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Ingush-English and English-Ingush Dictionary

1st Edition

By Joanna Nichols, Ronald L. Sprouse


576 pages

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The Ingush language has about 300,000 speakers, and along with Chechen is one of the largest indigenous languages of the northern Caucasus. This bilingual dictionary is the very first of its kind. It contains about 6,000 words of essential vocabulary for Ingush: 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-Ingush section. Entries have full grammatical information and glosses include alternatives and comments so as to convey the full meanings of words. Additionally, this dictionary gives background information about the language and descriptions of the sound system and grammar.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Preface The Ingush language and people; Map of Ingushetia; Spelling, transcription, and sound system; Abbreviations and conventions; Ingush-English dictionary: Structure of entries Ingush-English dictionary: Latin spelling Ingush-English dictionary: Cyrillic spelling English-Ingush dictionary: Structure of entries English-Ingush dictionary Appendices: 1. Case paradigms of nouns 2. Plurals of nouns 3. Personal pronouns and selected others 4. Verb conjugation 5. Auxiliary verbs and suffixed verbs 6. Demonstratives 7. Genders and gender agreement 8. Case functions and case government

About the Authors

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.

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Multi-Language Dictionaries
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies