Chechen-English and English-Chechen Dictionary
The Chechen language has approximately 1.2 million speakers, and is one of the largest indigenous languages of the northern Caucasus. This bilingual dictionary contains 6000 words of essential vocabulary for Chechen: Basic verbs; pronouns, numerals, particles, conjunctions, and postpositions; common and everyday vocabulary and many entries of the rapidly disappearing traditional vocabulary. All entries have grammatical information and pronunciation guides and are given in both the current Cyrillic orthography and a user-friendly diacritic-free all-Latin transcription. Similar grammatical and pronunciation information is given in the English-Chechen section. Additionally, this dictionary gives background information about the language and descriptions of the sound system and grammar.
Table of Contents
Introduction The Chechen language and people Spelling, transcription, and sound system Abbreviations and conventions Structure of Chechen-English dictionary entries Chechen-English dictionary: Cyrillic spelling Chechen-English dictionary: Latin spelling Structure of English-Chechen dictionary entries English-Chechen dictionary Appendices: 1. Cases of nouns 2. Plurals of nouns 3. Pronouns 4. Verb conjugation 5. Gender prefixes 6. Numerals
Johanna Nichols is Professor of Slavic linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research is on languages of the Caucasus, Slavic languages, linguistic typology, and historical linguistics.
Arbi Vagapov is Professor of applied Chechen linguistics at the University of Grozny. His research is on Chechen grammar and lexicology and historical linguistics.
Ronald L. Sprouse is a researcher and programmer in the Linguistics Department at the University of California, Berkeley. His work is primarily in the areas of phonology, morphology, and phonetics.