First bilingual Vietnamese - Lao dictionary launched

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VietNam News English - 80 month(s) ago 42 readings

A bilingual Vietnamese-Lao dictionary would be published in the near future, said a representative of the Viet Nam Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) yesterday after meeting with representatives of the Embassy of Laos.


Compilation of the dictionary followed the rules of lexicography - the art of dictionary writing - and was implemented to settle linguistics issues which had yet to be precisely defined in any existing Vietnamese-Lao dictionary.

It took leading Vietnamese and Lao linguists four years to complete the project which aimed to not only give Vietnamese and Laos students a tool to learn each others' languages but also assist Laos linguists in their development of a Lao dictionary.

The bilingual dictionary will be officially published to create favourable conditions for co-operation in education and training as well as human resources development between the two countries. -- VNS

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