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The Academy of Sciences promotes 2 dictionaries of the Albanian language

  • 4/21/2021 1:14 PM
The Academy of Sciences promotes 2 dictionaries of the Albanian language

The Academy of Sciences promoted two dictionaries for the Albanian language. The head of this institution, Skënder Gjinushi, describes these important works for the corpus of dictionaries of the Albanian language.
"This dictionary has been worked on for more than ten years. It is the first dictionary that will help the younger generations, including all the developments that have taken place. Whereas, the Dictionary of Aleksandër Xhuvani became possible to be published after a long time ", says the head of the Academy of Sciences, Skënder Gjinushi.

Academician Jani Thomai emphasizes that the dictionary compiled by him in collaboration with other linguists is especially important for students
"This dictionary has an orientation for high school students even in the pre-university years," says Thomai.

Academician Valter Memisha talks about the importance of publishing the complete Dictionary of Aleksandër Xhuvani.

"The work was done completely from scratch. Everything that Professor Xhuvani had left us as a legacy has found itself in this work", says Memisha.

Thomai and Memisha also talk about the work that is being done to compile the large Dictionary of the Albanian Language.
"The large dictionary will include about 35 people, and will include all dictionaries that have been made for the Albanian language. Albanian language uses medium type dictionaries, but Albanian requires a large vocabulary for communication needs. Writers, journalists and politicians want such a dictionary, where they can find the great meaning of words. Because Albanian is very open to other words", said Memisha.

"It will include many institutions, and it will also be a nationwide dictionary, for the subject it reflects", says Thomai, who has been selected to be the editor-in-chief of the Great Dictionary of Albanian.

The Great Dictionary of the Albanian language is thought to be in circulation in December 2023. 

/Klara Ruci/