Word Search
Word Index
Part-of-Speech Index
Word Detail
Sindhi Keyboard and Font
About Sindhi English Dictionary

Word Search

      A Sindhi word in the dictionary could be searched by providing either Sindhi script or English Transliteration in the text box.


 
Figure 1: Search word in Sindhi script


    In order to look up a word in Sindhi script, write Sindhi word in the textbox, select the “Sindhi Word” option and click Search button, as shown in Figure-1. A Sindhi word can also be typed by using an On-Screen Keyboard available on the site. 

     In order to search a word based on its English Transliteration, write the equivalent Transliteration of the Sindhi word in the textbox, select ‘English Transliteration’ option and click Search button, as shown in Figure-2. Guide on English Transliteration can be found at  http://www.linguistics.uiuc.edu/sindhi/script


 
Figure 2: Search word based on English Transliteration


      For search results, the dictionary shows full entry of the word found. The result against each entry gives a brief meaning, English transliteration and part-of-speech. In case where the look up word matches more than one word in the dictionary, the search-results will present a list of matched words. For example, a search for word “ٿڪ” will generates two results as shown in Figure-3 below.


 
Figure 3: Search results showing multiple matches


      In case the searched word is not present in the dictionary, it displays a message that given word is not found. 
 

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Word Index

     The Word Index feature can be accessed from home page or menu link. It provides a complete list of words starting from a specific Sindhi letter. For example, the letter ‘خ’ will display list of words as shown in Figure-4 below. By clicking on any word, complete details against a word can be viewed.



Figure 4: Word index
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Part-of-Speech Index

     The Part-of-Speech (POS) Word Index feature can be accessed from menu link. It provides complete list of words with specific POS. For example, the POS ‘Adverb’ will display all words that are Adverb, as shown in Figure-5 below. By clicking on any word, complete details against a word can be viewed.


 
Figure 5: POS word index feature
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Word Details

     Each entry in the dictionary starts with orthographic form of Sindhi word in Sindhi script. English Transliteration against each Sindhi word is also provided within parentheses. For example, format for a sample headword entry is mentioned below:
(varzasha) وَرزَشَ

     In addition, different variant forms of a word are shown with their English Transliteration. Synonyms, Antonyms and Idioms for a word are listed with their equilient English transliteration. Each entry also provides all parts-of-speech under which grammatical features, inflected forms and meanings are given.

A sample word entry is given in Figure-6 below:


 
Figure 6: Sample word entry


      For further details on Sindhi alphabet, Sindhi Transliteration and Pronunciation please refer to the following link.
http://www.linguistics.uiuc.edu/sindhi/script

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Sindhi Keyboard and Font

      An On-Screen Sindhi Keyboard is provided for typing words in Sindhi script. To use the keyboard, click on the ‘Sindhi Keyboard’ image available on the main page, as shown in Figure-7 below.


 
Figure 7: Sindhi Keyboard


      Sindhi script can be directly typed through computer keyboard if Sindhi language and Sindhi locale is installed on the machine.

      If you feel difficulties in reading Sindhi script, you should install Majid Bhurgri's "MB Lateefi" font. You can download it by following the link. http://www.geocities.com/majidbhurgri/fonts.htm

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About Sindhi English Dictionary

      The Sindhi English Dictionary comprises of more than 2,000 words taken from Mewaram Parmanand’s Sindhi-English Dictionary (1866-1938, non-copyrighted), which presents Sindhi words in the Sindhi-Arabic script. The word structure for each Sindhi entry consists of variants, synonyms, antonym, part of speech, inflections, grammatical features and English senses. The digital dictionary for Sindhi addresses research and pedagogical needs related to the Sindhi language. It can be used as a basic reference for scholars and students who want to access Sindhi literature on the web.

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