LANGUAGE IN INDIA Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow IN MAKING ENGLISH-MANIPURI DICTIONARY-THE SEMANTIC PROBLEMS

M Thirumalai, B Mallikarjun, Sam, B A Sharada, A R Fatihi, Lakhan, K Karunakaran, Marie Jennifer, Bayer, Sarbajit Leihaorambam, Singh, Manipuri Singh (+1 others)
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Giving semantic information is the most complicated task in lexicography. However, it is indispensable for any dictionary. The monolingual dictionary deals with definition whereas bilingual dictionary with translation. Hence bilingual lexicography has more complex semantic systems. The degree of complexity also depends upon the languages, which are involved in the dictionary. The job in hand aggravates if the source and the target languages are from different language families. Such problem is
more » ... s. Such problem is observed to be prominent in making English-Manipuri Dictionary. The paper is an attempt to give the semantic problems confronted in making English to Manipuri Dictionary for Manipuri speakers.
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