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Thread: Diccionario del español dominicano (Dominican Spanish Dictionary)

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    Default Diccionario del español dominicano (Dominican Spanish Dictionary)

    Considering that DR1 has a well visited forum dedicated to the Spanish language, particularly Dominican Spanish; there probably are many DR1ers that have their own copy of this dictionary and might be able to give their opinions of the strengths, the weaknesses, and possibly certain words or expressions that might have been left out. With almost 800 pages and thousands of words, its not likely that a word might have been forgotten by the authors, but its much more likely that new words or expressions might first reach the authors via this thread and might incorporate them in future editions.

    The dictionary focuses on words and expressions that are uniquely Dominican, whether they are local inventions or traditional Spanish (or borrowed from other languages) words that in Dominican Spanish have a completely different meaning than in 'mainstream' Spanish.


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    Now let's hope this will help the Dominicans with their grammar

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank recktenwald View Post
    Now let's hope this will help the Dominicans with their grammar
    At least the ones that are able to read....

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    A dictionary is unlikely to help anyone with faulty grammar: that is not the purpose of a dictionary. This dictionary seeks, according to what the Diario Libre article says, to
    give examples of words and phrases and their meanings that are unique to Spanish as spoken in the DR. Since I have not read this dictionary, I am unable to comment on how well it does its intended job.

    Nearly every Spanish speaking country has an affiliate of the Academia Real de la Lengua Española, and defining a changing language in their particular region is of the major purposes of these affiliates.

    The average Dominican is no more likely to own and use this dictionary regularly than the average American is liely to own and consult the OED regularly.

    If you do not understand what the OED is, you are a typical American, by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier_Onassis View Post
    If you do not understand what the OED is, you are a typical American, by the way.
    For those who are wondering, the OED is the Oxford English Dictionary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Profe_1 View Post
    For those who are wondering, the OED is the Oxford English Dictionary.
    Awww. you gave it away! You shoulda at least got them to Google it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier_Onassis View Post

    If you do not understand what the OED is, you are a typical American, by the way.
    I must be atypical.

    Who doesn't know what the OED and the DARE are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    Considering that DR1 has a well visited forum dedicated to the Spanish language, particularly Dominican Spanish; there probably are many DR1ers that have their own copy of this dictionary and might be able to give their opinions of the strengths, the weaknesses, and possibly certain words or expressions that might have been left out. With almost 800 pages and thousands of words, its not likely that a word might have been forgotten by the authors, but its much more likely that new words or expressions might first reach the authors via this thread and might incorporate them in future editions.

    The dictionary focuses on words and expressions that are uniquely Dominican, whether they are local inventions or traditional Spanish (or borrowed from other languages) words that in Dominican Spanish have a completely different meaning than in 'mainstream' Spanish.
    Am I the only DR1er with a copy, apart from you?
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    Who doesn't know what the OED and the DARE are?
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    I have had entire college classes in which nary a soul knew what OED was.
    Occasionally, I was asked to pronounce it.

    HS graduates sometimes surprise you with how little they know. I have also had classes in which no one could name the capital of Mexico or Canada.

    The really disappointment comes when someone asks "it this gonna be on the test?"
    So if you do know, pat yourself on the back. Only once, though.

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