Download Alternate Names of Places: A Worldwide Dictionary by Adrian Room PDF

By Adrian Room

This new form of geographical dictionary lists prior and current trade names of greater than 7,000 areas. It focuses really on placenames with reliable or semiofficial prestige instead of nicknames or colloquial abbreviations. exchange placenames are very important for ancient and geographical purposes, and even though they predominate in nations that experience passed through wars and invasions, such trade names can both good consequence from political or administrative adjustments. as well as the genuine info regarding each one access, the dictionary additionally reviews on names and their origins the place applicable. Appendices concentrate on placenames in non-English languages and on locations which were renamed in fictional works.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alternate Names of Places: A Worldwide Dictionary PDF

Similar dictionaries books

A Practical Dictionary of German Usage

This publication is basically an increased and up to date model of the vintage "Dictionary of German Synonyms" by way of B. ok. Farrell, one in all my all-time favourite language books. The books percentage a few amazing similarities and i'm incorporating my evaluate of that ebook during this review.

Recently in my German dialog classification I remarked whatever to the impression that each time I make a presentation to a wide workforce i'm grateful that "am mindestens ist es auf Englisch" that's, "at least it truly is in English," my local tongue. My teacher, a local speaker of German, instinctively corrected my use of the time period "am mindestens," announcing that I must have stated "am wenigstens ist es auf Englisch," but if requested, she learned that even supposing she was once certain "am wenigstens" will be right, she could not relatively clarify why.

I evidently became my previous trustworthy "Dictonary of German Synonyms", one among my favourite language books, for rationalization. the excellence is outwardly that "am mindestens" can be used essentially with detailed numerical quantities, akin to for instance "I drank a minimum of 2 liters of Gluhwein final evening. " I say "apparently" as the rationalization in Farrell's booklet is absolutely a piece cryptic.

Much extra transparent is the more moderen and bigger (and dearer) "A useful Dictionary of German utilization" through ok. B. Beaton. the 2 books are super related. Farrell used to be a Professor of German on the college of Sydney and his e-book was once released by way of Cambridge collage Press. Beaton used to be a Senior Lecturer in German reports on the collage of Sydney and his ebook is released by means of Oxford collage Press. Why the college of Sydney will be the heart of English language learn in German synonyms is a interest, but when now not Sydney, Australia, the place should still they be studied?

Beaton recognizes Farrell's pioneering paintings within the box yet truly believes it was once already outdated through the Nineteen Sixties. if you happen to can in basic terms have enough money one booklet, i guess i might suggest the costlier Beaton, yet regardless of the similarities I nonetheless locate Farrell's older paintings extra readable. If not anything else, Farrell's publication is much less unwieldy and more straightforward to learn for pleasure.

Dictionary of American Slang

We know language alterations quickly, yet to keep on with alongside calls for an historic view. Chapman's Dictionary of yankee Slang, Fourth variation, offers simply what's had to hint the language of at the present time again to its American roots. And make no mistake––this is a dictionary that's simply American, where the place you could hint the advance of the yank language, in it truly is hugely casual layout often called "slang.

Greatest Inspirational Quotes: 365 days to more Happiness, Success, and Motivation

Dr. Joe Tichio, writer of Greatest-Inpsirational-Quotes. com, stocks a rare number of his favourite and so much inspirational fees from around the globe and all through heritage. The knowledge on those pages will empower and inspire you to dwell your lifestyles to the fullest. begin every day with a strong dose of knowledge and thought as you're guided to do so, conquer worry, develop your vanity, create luck, get pleasure from lifestyles, declare your internal power, and make your desires come actual.

A Dictionary of Research Methodology and Statistics in Applied Linguistics

‘A dictionary of study method and information in utilized linguistics’ is a reference consultant which deals an authoritative and entire assessment of key words and ideas within the components of analysis and facts as matters the sector of utilized linguistics. the amount is meant as a source to delineate the that means and use of varied recommendations, ways, tools, designs, concepts, instruments, kinds, and methods of utilized linguistics learn in an efficient and available sort.

