University of Hawaii Press, Jun 30, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 336 pages
The Okinawan-English Wordbook, written by the late Mitsugu Sakihara, historian and native speaker of the Naha dialect of Okinawa, is an all-new concise dictionary of the modern Okinawan language with definitions and explanations in English. The first substantive Okinawan-English lexicon in more than a century, it represents a much-needed addition to the library of reference materials on the language. The Wordbook opens to lay user and linguist alike an area heretofore accessible almost exclusively in Japanese works and adds to the general body of scholarship on various Ryukyuan languages and dialects by providing a succinct but comprehensive picture of modern colloquial Okinawan.
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Useful reference for an interesting languageUser Review - normmit - Overstock.com
The origin of the Japanese language is still disputed. Okinawan is its only certain relative although Korean and other languages have been proposed. This labor of love by a native linguist will be ... Read full review