and Lao to English Dictionary

Prior to the compilation of the original edition of this dictionary in 1966, the most comprehensive English to Lao dictionary was the LAA (Lao–American Association) Dictionary. At that time, no dictionary was available for the Lao language. Now, a great deal of time has passed since the first Tuttle edition of the English–Lao, Lao–English Dictionary was published in 1970. During that time, the dictionary has become the basic communication tool between Lao people and English speakers all over the world. It is a handy volume with many user aids such as romanized equivalents of Lao script, tone numbers indicating the tone of each syllable, vocabulary selected on the basis of frequency of use, and guidance on how to look up words both in the Lao and English alphabetized lists for those encountering either language for the first time. This language tool, having been completely revised, is all the more essential for those wishing to translate or learn Lao.

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