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The most practical and concise bilingual Russian and English Dictionary. Contains 30,000 definitions for the 20,000 main entries.The choice of vocabulary in this dictionary is especially appropriate for students, tourists, and business people. The word list includes the words that are most often used in normal conversational speech.
The Writer's Market 2019 incorporates all the great information writers have come to expect for 98 years with new instruction articles and thousands of publishing opportunities. Writers will be able to use the book to find success getting published and paid for their writing.
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If you're logofascinated, you are literally spellbound by language.; This surprising compendium of 1,000 facts about words, language and etymology is here to inspire your curiosity and delight in discovery. In Word Drops, you can delve into a smattering of unexpected connections and weird juxtapositions, stumble upon a new or remarkable word, or learn of many a bizarre etymological quirk or tall tale.; - Did you know that the bowl made by cupping your hands together is called a gowpen?; - And speaking of bowls, the earliest known reference to bowling in English dates from 1555, when bowling alleys were banned by an Act of Parliament.; - And that ties in nicely with the fact that the English called the Germans 'Alleymen' during the First World War.; - But in Navajo, Germany is called Beesh Bich'ahii Bikeyah-or 'metal cap-wearer land'.; Word Drops is a language fact book unlike any other, its linguistic tidbits all falling together into one long interconnected chain just like the example above with each fact neatly 'dropping' into place beside the next.; What's more, throughout, footnotes are used to give some informative and intriguing background to some of the most bizarre facts, covering everything from traditional Inuit games to the origin of the Bellini cocktail, from the precise length of one 'jiffy' to what the Romans thought hoopoe birds ate, and from what to expect on a night out with Dr Johnson to Samuel Pepys's cure for a hangover. Want to know the longest palindrome in Morse code, or who The Great Masticator was? Curious to know what Norwegian steam is, or what a jaaaar is? The answers are all here.; For all of the logofascinated among us, this is an immensely pleasurable and unpredictable collection that is guaranteed to raise eyebrows (the literal meaning, incidentally, of supercilious).
How well do you know your words?; Buxom used to mean obedient; A cloud was a rock; Raunchy originally meant dirty; Brimming with hidden histories and tantalising twists, The Accidental Dictionary tells the extraordinary stories behind ordinary words.; Our everyday language is full of surprises; its origins are stranger than you might think. Any word might be knocked and buffeted, subjected to twists and turns, expansions and contractions, happy and unhappy accidents. There are intriguing tales behind even the most familiar terms, and they can say as much about the present as they do the past.; Busking, for instance, originally meant piracy. Grin meant to snarl. A bimbo was a man, nice meant ignorant, glamour was magic and a cupboard was a table...; Focusing on 100 surprising threads in the evolution of English, The Accidental Dictionary reveals the etymological origins and quirky developments that have led to the meanings we take for granted today. It is a weird and wonderful journey into words.; So, let's revel in its randomness and delight in its diversity - our dictionary is indeed accidental.
The ultimate gift for wordsmiths and lovers of language: a word for every day of the year; Open the Cabinet to leap back in time, learn about linguistic trivia, follow a curious thread or wonder at the web of connections in the English language.; 1 January quaaltagh (n.) the first person you meet on New Year's Day; 1 April dorbellist (n.) a fool, a dull-witted dolt; 12 May word-grubber (n.) someone who uses obscure or difficult words in everyday conversation; 25 September theic (adj.) an excessive drinker of tea; 24 December doniferous (adj.) carrying a gift; Paul Anthony Jones has unearthed a wealth of strange and forgotten words: illuminating some aspect of the day, or simply telling a cracking good yarn, each reveals a story. Written with a light touch that belies the depth of research it contains, this is both a fascinating compendium of etymology and a captivating historical miscellany. Dip into this beautiful book to be delighted and intrigued throughout the year.
