Wolf Leslau, English-Amharic Context Dictionary, Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 1973 ISBN 3 447 01482 2

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Wolf Leslau has left a rich legacy by composing an Amharic-English dictionary by using groundedand context specific translation of words and finding meanings by covering almost every possibleword until the period of the early 1970s. It is to be expected that over the last forty years theAmharic and English words have been growing. Amharic is indeed growing fast, and one wondersif Wolf Laslau or some one of his calibre, stamina and rich knowledge were to update this already1000 pages tome of contextualised dictionary by including the additional ways of expressions andwords. One wonders how many more pages would be needed to cover the last forty years of thedevelopment of the Amharic language. Surely, it cannot be a few hundreds