A Compendious Grammar of the Current Corrupt Dialect of the Jargon of Hindostan, (commonly Called Moors);: With a Vocabulary, English and Moors, Moors and English. With References Between Words Resembling Each Other in Sound, and Different in Signification; and Literal Translations of the Compounded Words and Circumlocutory Expressions for Attaining the Idiom of the Language. To which are Added Familar Phrases and Dialogues, &c. &c. With Notes Descriptive of Various Customs and Manners of Bengal. For the Use of the Bengal and Bombay Establishments

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S. Rousseau, at the Arabic and Persian Press, 1801 - English language - 313 pages
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Page 3 - Hindustan (commonly called moors), with a vocabulary english and moors, moors and english. With references between words...
Page 1 - A compendious grammar of the current corrupt dialect of the jargon of Hindostan (commonly called Moors), with a vocabulary, English and Moors, Moors and English...
Page 26 - This brings on what is called a puoka (putrid) fever which will often terminate in death in six hours, particularly with people of a corpulent, plethoric habit of body. And we have known two instances of dining with a gentleman, and being invited to his burial before supper time", (pp.
Page 20 - A Captain in garrison requires about thirty servants, namely a cashier at 20 rupees per month ; a house-steward, 10 rupees ; a market man, 4 rupees ; two waiters (generally slaves without wages) ; a cook, 6 rupees ; his mate, 2 rupees ; two running footmen, 8 rupees ; a messenger, 4 rupees ; 8 bearers for the palanqueen, 33 rupees ; pipe bearer, 4 rupees ; woman to clean the house, 4 rupees ; porter at the door 4 rupees ; linkboy, 4 rupees ; necessary man 2 rupees ; groom, 6 rupees ; grass cutter,...
Page 49 - ... Grammatical remarks on the practical and vulgar dialect of the Indostan language, commonly called moors, with a vocabulary english and moors; the spelling according to the Persian orthography, wherein are references between words resembling each other in sound, and different in...
Page 79 - A person thus addresses the captain. " Your sirkar's deputy, whilst his master was gone to Calcutta, established a court of justice. Having searched for a good many debtors and their creditors, he learned the accounts of their bonds. " He then made an agreement with them to get the bonds out of the bondsmen's hand, for half the debt, if they would give him one fourth.
Page 79 - Having seized and flogged one hundred and twenty-five bond-holders, he has in this manner determined their loans, and he has done this business in your name.
Page 39 - they used to swim after the boats, ' climb up the rudder, creep over the room of the barges, ' and carry of the sentry, if sleeping on his post. They have ' been known, when one paw has been cut off, to endeavour to
Page 17 - Bramins that it exceeds all other Alphabets in this Refpect: But when we confider that of their thirty-four Confonants near Half carry combined...
Page 17 - Diewnagur, or the Language of Angels ; whereas the Character ufed by the Bramins of Bengal is by no Means fo ancient, and though...

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