Friday, October 12, 2012

Colins gem M-E E-M dictionary (Eng Malay )

COLLINS GEM
MALAY ENGLISH ENGLISH MALAY DICTIONARY
EJAAAN BARU



This is my first ever Malay dictionary  bought from Collins in UK directly on early 90s  via lewtter As as fan of books  i know the company and  these dictionaries  from miid80s  as for that time i have bought the Greek version which is very handy and very practical due to its  small size  7 x 10 cm

There is also a very funny case that i took with me on our trip to Bali on Sep 2000  Our host fir touring Bali was quite surprised looking at this ! (not even that i knew his main language  )

Now bavk to the dictionary . In contrast  to the greek version , this book uses bot only the ejaan baru (new speling )but shows also the use of vowels , the changes in consonant letters , the prefixes and suffixes again in the new system

The next  chapter shows some grammatical information again with all pre- and suffixes  and their meaning , the numerals ( sowing : orang , ekor , buah , biji , batang, helai , keping ), the numbers (by some way i always forget the sebelas  as the 10 ), the ordinals ( 1/5th etc ) , the Arabic month s, weights, times , Malays states ,




Instead  of   describing  the dictionary entries  i will show you with pictures :

The Malays English part is shown this way: There are 288 pages



The English  Malay part is shown this way . This part is included n pages 290 -614





IN any way  this book  was very helpful  for those older times and is more than enough  for the traveler


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