Russian-English Dictionary of the Mathematical Sciences by A. J. Lohwater

By A. J. Lohwater

This is often presently the main whole and updated source for studying and translating mathematical literature written in Russian. meant basically for these whose first language is English, this dictionary will turn out a great tool for researchers, editors, and translators operating with Russian mathematical literature.

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Vocabulary Apart from specific terms from the region and direct borrowings from Afrikaans there are features which could be due to transfer or retention, for example the use of learn for teach. Afrikaans has only one word leer but dialects of English had, and some have, learn with an animate object in the sense of teach. Confusion may occur with sets of verbs with complementary meanings, for example lend and borrow (Afrikaans again has one word leen covering the semantic range of both these verbs).

Dharuk diyin ‘woman, wife’), waddy ‘Aboriginal war-club’ (cf. Dharuk wadi ‘stick, club’). Code switching may be the origin of such ubiquitous terms as boomerang ‘curved flat piece of carved wood which returns to thrower’ or koala ‘bear-like native marsupial’. B. The term ‘aboriginal English’ is also found to refer to the English spoken by the indigenous people of Canada, that is, aboriginal Canadians. absolute construction Part of a sentence, usually at the beginning or the end, which is not formally linked to the rest and which is functionally similar to a subordinate clause.

The west coast was first visited by the Portuguese in the late fifteenth century. In later centuries European countries established trading posts (for which they often paid ground rent to local rulers) or traded from on board their ships. Later the continent came increasingly to feel colonial pressure from major European powers. This development reached its peak in the nineteenth century with the scramble for africa when the entire continent was divided up by the Europeans, usually with no regard for the demographic distribution of the indigenous peoples.

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