NEW AND FULLY UPDATED IN 2019 The latest official Scrabble word list, endorsed by governing body WESPA for use in tournament and club play from 1st July 2019, contains all valid Scrabble words. Check which words you can play with this authority on Scrabble and settle any disputes with the official list from Collins. Based on Collins English Dictionary, this is the most comprehensive Scrabble word list ever, including World English from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, and USA brought together in a single list. With more than 279,000 permissible words, including inflected forms, this is the ideal training and adjudication tool for everyone playing Scrabble. Endorsed by Mattel and WESPA (the World English-Language Scrabble Players Association) this is the essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (TM) is a registered trademark of J. W, Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Speaking a few words to a person in his own language, improves relationships and builds friendships. The Basic English Afrikaans Xhosa Zulu Aid by Isabel Uys is aimed at people of all ages who wish to learn a few words or phrases in any of these four languages. This small format book will easily fit into a schoolbag, handbag or cubbyhole. The words are arranged under subjects for easy reference. The 500 photos of the actual objects are clear and colourful. This book should be very useful to adults, learners, teachers and also as a wonderful educational gift. With multilingualism becoming a necessity in South Africa, this guide is an essential addition to every household and library.
The pages of The Confession Album contain 100 questions. Your part is collecting the answers - whether from a loved one, or yourself - in the course of an evening, or over a lifetime. If you're answering for yourself, The Confession Album offers an opportunity to gain and share the solace of self-expression; a way to relay knowledge or impart wisdom; store a little data about what matters in the old-fashioned way, by putting pen to paper. If you're collecting someone else's answers - whether together in person or by inviting them to respond alone and share with you later - The Confession Album is above all an opportunity to bond. To lend your ears and give your love. The Confession Album might be used to mark a birthday or anniversary. As an activity to anchor a family trip or weekend with friends. At the very least, it beats a Greeting Card or social media quiz. At best, it creates a small but thoughtful legacy - recording thought, and hard-won wisdom, to advise and inspire. For Aspiring Writers, The Confession Album removes one more barrier to putting pen to paper. The Confession Album is designed to encourage you to make a start, to help writers find and refine their voice on the page.
A hilarious and definitive guide to 21st century language from grammar-guru Gyles Brandreth. 'Best thing ever, laugh-a-lot, spanning everything. Great book, I'm loving this' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 'Brilliant, clear, entertaining, very funny and often outright silly. Brandreth excels . . . in all his linguistic joie de vivre' Guardian __________ Why, like, does everyone keep saying 'like'? Why do apostrophe's keep turning up in the wrong place? Why do we get confused when using foreign phrases - and vice versa? Is it 'may be' or 'maybe'? Should it be 'past' or 'passed'? Is it 'referenda' or 'referendums'? FFS, what's happening to our language!? Our language is changing, literacy levels are dwindling and our grasp of grammar is at crisis point, so you wouldn't be alone in thinking WTF! But do not despair, Have You Eaten Grandma? is here: Gyles Brandreth's definitive (and hilarious) guide to punctuation, spelling, and good English for the twenty-first century. Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation) Gyles, the Just A Minute regular and self-confessed grammar guru, skewers the linguistic horrors of our time, tells us where we've been going wrong (and why), and reveals his tips and tricks to ensure that, in future, we make fewer (rather than 'less') mistakes. End of. (Is 'End of' alright? Is 'alright' all right? You'll find out right here . . . ) Why not give the gift of good grammar this Christmas? And why not check out the Have You Eaten Grandma? podcast, starring Gyles and a host of other grammar and linguisitic lovers and experts
`If you find the subject of food to be both vexing and transfixing, you'll love What She Ate' Elle Did you know that Eleanor Roosevelt dished up Eggs Mexican (a concoction of rice, fried eggs, and bananas) in the White House? Or that Helen Gurley Brown's commitment to `having it all' meant dining on supersized portions of diet gelatine? In the irresistible What She Ate, Laura Shapiro examines the plates, recipe books and shopping trolleys of six extraordinary women, from Dorothy Wordsworth to Eva Braun. Delving into diaries, newspaper articles, cook books and more, Shapiro casts a different light on the usual narratives of women's lives. Finding meaning in every morsel, and looking through the lens of their attitudes towards food, she masterfully reveals the love and rage, desire and denial, need and pleasure, behind six remarkable appetites.
