A Grammar of the Mahratta Language: To Which Are Added Dialogues on Familiar Subjects
Marathi, an official language of Maharashtra and Goa, is among the twenty most widely spoken languages in the world. The southernmost Indo-Aryan language, it is also spoken in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Daman and Diu, and is believed to be over 1,300 years old, with its origins in Sanskrit. First published in 1805, this grammar of Marathi (then known as Mahratta) was compiled by the Baptist missionary William Carey (1761-1834) during his time in India. Its purpose was to assist Carey's European students at Fort William College in their learning of the language, and it is comprehensive in ITS coverage, providing numerous examples. Containing detailed descriptions of Marathi's Devanagari alphabet, its word and sentence formation, and its complex tense, voice, gender, agreement, inflection, and case systems, the work remains an invaluable resource for linguists today. Carey's 1810 dictionary of Marathi is also reissued in this series.
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accusative Active verbs Adjectives which denominate Adverbs afﬁxing aﬁixing aﬂixing agent aria auxiliary verb Cambridge Library Collection changed COMPOUND SUBJUNCTIVE compound word consonant denominate any thing DIALOGUE Elﬁn Emit Emma expressed feminine ﬁat ﬁe ﬁﬁ ﬁg ﬁi ﬁlm ﬁn ﬁnal ﬁne ﬁner ﬁr ﬁre ﬁrm ﬁrst ﬁt ﬁw ﬂat followed formed by affixing formed by preﬁxing fourth letter gender genitive GERUND govern a noun IMPERFECT TENSE INCHOATIVE inﬁnitive inﬂection last syllable maﬁa Mahratta Marathi Masc masculine nasal negative particle Neut neuter nominative passive participle passive voice PERFECT PLUPERFECT TENSE Plur plural postpositions PRESENT TENSE PRETER TENSE pronouns Royal Asiatic Society SECOND AORIST seen hereafter sentence Sing singular SUBJUNCTIVE MODE substantive terminations thou hadst unﬁt visheshunu vocative vriddhi