A Dictionary of Somali Verbs in Everyday Contexts

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Author House, Jan 24, 2012 - Reference - 96 pages
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A dictionary of Somali verbs in everyday contexts

The Somali-English dictionary of verbs is the first of its kind for learners of Somali as a second language. It contains more than 500 verbs used in Somali sentences with English translations. The dictionary has been compiled in learner-friendly format to help the student:

  • identify the conjugation group of a given verb
  • learn specific tense usages
  • learn how different prepositions affect the meaning of the verb in a sentence
  • learn relevant verbal nouns
  • enhance self-study through use of conjugation tables
  • learn variant spellings of verbs
  • learn Arabic loan verbs in Somali
  • learn verbs that mean the same but belong to different conjugation groups
  • make use of the English-Somali index
  • learn how to make use of deictic words sii and soo

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About the Compiler Liban Ahmad has taught Somali as a second language and worked as an item writer, translator, editor and proof-reader with the Asset Languages assessment scheme for the Languages Ladder developed by OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA examinations). He has participated in different projects on the development of Somali breakthrough, preliminary and intermediate master tasks in four language skills. He has contributed summary research on Somali public service translations to The Linguist, the magazine of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. Liban holds a Diploma in Sociology (Open University) and a Certificate in Social Science (Open University); and a Certificate of Advancement for Mentoring Primary School Pupils (validated by Liverpool University). About the Editor Katharine Shipton is a freelance editor specialising in the development of learning materials in Cushitic and Semitic languages. In addition to English, her mother tongue, she has a working knowledge of Arabic, French, German, Kurdish, Turkish and Somali. She holds an MA in Arabic (Edinburgh University) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Arabic Translation (University of Westminster).

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