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    For help in the preparation of the Dictionary, I wish to thank
Professor Lloyd James, who has gone through the items and advised
on general arrangement, Dr I. C. Ward and Miss B. Honikman who
have read the proofs. Dr Ward’s independent verification of some of
my findings in the sound system of the language has been of in-
estimable value. My thanks are also due to Mr J. R. Firth who has
had a stimulating influence on the tendency in this dictionary to stress
the importance of cultural surroundings. Finally I wish to thank my
wife who has undertaken a considerable amount of work in the pre-
paration of the MS. and the printers who have carried out a difficult
task with great skill.
H. J. Melzian.
August 1937.