Foreign Languages

(updated 6 April 2002)

Not just dictionaries of foreign languages, but information on them, as well.

Addictions & Life Page Drug Related Street Terms/Slang Words Very useful for writers--as well as parents, presumably.
Africa - Language/Linguistics From the folks att Stanford. 44 links to pages on African languages and linguistics; a few of the links I already have here, but most I don't.
Alternative/Slang Dictionary Nasty words and slang in other languages--keen!
Amerindian Words in English A list of First Peoples words that have made it into the English language.

* Babelfish One of the most useful of all sites, anywhere, this is Altavista's instant translation site. It will not only translate English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Russian to each other, but will also translate web sites (up to certain lengths). I've found it massively useful, and can't recommend it enough.
Bible in other languages It's not that I am particularly wedded to the Bible, but having it in another language can be useful.
CAP Glossary A glossary of the language used by American servicemen in Vietnam.
Capucine's Native Resources: Native Languages Links to a wide range of First Peoples language sites.
Central & Eastern European Languages 14 Central/Eastern European language basic phrase books.
NEW Dictionary of Slang "A dictionary of English slang and colloquialisms used in the United Kingdom."
English Dictionaries Japanese, German, Italian, Rasta, Slovene, Russian, Slovak, French, Chinese, Romanian, and Esperanto.
First People's Languages A links site for Native American languages.
Foreign Languages for Travelers Basic words and phrases, and some online translating dictionaries, to Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Latvian. Lithuanian, Malaysian, Mandarin, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish, and Zulu.
* Glossaries by Language A few dozen foreign language glossaries. Quite useful.
Glossary of Vietnam Terminology Words used by the 1st Bn 69th Armor in Vietnam.
Gruzovik's Global Glossaries Guide A translation link, and links to Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Lojban, Maori, Rasta, Norwegian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
* The Human Languages Page Links to pages on 175 languages. Yes, you read that correctly: 175. Everything from Frisian to Middle English to Klingon, including some languages I've never heard of, and I'm pretty well-read.
Japanese Writing Tutor An online tutorial for writing Katakana and Hiragana. Neato!
Language Links Links: "multi-language sites," "African languages and literature," "Asian Studies," "Classics," French, "Germanic Languages," "Hebrew and Semitic Studies," Italian, Portuguese, Quechua, "Scandinavian Studies," Slavic and Spanish.
* Languages: Human, Computer, Government A lengthy list of links on many different languages, including Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
* The LOGOS Dictionary An online translation machine; as you might expect, it has limited range so far, but is still better than most other sites out there.
* Martindale's Language & Translation Center A well-done multi-language translation site.
Military Glossary Fairly straightforward, but with some oddball terms in here nonetheless.
* Native American Language Resources on the Internet The best Web resource for First Peoples' languages.
Online Dictionaries Dictionaries to and from English from Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish.
Online Dictionaries and Translators A guide to various online translators and dictionaries.
* Research Institute for the Humanities - Reference Dictionaries, dictionaries, dictionaries--Chinese, English, French, German, Greek/Latin, other languages, history, philosophy, computer, and others. Dozens in all.
Scott DeLancey's Linguistics (and related) Links Web sites for linguistics and languages.
Thai Internet Education Project Various online resources for the Thai language.
XAI - Online Dictionaries and Glossaries A nice array of sites for various languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Estonian, French, Japanese, Russian, Swahili, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Computer Geek.
* Formerly the Web of On-line Dictionaries site, this site has links to a couple of hundred dictionaries of 140+ languages, as well as online translation.

Individual Languages

A Dictionary of the language of Coronation Street Interesting dictionary of Lancashire English.
English-Estonian Dictionary

Navajo Dictionary
Rap Dictionary
Rasta patois
Swahili - Internet Living Dictionary

Tibetan-English-Dictionary of Buddhist Teaching & Practice A useful dictionary on Buddhism, included here for its coverage of Tibetan/Buddhist terms.

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