This compact, presentable and best-selling dictionary is a fully up-to-date, comprehensive and clear compact dictionary that is the ideal reference aid for learners and speakers of Welsh. It contains over 20,000 headwords, and irregular forms of adjectives, verbs and plural nouns are included. In addition, there is an appendix of irregular Welsh verbs. Mae'r geiriadur gwerthiant uchel hwn yn glir, yn gryno, yn gyfoes ac yn gynhwysfawr. Mae'n ddelfrydol ar gyfer dysgwyr a Chymry Cymraeg. Ceir dros 20,000 o benawdau, yn cynnwys ffurfiau afreolaidd ansoddeiriau, berfau ac enwau lluosog ynghyd ag atodiad yn rhedeg y prif ferfau afreolaidd. D. Geraint Lewis is an award-winning author of numerous Welsh dictionaries and books of grammar. He has recently completed a Welsh Children's Thesaurus and is currently working on a collegiate dictionary for the Welsh Joint Education Committee. Other works include collections of Christmas Carols for children and a major volume of Folk songs. Prior to his retirement he was an Assistant Director of Education with responsibility for Cultural Services in the County of Ceredigion. Enillodd D. Geraint Lewis wobr Tir NaN'Og am Geiriadur Gomer i'r Ifanc. Ers hynny y mae wedi cyhoeddi nifer o eiriaduron a llyfrau gramadeg. Mae wedi cyhoeddi Thesawrws Plant yn ddiweddar ac yn gweithio ar eiriadur 6ed dosbarth i Gyd-bwyllgor Addysg Cymru. Ymhlith ei weithiau eraill ceir cyfrolau o garolau Nadolig i blant a chyfrol gynhwysfawr o ganeuon traddodiadol, Can Di Bennill. Cyn ymddeol, bu'n Gyfarwyddwr Addysg Cynorthwyol yn gyfrifol am Wasanaethau Diwylliannol yng Ngheredigion.
Het jy geweet dat as jy cappuccino drink, daar 'n aap in jou koffie is? Waarom staan 'n mens se strottehoof bekend as 'n adamsappel? Is die dahlia regtig na die Sweedse plantkundige Anders Dahl vernoem omdat die blomblare soos sy onversorgde baard en hare gelyk het? Dié vrae het almal met eponieme te make: woorde wat gevorm is op grond van mense of plekke se name. So is die dahlia, adamsappel en cappuccino eponieme. In Die Aap in jou koffie beantwoord die gewilde woordeboekmaker, Anton Prinsloo, ongeveer 2,000 van hierdie soort vrae. Die skrywer se besondere humorsin maak dit 'n andersoortige woordeboek – een wat 'n mens met 'n glimlag lees.
Hierdie omvattend herbewerkte uitgawe van die Stylboek wat in 2006 gepubliseer is, is ’n ideale naslaanbron vir almal wat in Afrikaans skryf. Dit is gerig op studente, akademici, redakteurs, joernaliste, resensente, redigeerders, taalpraktisyns en opvoeders. Skryfbeginsels word in die teks op eenvoudige en verstaanbare wys verduidelik en met talle voorbeelde toegelig. In die afdelings oor styl word verduidelik op watter wyse ’n teks oortuigend en aantreklik, duidelik en bondig aangebied kan word sodat effektief gekommunikeer kan word. Die gepaste toon vir verskillende kontekste, wat van formeel na informeel kan wissel, word uiteengesit en in ’n aparte hoofstuk word toeligtend oor die styl van wetenskaplike tekste geskryf. Twee toevoegings by die oorspronklike boek is ’n afdeling oor die styl van literere analises en resensies en ’n hoofstuk gewy aan “regte” en “verkeerde” taalgebruik.
