Concise Amharic Dictionary

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University of California Press, Feb 1, 1996 - Foreign Language Study - 538 pages
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00 Although Amharic is the national language of Ethiopia and English its international language, until publication of this book in hardcover there was no concise Amharic-English, English-Amharic dictionary. Students of Amharic as well as visitors to Ethiopia and foreign workers will benefit from this concise dictionary with phonetic transcriptions that allow for its use by those unfamiliar with Amharic script. Although Amharic is the national language of Ethiopia and English its international language, until publication of this book in hardcover there was no concise Amharic-English, English-Amharic dictionary. Students of Amharic as well as visitors to Ethiopia and foreign workers will benefit from this concise dictionary with phonetic transcriptions that allow for its use by those unfamiliar with Amharic script.

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As I noted in my review of David Appleyard's Colloquial Amharic, there is a dearth of good instructional materials available to those wishing to study this Semitic language from Ethiopia. Leslau's ... Read full review

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Wolf Leslau is Professor of Near Eastern Languages Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of Amharic Textbook.