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A Sinhalese-English Dictionary

Rev. Charles Carter, Asian Educational Services, 2001, Reprint, x, 806 p, ISBN : 8120611748, $65.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

A Sinhalese-English Dictionary/Rev. Charles Carter

From the preface: "The late Rev. Charles Carter. Compiler of this Dictionary, arrived in Ceylon, as a missionary of the Baptist Missionary Society, on 22nd September, 1853. He set himself at once to acquire a knowledge of the language, in which he made rapid progress, and was able to preach his first sermon in Sinhalese at Biyanwila four months after arrival. During his missionary career he attained such a command of the language as has been rarely or ever equalled by Europeans. His English-Sinhalese Dictionary, printed at the Government Press, is the best of its kind and is in general use. He is the author of various works for the acquisition of the language; lesson books, both for English and Sinhalese students; Sinhalese verbs reduced to conjugations; and a grammar book. His aim in all these labours has been service to Ceylon. Of the present work he wrote from New Zealand, where he died on 6th July, 1914: "I willingly render it as an offering to our gracious master, for the benefit of Ceylon, especially for missionary work."

The late Rev. Charles Carter. Compiler of this Dictionary, arrived in Ceylon, as a missionary of the Baptist Missionary Society, on 22nd September, 1853. He set himself at once to acquire a knowledge of the language, in which he made rapid progress, and was able to preach his first sermon in Sinhalese at Biyanwila four months after arrival. During his missionary career he attained such a command of the language as has been rarely or ever equalled by Europeans. His English-Sinhalese Dictionary, printed at the Government Press, is the best of its kind and is in general use. He is the author of various works for the acquisition of the language; lesson books, both for English and Sinhalese students; Sinhalese verbs reduced to conjugations; and a grammar book. His aim in all these labours has been service to Ceylon. Of the present work he wrote from New Zealand, where he died on 6th July, 1914: "I willingly render it as an offering to our gracious master, for the benefit of Ceylon, especially for missionary work."
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