Persian self-taught - PDF book by Shaikh Hasan

Persian self-taught with English phonetic pronunciation.

Persian self-taught
Persian self-taught - book by Shaikh Hasan

From the introduction:

This volume is primarily intended to supply working and practical knowledge of the Persian language, for the benefit of those who have not the time or the inclination to master the grammar, and yet require to use the spoken tongue for purposes of business or pleasure. 

With this object in view it supplies many vocabularies of words carefully selected to suit the needs of those holding communication with Persia and the Persians, classified according to the subject, and a large number of colloquial phrases and sentences of a practical character, similarly classified. 

Throughout these sections of the volume, the Persian words are given in the romanized form, and the English phonetic pronunciation is added (in the third column) in accordance with Marlborough's system of phonetics for which, of course, the Publishers alone are responsible for a system which has grown out of the long experience, and is of so simple a nature that, by means of it, a stranger to the language, who knows English only, can read off the words at a glance, and thus easily make himself understood amongst Persian-speaking people. 

An outline of the Grammar is added for the use of students of the language. The work thus forms a useful and valuable handbook of Persian for tourists and travellers, commercial men, naval and military officers, students, and others. 
We may add that the Persian language is very sweet, and compared with other languages is easy to master. It has complete literature of its own. It is not spoken in Persia alone, but in Afghanistan and many parts of India, and is the official language of some of the courts of that country. It is also used in Turkish Arabia (Baghdad), and by educated people in Russian Turkestan. .

The study of Persian is almost essential to one who wishes to learn Hindustani and modern Turkish, as the former of these contains about 40 per cent, and the latter about 25 per cent, of Persian words.

Some contents:

The Alphabet 7
The Persi-Arabic Characters 8
Remarks on the Alphabet 10
The Romanized Characters, with Phonetic Pronunciation 11
VOCABULARIES. Pages 13 to 52.
Animals, Vegetables, etc. 15 18
Animals, Birds and Fishes ... 15
Flowers, Fruits, Trees and Vegetables 17
Insects and Reptiles 16
Colours 18
Commercial and Trading Terms 33
Correspondence 36
House and Furniture 28
^Tankind; Relations 21
Human Body, The 22
Cooking and Eating Utensils 26
Dress and Dressing 26
Food, Drink and Smoking 24
Health 23
Numbers: Cardinal 38
Collective and Fractional 40
Ordinal 39
Parts of Speech. Pages 41 to 52.
Adverbs, Conjunctions, and Prepositions
Post-office, Telegraph and Telephone 37
Professions and Trades ... 30
Times and Seasons 18
The Persian Months 20
Town and Country ... ... 20
Travelling by Land 31 

the book details :
  • Author: Shaikh Hasan
  • Publication date: 1909
  • Company:London: E. Marlborough

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