Who hasn't dreamt of writing a bestseller? Illuminating the best-known works of 50 celebrated authors, writing coach Tony Rossiter shows you exactly how they achieved their phenomenal success. With an expert eye he explains how each author began writing, and examines their style, techniques and routine for insights into their art. Imitating the methods - rather than the content - of a favourite writer is an excellent apprenticeship for anyone who wants to master the craft of writing. And it's how many of the most successful authors began. If you want to write a bestseller, this guide will set you on the path to success.
The Accidental Memoir truly is for all: writers and non-writers, teachers and students, the perfect book for anyone seeking inspiration or imaginative ways to explore their own life story. The story of you. The Accidental Memoir takes you on a journey of self-discovery, from the origins of your family name and earliest memories, to what you'd invent and how you'd change the world. This beautifully illustrated book is filled with inventive and accessible writing prompts, as well as tips for anyone wanting to document their lives and explore their creativity. Want to flex your writing muscles, exorcise your demons, relive moments of magic, make sense of life, have fun and leave a lasting legacy? The Accidental Memoir will show you how. This innovative concept was developed as an Arts Council project to help people tap into their own lives. Working with diverse groups from refugees to the elderly and prisoners, it has been a resounding success in unearthing stories that otherwise may never have been told.
With over 6,500 fully illustrated words and phrases in Hindi and English, along with a free bilingual audio app, Hindi language learning has never been easier. Perfect for tourists and business travellers alike, DK's Hindi English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is your essential companion when buying food, talking about work, discussing health, and studying language. The dictionary is incredibly easy to follow, with thematically organized vocabulary so you can find closely related words on a particular topic. Words and phrases are illustrated with full-colour photographs and artworks, helping to fix new vocabulary in your mind. A comprehensive two-way index provides an instant reference point for new Hindi vocabulary. The supporting audio app enables you to hear over 6,500 words and phrases spoken out loud in both Hindi and English. Available on the App Store and Google Play, the audio app is easy to use and provides an intuitive reference for language learning, helping you learn, retain, and pronounce important vocabulary. The dictionary gives a pronunciation guide for every Hindi word, and you can use this alongside the app to perfect your pronunciation.
* TOLKIEN * Now a major motion picture * Acclaimed as `the best book about Tolkien', this award-winning biography explores J.R.R. Tolkien's wartime experiences and their impact on his life and his writing of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings. "To be caught in youth by 1914 was no less hideous an experience than in 1939 ... by 1918 all but one of my close friends were dead." So J.R.R. Tolkien responded to critics who saw The Lord of the Rings as a reaction to the Second World War. Tolkien and the Great War tells for the first time the full story of how he embarked on the creation of Middle-earth in his youth as the world around him was plunged into catastrophe. This biography reveals the horror and heroism that he experienced as a signals officer in the Battle of the Somme and introduces the circle of friends who spurred his mythology to life. It shows how, after two of these brilliant young men were killed, Tolkien pursued the dream they had all shared by launching his epic of good and evil. John Garth argues that the foundation of tragic experience in the First World War is the key to Middle-earth's enduring power. Tolkien used his mythic imagination not to escape from reality but to reflect and transform the cataclysm of his generatuion. While his contemporaries surrendered to disillusionment, he kept enchantment alive, reshaping an entire literary tradition into a form that resonates to this day. This is the first substantially new biography of Tolkien since 1977, meticulously researched and distilled from his personal wartime papers and a multitude of other sources.
The world's best-selling mini dictionary specially adapted for the Caribbean. This new edition is fully up-to-date, including the most popular new words to enter the English language. This unique dictionary has been compiled with constant reference to the Bank of English, ensuring the dictionary accurately reflects English as it is used today in a way that is most helpful to the dictionary user. The dictionary includes a Unique Survival Guide developed exclusively for Caribbean students, addressing key aspects in the CXC syllabus including errors commonly made in exams. It features tips on essay-writing, exams, grammar, letter & CV-writing and more, helping students write effectively with confidence. Additional features include entry words in colour for ease of use, detailed word histories and 'Word Tip' usage notes.
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