Wilfrid H.G. Haacke and Eliphas Eiseb. Khoekhoegowab-English / English-Khoekhoegowab Glossary / Mfdi Saogub

J.W. Snyman

Abstract


The publication of the two-way Khoekhoegowab-English / English-Khoekhoegowab
Glossary by Prof. Wilfrid H.G. Haacke and Pastor Eliphas Eiseb is a most welorne
contribution to the lexicographical literature of Namibia. This glossary,
~hich is an extract from the more extensive Khoekhoegowab Dictionary (forthcoming)
by the same authors, contains more than 4 300 Khoekhoegowab
entries. Apart from reviewing the glossary, the following comments also comply
with Prof. Haacke's request (p. v) to supply him with "anything useful for a
future edition". The glossary has as its predecessors J. Olpp's Nama-Deutches
Worterbuch (Eberfeld, 1888), J.C. Kronlein's Wortschatz der Khoi-khoin (Berlin,
1889) and F. Rust's Deutsch-Nama Worterbuch (Windhoek, 1960). Although the
glossary is not solely intended for educational purposes, it is bound to have a
significant impact on the teaching and development of Khoekhoegowab in
Namibia.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5788/10-0-905

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