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English-Punjabi Dictionary Now Online

by PARVESH SHARMA

 

 

Patiala, Punjab

The Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala - Dr Jaspal Singh - unveiled the first-of-its-kind "Online English-Punjabi Dictionary", prepared by the University's Department of Linguistics and Punjabi Lexicography, at a brief function in the syndicate room here in the University.

"This will help the university in its effort to reach out to the global community, and promote technical development of Punjabi language," said Dr. Jaspal Singh.

The Vice-Chancellor explained how the new dictionary will cater to the linguistic needs of Punjabis around the world in addition to facilitating a better understanding of the Punjabi language.

Some other seniors of the university also lauded it as another major step in the direction of providing a fillip to the multi-dimensional nursing and flourishing of Punjabi as a whole. The university had earlier launched a Punjabi website and prepared recordings of Punjabi folk dance forms in textual and audio-visual forms with the objective of preserving their pristine form.

Dr. Joga Singh, Head of the Department, said that the Dictionary could be accessed from the university website.

This dictionary contains around forty thousand head-words which include the vocabulary related to the new knowledge being produced in the fields of science and technology. The CD of this dictionary would be made available very soon and work is also in progress to put online the other dictionaries published by the Punjabi University.

Please CLICK here to use the Dictionary. Please note that you can punch in the words in English, which will then generate their Punjabi/ Gurmukhi versions.

 

[Courtesy: Times of India]

June 14, 2011

 

Conversation about this article

1: Roop Dhillon (Reigate, United Kingdom), June 14, 2011, 7:57 AM.

The original (hard copy) is a great dictionary. I have almost exclusively been using this for the last few years to check spelling and gender for writing my fiction.

2: Harinder (Mohali, Punjab), June 14, 2011, 11:55 PM.

Translate all the important books in the world to Punjabi and see Punjabi grow. Let there be a literary festival organized like the Punjabi musical nights. Individuals who have translated books from different languages to Punjabi and coined new words and framed new Punjabi grammar should be honoured in a glittering festival.

3: H.S. Vachoa (U.S.A.), June 26, 2011, 10:02 PM.

Harinder ji: You are absolutely right. This is immensely needed for the development of Punjabi. All philosophical and scientific literature needs to be in Punjabi as well.

4: Harbans Lal (Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.), August 27, 2011, 9:47 AM.

Dr. Jaspal Singh and his faculty are doing an excellent job. The dictionary is a big start. Just a suggestion: God should also be translated as Waheguru, in addition to 'bhagwan', etc.

5: Gurpartap Singh (Amritsar, Punjab), December 12, 2011, 7:41 AM.

We also need Punjabi-to-English dictionary online, please.

6: Gurdeep Singh (Punjab), September 14, 2012, 10:28 AM.

Good.

7: Bobby Bhatia (USA), November 12, 2012, 1:32 AM.

I am very pleased using this English-Punjabi dictionary online. Is it available on CD as well? I would like to purchase it if it is. I do not like it in book form.

8: Gagandeep (Canada), December 04, 2012, 11:02 AM.

Good dictionary.

9: Brinder Pal Singh Mavi (New Jersey, USA), February 08, 2014, 6:43 PM.

Please check the site -- while searching an English word translation to Punjabi, I don't find the Punjabi words but something else. Is there a problem? A solution?

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