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Title: Compiling the first Maltese-to-Maltese thematic thesaurus
Authors: Ellul, Dwayne
Keywords: Maltese language
Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Ellul, D. (2018). Compiling the first Maltese-to-Maltese thematic thesaurus. THINK Magazine, 22, 15.
Abstract: Think of a chubby guy you know. It’s been awhile since I read J.K. Rowling’s books but the image of Harry Potter’s Uncle, Vernon Dursley, just popped into my mind. OK. Now how would you describe him in Maltese? Would you use imbaċċaċ or qawwi? Would you choose kbir, tqil, goff or matnazz? Or maybe you’re given to more flowery language and would instead go for qisu l-vara l-kbira, donnu katuba or qisu ħanżir imsemmen? If these nine expressions all happen to have a place in your vocabulary, then you’re on the right track. Before I started my research, I didn’t know there were at least 37 alternatives you could consider before reverting to the default oħxon!
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