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Here you will find dictionaries in twenty minority languages:
Albanian - Gjuha Shqipe
Amharic - አማርኛ
Arabic - العربية, Al-ʿarabīyah
Azerbaijan - Azərbaycanca
Bosnian - Bosnian
English - English
Finnish - Suomi
Greek - Ελληνικά
Croatian - Hhvatski
Northern Kurdish - كوردی (also known as Kurdî)
Pashto - پښتو
Persian - فارسی (also known as Farsi)
Russian - Русский язык
Serbian - Српски, Srpski
Somali - by Soomaali
Spanish - Español
Southern Kurdish - كوردی (also known as Kurdî)
Tigrinska - ትግርኛ, Tigriññā
Turkish - Türkçe
What does the dictionary contain?
In addition to the dictionary itself, the dictionary contains information about pronunciation, word inflection, word class and translation. Most often, there are also grammar comments, glossaries, style comments, factual information, grammatical constructions and language examples.
The reference form normally consists of a single word but can also be a longer expression, especially in compound verbs (eg likes) and social words (eg general legal aid). Keywords consisting of compositions are divided by dashes. This marking is primarily intended to shorten the inflectional indication of the word and should not be seen as a fully completed division into compositional terms. The search words can be followed by an alternative form that usually has the same pronunciation but a different spelling, e.g. shawl or shawl. Note that pronunciation and inflection apply to the keyword rather than the alternative form.
Lexin was originally developed for use in immigrant education, ie. of people who are going to learn Swedish. This means that pronunciation statements are only available for Swedish words.
Long sound is denoted by colon immediately after the long sound, e.g. scale [²sk'al: a] and scale [²sk'a: la]
As for the vowels, the colon will also denote quality, e.g. mat [ma: t] and matt [mat:]
Only grave accents are set. It is marked with a raised second in front of the word (see the examples under Length above). Grave accent is found in e.g. the cage (for carrying) while an acute accent is found in the cage (for cages).
Main pressure is marked by an apostrophe in front of the vowel in the stressed syllable, e.g. ABF [a: be: 'ef] and ide [²'i: de]. Monosyllabic words do not get such a pressure mark except in expressions with verbs + particle and reflexive verbs that are written together, e.g. looks at [tit: arp'å:] and gives himself [j'ersej]. Bit pressure in compositions can be read from the length marking. The last extended sound gets bit pressure, e.g. cast [²'u: tsla: gsrös: t].
No special symbols are used for [tj], [sj] and [ng], e.g. twenty [²tj'u: ge] and [²sj'ung: a]. The supradental found in some dialects is marked with an underscore under the two segments, e.g. table [bo: r_d], child [ba: r_n], fort [for_t:] and thirst [tör_s: t].
The different vocal sounds are shown in the examples:
[a:] - sa [sa:], sal [sa: l]
[a] - hall [ha: l], sagt [sak: t], bankomat [bangkom'a: t]
[e:] - be [be:], vet [ve: t]
[e] - pass [pass'å:], vett [vet:], fäll [fel:]
[i:] - bi [bi:], sil [si: l]
[i] - sill [sil:], idÈ [id'e:]
[o:] - sol [so: l], ro [ro:]
[o] - rott [rot:], ost [os: t], motiv [mot'i: v]
[u:] - bu [bu:], lus [lu: s]
[u] - buss [bus:], mustache [must'a: sj]
[y:] - by [by:], syl [sy: l]
[y] - synonym [synonym], syll [syl:]
[å:] - gå [gå:], gås [gå: s]
[å] - gosse [²g'ås: e], gåt [gåt:], ombudsman [²'åm: bu: dsman:]
[ä:] - fä [fä:], seal [sä: l], bear [bä: r]
[ä] - märr [mär:], herre [²h'är: e]
[ö:] - snö [snö:], söt [sö: t], snör [snö: r]
[ö] - lice [loose:], first [for_s: t], distribute [for_d'e: la]
Diphthongs are marked with an underscore between the two vowel signs, e.g. automaton [a_otom'a: t]
The inflectional forms of inflected words are printed in their entirety. An exception is such compositions where the joints are separated by a vertical line - in such cases only the curvature of the suffix is reproduced, e.g. karens | time -time. Words within normally inflected word classes that for some reason lack inflection are marked with inflexible.