FERHENGA BIRŪSKĪ - Kurmanji-English Dictionary - Volume Two: M-Z

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Transnational Press London, Jan 29, 2020 - Foreign Language Study - 460 pages
Ferhenga Biruski Dictionary Volume 2 - M-Z; Ferhenga Biruski is the go-to dictionary for Kurmanji a dialect of Kurdish spoken originally in parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey while also being common among a large diaspora of Kurds in Europe, North America and elsewhere. This comprehensive Kurmanji-English dictionary is prepared in two volumes by Michael L. Chyet, a renowned linguist with extensive knowledge of the major dialects of Kurdish. This dictionary is an essential reference source for linguists and others interested in Kurdish language and people.“The second edition of my Kurmanji-English dictionary, which I would like to call “Ferhenga Birūskī” to honor the memory of my beloved friend and colleague Birūsk Tugan, contains considerably more entries, and in many cases offers fuller information on earlier entries. In addition, I have found and corrected several typographical errors. Moreover, it is to be accompanied by a companion English to Kurdish volume. […] It is my goal to accurately reflect the language as it exists today.”
 

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
18
Section 3
54
Section 4
56
Section 5
126
Section 6
128
Section 7
131
Section 8
133
Section 10
160
Section 11
176
Section 12
367
Section 13
375
Section 14
388
Section 15
398
Section 16
432
Copyright

Section 9
145

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2020)

Dr Michael L Chyet serves as a specialist for the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on books and other written materials in Middle Eastern languages, including Kurdish, Persian, Turkish, Arabic, and Syriac. He has particular expertise as a linguist, folklorist and teacher of the Kurdish dialects of Kurmanji and Sorani. The first edition of this Kurmanji-English dictionary was published in in 2003 by Yale University Press and this is the expanded second edition. Michael now works on Kurmanji and Sorani textbooks as well as numerous other language research projects.

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