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Elementary Persian Grammar - L. P. Elwell-Sutton

Elementary Persian Grammar

Paperback Published: 3rd March 1963
ISBN: 9780521092067
Number Of Pages: 248

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Mr Elwell-Sutton's book provides a simple grammatical framework for contemporary written Persian. It is based on the characteristic idiom and phraseology of the language as it is used in newspapers, magazines and novels. The student is introduced to Persian script from the first lesson. Words are fully vocalized in the early lessons, but vowels are progressively discarded; they are, however, shown in the vocabulary. The letter-forms of printed Persian are used cursive scripts. Although the structure of the language is Mr Elwell-Sutton's immediate concern, he has given close attention to the need for acquiring a workable vocabulary. The examples and exercises thus require only a limited vocabulary of words in fairly common use - about 1500 in all. The student is also given help with pronunciation; at the ends of lessons sample sentences from the exercises are printed with diacritics showing the intonation and stress of each syllable. At the end of the book there is a key to the lessons.

Introductionp. ix
Lesson
The Alphabetp. 1
The Alphabet (cont.). Case and Gender. Simple Sentencesp. 8
The Alphabet (cont.). Numberp. 16
The Alphabet (cont.). Writing Notes. Adjectivesp. 29
The Ezafe. Comparison of Adjectives. Hiatusp. 41
Pronouns and Pronominal Adjectivesp. 53
The Verb: Simple Tenses. Verbal SEntencesp. 65
Adverbs. Prepositions. Conjunctionsp. 74
The Verb: Compound Tenses. Uses of Tenses. Compound Verbsp. 87
Complex Sentences (Co-ordinate, Subordinate). Impersonal Verbs. Temporal Clausesp. 100
Complex Sentences (cont.) (Relative Clauses)p. 110
Complex Sentences (cont.) (Indefinite Relative. Other Conjunctions. Conditional Sentences)p. 123
Numerals. Time. Age. Datesp. 132
Persian Word Formationp. 144
The Arabic Element in Persianp. 157
Appendix
The Nasta? liq Scriptp. 171
The Sekaste Scriptp. 176
Books for Further Study and Readingp. 185
Vocabulary
Persian-Englishp. 187
English-Persianp. 210
Indexp. 221
Key
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ISBN: 9780521092067
ISBN-10: 052109206X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: Persian (Old)
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 3rd March 1963
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.33