Additional resources for Alternate Names of Places: A Worldwide Dictionary

Sample text

Bielsk Podlaski (town, northeastern Poland) : 1807–1915 Russian Belsk Bienne see Biel Bierry-les-Belles-Fontaines (village, north central France) : 1738–1882 Anstrude Bierutów (town, southwestern Poland) : to 1945 German Bernstadt Big Boiling Springs see Russellville Big Bull Falls see Wausau Big Glades see Wise Bigheart see Barnsdall Bight of Biafra see Biafra, Bight of Big Lick see Roanoke Big St. 1958 French Fort-Trinquet Birnbaum see Middzychód Birobidzhan (city, southeastern Russia) : to 1928 Tikhon’kaya Birr (town, central Ireland) : Irish Biorra; formerly English Parsonstown Bnr as-Saba‘ see Beersheba Biruintsa see ßtefan VodQ Biryuch see 1Krasnogvardeyskoye Biryusinsk (town, eastern Russia) : to 1987 Suyetikha Bir±ai (town, northern Lithuania) : (Russian Birzhay); to 1918 Russian Birzhi Birzhay see Bir±ai Birzhi see Bir±ai Birzula see Kotovs’k Bisanthe see Tekirda˘g Biscari see Acate Biscay, Bay of (western France/northern Spain) : French Golfe de Gascogne; Spanish Golfo de Björneborg Vizcaya; Roman Mare Cantabricum (English prefers to name the bay for the Spanish province of Vizcaya; French for the French province of Gascony.

The Roman name relates to the modern Spanish province of Cantabria. ) Bischoflack see ¶kofja Loka Bischofsburg see Biskupice Bischofstal see Ujazd Bischofstein see Bisztynek Bischofteinitz see Hor§ovskï Tï n Bisert (town, west central Russia) : to 1942 Bisertsky Zavod Bisertsky Zavod see Bisert Bishkek (city, northern Kyrgyzstan) : 1926– 1991 Russian Frunze; 1862–1926 Russian Pishpek Bishopston (village, southern Wales) : Welsh Llandeilo Ferwallt Biskupice (town, southeastern Poland) : to 1945 German Bischofsburg Biskupiec (town, northeastern Poland) : to 1945 German Bischofswerder Bismarck (city, North Dakota, northern United States) : to 1873 Camp Hancock; earlier Camp Greeley; originally Crossing on the Missouri Bismarckburg see Kasanga Bistri´a (city, north central Romania) : 1940– 1944 Hungarian Beszterce; to 1867 German Bistritz Bistritz see Bistri´a Bisztynek (town, northeastern Poland) : to 1945 German Bischofstein Bitola (city, southern Macedonia) : to 1913 Turkish Monastir Bitonto (town, southeastern Italy) : Roman Butuntum Bitterne (village, southern England) : Roman Clausentum (The Roman name has also been applied to the village of Wickham, 6 miles to the west, but the coastal site, with its historic naval base, is the traditional one.

The Roman name relates to the modern Spanish province of Cantabria. ) Bischoflack see ¶kofja Loka Bischofsburg see Biskupice Bischofstal see Ujazd Bischofstein see Bisztynek Bischofteinitz see Hor§ovskï Tï n Bisert (town, west central Russia) : to 1942 Bisertsky Zavod Bisertsky Zavod see Bisert Bishkek (city, northern Kyrgyzstan) : 1926– 1991 Russian Frunze; 1862–1926 Russian Pishpek Bishopston (village, southern Wales) : Welsh Llandeilo Ferwallt Biskupice (town, southeastern Poland) : to 1945 German Bischofsburg Biskupiec (town, northeastern Poland) : to 1945 German Bischofswerder Bismarck (city, North Dakota, northern United States) : to 1873 Camp Hancock; earlier Camp Greeley; originally Crossing on the Missouri Bismarckburg see Kasanga Bistri´a (city, north central Romania) : 1940– 1944 Hungarian Beszterce; to 1867 German Bistritz Bistritz see Bistri´a Bisztynek (town, northeastern Poland) : to 1945 German Bischofstein Bitola (city, southern Macedonia) : to 1913 Turkish Monastir Bitonto (town, southeastern Italy) : Roman Butuntum Bitterne (village, southern England) : Roman Clausentum (The Roman name has also been applied to the village of Wickham, 6 miles to the west, but the coastal site, with its historic naval base, is the traditional one.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.50 of 5 – based on 38 votes