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Dictionary Lesson

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Byron Ware

on 1 February 2018

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What is a Dictionary
History of the Dictionary
The first know dictionary was a early non-alphabetical made of 8,000 words named Elementarie, created by Richard Mulcaster in 1582

In 1604 Robert Cawdrey a School teacher made the first purely English Dictionary, it was in alphabetical order

Published on 15 April 1755, written by Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English language, sometimes called the Johnson's Dictionary, and it is among the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language.
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Dictionary Lesson
By: Stuart Sword, Byron Ware

Dictionary Facts
It takes a lot of work to make a new word
The first English dictionaries only included difficult words
Noah Webster learned 26 languages to write his dictionary
It took almost 50 years to create The Oxford English Dictionary
Sometimes fake words make their way into the Dictionary
A book or electronic resource that that list the words of a language in alphabetical order, gives their meaning, provides information about pronunciation, origin, and usage
Pronunciation:The act or result of producing the sounds of speech

Etymology:The derivation of a word

Syllabification:To form or divide words into syllables

Parts Of Speech:Classifications of words according to their relations to each other

Subjects Labels:Classifications of words definition based of of their subject
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