The three-volume set of materials describes and presents the results to date of a federally-funded project to develop Pashto-English and English-Pashto dictionaries. The goal was to produce a list of 12,000 basic Pashto words for English-speaking users. Words were selected based on frequency in various kinds of oral and written materials, and were to be accompanied by grammatical and other information needed for use in sentences. The 3-year project at Peshawar University (Pakistan) involved development of a million-word corpus and frequency lists derived from it. The final report includes: (1) a description of the project and its progress over 3.5 years; (2) information on compilation and structure of the textbase and frequency lists; (3) detailed description of the dictionary entries, orthography and pronunciation of the Pashto alphabet, dictionary abbreviations, and Pashto grammar; (4) Pashto-to-English dictionary samples in working draft, two-column format, and WordPerfect band format; (5) English-to-Pashto dictionary samples in working draft and two-column formats; and (6) two computer-generated and coded frequency lists, in separate volumes. (MSE)
1 - Available on microfiche
Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.