Introduction

 

In the ꞌBëlï language there are several different types of words:  nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, demonstratives, connectors, and others.  This dictionary lists many words and tells what kind of word it is.  It also gives the meaning of each word in English.  Each word is listed according to the order of the alphabet letters so that it is easier to find the words.  This book also shows how each word should be spelled.  The lessons of the Reading and Writing ꞌBëlï Book 2 and the ꞌBëlï Grammar Book should be learned and used along with this dictionary.

 

It is especially important for those writing books and translating Scripture to refer to this book when checking the spelling of words.  If all writers spell the way that words are written in this dictionary, it will be easier for readers to recognize each word when they read them.   Any words in this book that are not spelled correctly or have the wrong English meaning should be marked in pencil.  The correct spelling or meaning should then be told to the compilers so that they can make corrections for the next printing.

 

Contact Address:
ꞌBëlï Translation and Literacy Project
c/o SIL-South Sudan
P.O. Box 64
Juba
South Sudan