Hessel Visser. Naro Dictionary: Naro?English, English?Naro

Herman M. Batibo

Abstract


Although this dictionary was not published by a well-established publishing
house, its quality and usefulness rival those of seasoned publishers in the field
of Khoesan studies, such as the dictionaries by Dickens (1994), Traill (1994) and
Haacke (2002). This fourth edition of Visser's Naro Dictionary is a medium-sized
dictionary of 240 pages, including 16 pages of appendices. The work is the
result of more than 10 years of lexical compilation which resulted in several
editions of the dictionary, each of which was an expanded version of the earlier
one. Thus, from a miniature version, it has grown into a sizeable high-quality
work, in spite of the compiler's modest observation in his introduction that it is
a mere "working document" and that it is still a "preliminary publication".

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5788/14-0-712

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