Kiss My ...: A Dictionary of English-Irish Slang by Garry Bannister

By Garry Bannister

A ebook that brought on consternation between those that chanced on the contents offensive and missing in `Irish values', whilst the manuscript used to be first circulated in 1999. because the writer writes within the preface, ""There isn't any such factor as undesirable language. it truly is uncooked speech and it comes from the essence of what makes us who we're, and is frequently colorfully manifested in idiom, universal parlance, and slang."" Garry Bannister, the writer of various language classes and Irish dictionaries, has a large wisdom of either Irish literature and Celtic folklore. He has broad event instructing Irish either in eire and the world over.

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Grammatical Theory and Romance Languages: Selected Papers by Karen Zagona

By Karen Zagona

This quantity provides contemporary theoretical study on Romance languages, chosen from papers offered on the twenty fifth Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages. It comprises stories of person Romance languages in addition to comparative reports — either in the Romance kin and with non-Romance languages (Basque, Bulgarian, Germanic and Quechua). Papers in phonetics and phonology deal with rigidity, syllable constitution, s-weakening, and the declination influence. Morphological issues comprise class-marker suppression and gender contract and suppletion. themes in syntactic thought comprise clitics, participial and adjectival contract, the syntax of demanding, temper, negation, adjectival predication, Tough-constructions, quantification and null items.

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Webster's Belarusan - English Thesaurus Dictionary by Philip M. Parker

By Philip M. Parker

When you are studying Belarusan, this booklet was once no longer created for you, and also you are usually not buy it. It used to be created for thoroughly fluent mother-tongue audio system of Belarusan who already understand the entire which means of Belarusan phrases, yet who have to learn the way a unmarried English translation of a Belarusan notice could have ambiguous meanings within the English language. it's designed for bi-lingual schooling for the non-English reader who desires to increase English-language try out ratings masking English synonyms. Synonyms may possibly undergo no dating to a translation be aware (e.g. “love” can represent either an emotion and a rating of 0 in tennis; 0, whereas being a synonym of affection, is perhaps a nasty translation to the unique Belarusan headword). this can be a standard English word list, like Roget’s, however the entries are taken care of alphabetically utilizing headwords from Belarusan. It can't be used to translate among the 2 languages, yet will help a fluent speaker of Belarusan who's studying simple English, to benefit the ambiguities of the English language and its vocabulary. The synonyms for every headword will not be translations; Belarusan phrases are used to facilitate “looking up” English synonyms. ahead of buy, educators and scholars should still evaluate the contents of this distinct kind of glossary that is unfastened to view on Google books, or utilizing Amazon’s “look within” functionality. Public area translations used have been contributed to Webster’s on-line Dictionary and feature originated from uncited volunteers, local audio system, expert translators, box linguists and lecturers (not by way of the editor of the thesaurus). if you'd like quotation for any translations, make feedback, notice blunders, or give a contribution in the other means, please e-mail Philip M. Parker at INSEAD, who will periodically replace this sequence. replica rights are granted to educators.

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Allen's Dictionary of English Phrases by Robert Allen

By Robert Allen

"Allen's Dictionary of English words" is the main accomplished survey of this sector of the English language ever undertaken. taking up 6000 words, it explains their which means, explores their improvement and provides citations that diversity from the Venerable Bede to Will Self. Crisply and wittily written, this booklet is choked with memorable and fantastic aspect, even if exhibiting that 'salad days' comes from Antony and Cleopatra, that 'flavour of the month' originates in Nineteen Forties American ice cream advertising, or perhaps that we have been 'calling a spade a spade' because the 16th century. "Allen's Dictionary of English words" is a part of the "Penguin Reference Library" and attracts on over 70 years of expertise in bringing trustworthy, precious and transparent details to thousands of readers around the globe - making wisdom everybody's estate.

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2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings and Expressions from by Charles Earle Funk, Tom Funk

By Charles Earle Funk, Tom Funk

Why do humans "take forty winks" and never 50...or 60, or 70? Did an individual actually "let the cat out of the bag" at one time limit? Has somebody truly "gone on a wild goose chase"? discover the solutions to those questions and lots of extra during this huge, immense assortment, constituted of 4 bestselling titles: A Hog on Ice, Thereby Hangs a story, Heavens to Betsy! and Horsefeathers and different Curious phrases. Dr. Funk, editor-in-chief of the Funk & Wagnalls usual Dictionary sequence, finds the occasionally marvelous, frequently a laugh, and consistently attention-grabbing roots of greater than 2,000 vernacular phrases and expressions. From "kangaroo courtroom" to "one-horse town", from "face the track" to "hocus-pocus," it really is an pleasing linguistic trip.

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Abbreviations (Collins Word Power) by Graham King

By Graham King

The whole consultant to abbreviations and acronyms.

  • from Abba to Zip, the total advisor to abbreviations
  • the easiest and worst of acronyms, from Mencap to CREEP
  • the best reference resource for domestic, workplace, college or study
  • 'Collins Wordpower' is a chain of compact, complete and straightforward courses to English utilization: the genuine English courses to actual English.

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    Wörterbuch der Geologie / Dictionary of Geology: by Volker Schweizer

    By Volker Schweizer

    Although English is the language of technological know-how this present day, many earth scientist and specialists in comparable fields have to learn and comprehend German texts or to speak in German. For these earth scientists, who've a easy wisdom of the German language yet aren't accustomed to medical phrases, this dictionary could be a hugely preferred reduction.

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