Esperanto in dictionaries
|From:||Muke Tever <alrivera@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 25, 2001, 0:07|
From: "Daniel44" <Daniel44@...>
> 'All dictionaries list Esperanto and most list Volapuk...'
> I have great difficulty finding any reference to these languages in most
> general dictionaries.
FWIW, my AHD3 (a general dictionary if any could be so called) has entries for
both Esperanto "an artifical international language invented in 1887,
characterized by a vocabulary based on word roots common to many European
languages, a single, unvarying ending for each principal part of speech, and a
regularized system of conjugation and inflection" and Volapük "an international
language invented in 1879".
Completely off the point, my handheld Frances-Español dictionary [vox, 1971] has
[Español->Frances] "esperanto m. Espéranto." and [Frances->Español] "espéranto
m. Esperanto." There's no end to the usefulness of this little book with gems
of entries like that. ;)