JAMAICASAURUS: THE JAMAICAN THESAURUS & ENGLISH-TO-PATOIS DICTIONARY - COMMON SPELLINGS VERSION.

Jamaica: Jamaicasaurus Digital Publishing, 2016. First edition. Paperback. 218p., wrps. New. Item #195318

This book functions as both a translation dictionary and a thesaurus. With over 3,800 entries and 14,000 translations and synonyms, it is the first translation dictionary to go from English to Jamaican Creole (Patois) and also the first book to function as a Jamaican thesaurus. The Jamaicasaurus thus serves not only foreigners but also native speakers searching for alternate words and expressions, recent slang, and old terms from the past. To use this book as a thesaurus, simply look up the English equivalent of the Jamaican word or phrase you have in mind to see the various Jamaican synonyms listed. The appendix at the back of the book additionally features lists of Jamaican expletives and exclamations, from mild to vulgar; odd curiosities; and the local Jamaican names for 278 important species of plants and trees used in Jamaica for food, medicine, and cultural purposes (listed by scientific name first).

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