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  • Oxford English Dictionary has a new last word

    “It’s the last word in the dictionary and it’s fun to say and it’s fun to spell,” she told the Post Ledger...

    She was speaking of “Zyzzyva,” an odd little word that often appeared as the final entry in many English dictionaries...

  • Two Xinjiang varsities to teach Urdu, Farsi

    BEIJING: Two universities in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will add Urdu and Farsi (Persian) to their undergraduate curriculum...

    The Shihezi University and Xinjiang Normal University based in Urumqi are setting up Urdu and Farsi departments, respectively, and will start enrolling students nationwide this summer, according to a Shihezi University press release issued on Monday...

  • Two universities in China to offer Urdu, Farsi classes

    Two universities in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will add Urdu and Farsi (Persian) to their undergraduate curriculum...

    Shihezi University and Xinjiang Normal University based in Urumqi are setting up Urdu and Farsi departments, respectively, and start enrolling students nationwide this summer, according to a Shihezi University press release on Monday...

  • Decolonising English language poetry

    The process of nativisation of English language writing in India had started even before the Partition through writers and poets like Raja Rao, Sarojini Naidu and Tagore and that continued after the creation of new states...

    It was a more complicated task in poetry as compared to fiction as it entailed a more complex thought process and writing technique...

  • Iqbal’s poetry unifies Pakistan and India at border

    SIALKOT: Poetry of Allama Iqbal has become a unification point on the border posts of Pakistan and India at Sucheetgarh at the Sialkot Working Boundary...

    The Rangers of Pakistan and the Border Security Force (BSF) of India hardly see eye to eye with each other on any issue, given the rivalry and frequent tension on the border but their small posts, however, present a unique picture as the lines of two of famous poems of Iqbal have...

  • Ahsan Iqbal invites English team for cricket series

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has formally invited English cricket team to visit Pakistan to play a cricket series after the successful completion of the tour of West Indies and holding of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in Karachi...

    According to an official handout, Mr Iqbal informed the high commissioner of the improved security situation in the country and the government’s efforts to eradicate terrorism and...

  • The new Scrabble dictionary is freaking out traditionalists

    Do these words sound “ridic” (8 points, ridiculous)? Collins, which publishes the official dictionary for the World English-Language Scrabble Players Association, doesn’t think so...

    You probably wouldn’t find them in a high school English essay, let alone the Oxford English Dictionary...

  • Multivolume Urdu dictionary set to go online

    KARACHI: When a few years back, research work on the 22-volume Urdu dictionary came to a successful end and its last volume was unveiled, officials of the Urdu Dictionary Board, despite the celebratory atmosphere, knew that the job was not yet finished, as the world of words is an infinite one and so is the scope of technological developments...

    Keeping in view the modern global trends in education, the board earlier this year...

  • Work starts on third Hindko dictionary

    PESHAWAR: The newly launched Gandhara Hindko Academy has initiated work on the third Hindko dictionary along with several other books and publications...

    Ms Tahir said that the academy would also publish a book on archaeological sites of Hazara titled “Hazarey Dey Aasaar-i-Qadeema” by Prof Bashir Ahmad Soz, “Phulan Dee Satt” by Prof Nasir Daud of Hazara and a book of Hindko poetry, “Sochaan Dee Mundri” by Prof Yahya Khalid of the...

  • Balochi dictionary launched

    QUETTA: The first comprehensive Balochi dictionary was launched here on Sunday...

    The Chief Editor of the dictionary is renowned author Mir Jan Mohammad Dashti, a former chairman of the Balochi Academy...

  • Data Science Lab in Pakistan makes Urdu-Hindi Dictionary

    Most people resort to writing in Urdu by using the English script, which is also known as writing in Roman Urdu...

    The Data Science Lab (DSL) at Lahore’s Information Technology University has made an application called the Urdu-Hindi Dictionary which can help overcome this language barrier and offers a powerful custom search that will enable you to find the translation of any word in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi or English...

  • ‘Misinformation’ chosen as word of the year by Dictionary.com

    NEW YORK: Misinformation, as opposed to disinformation, was chosen on Monday as Dictionary...

    Jane Solomon, a linguist-in-residence at Dictionary, said in a recent interview that her site’s choice of “mis” over “dis” was deliberate, intended to serve as a “call to action” to be vigilant in the battle against fake news, flat earthers and anti-vaxxers, among other conduits...

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