Easy Malay Vocabulary

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Read Books, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 196 pages
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EASY MALAY VOCABULARY I C BY A. W. HAMILTON Exfansion Board ecturer in Malny Uraioersity of Sydraey FIFTH EDITION Nm and Enlavged Covering the Dutch East Indies and Malaya The aim of this Vocabulary is to present the reader with a carefully chosen selection of a thousand words which should enable him to converse with any Malay-speaking individual on any topic. As far as possible the important things come first, so that the beginner is saved from learning at the outset a number of Malay words which are not connected with his daily needs. The words, together with their essential meanings, are grouped under general subject headings and each exercise is followed by one or more pages of explanations devoted either to derivative mean- ings or to additional but related words. The student, after committing to memory the list of words in each main exercise, should read through the explanations and add to his speech such simple terms as he requires at the moment. As an aid to pronunciation each word in the main exercises is split into syllables and spelt in phonetic form for the benefit of those readers who may be puzzled at first by the Romanized Malay. The alphabetical glossary at the end will enable the reader to find the Malay equivalent of any common English word direct. Such English words as have been adopted are given in their Malay guise, but marked with an E or a D for the Dutch equivalents. In order to get the meaning of any Malay word included in this book it will be necessary to look up in the Glossary the number of the exercise and the particular line in which it is given. By this means the connected words may be studied at the same time. The companion volume 0f this Vocabulary, entitled Malay Made Easy, will supply the learner with a simple approach to the grammatical structure of the language and enable him to string together the words which he has acquired in intelligible speech. PREFACE The aim of this Vocabulary is to present the reader with a carefully chosen selection of a thousand words which should enable him to converse with any Malay-speaking individual on any topic. As far as possible the important things come first, so that the beginner is saved from learning at the outset a number of Malay words which are not connected with his daily needs. The words, together with their essential meanings, are grouped under general subject headings and each exercise is followed by one .or more pages of explanations devoted either to derivative mean- ings or to additional but related words. The student, after committing to memory the list of words in each main exercise, should read through the explanations and add to his speech such simple terms as he requires at the moment. As an aid to pronunciation each word in the main exercises is split into syllables and spelt in phonetic form for the benefit of those readers who may be puzzled at first by the Romanized Malay. The alphabetical glossary at the end will enable the reader to find the Malay equivalent of any common English word direct. Such English words as have been adopted are given in their Malay guise, but marked with an E or a D for the Dutch equivalents. In order to get the meaning of any Malay word included in this book it will be necessary to look up in the Glossary the number of the exercise and the particular line in which it is given. By this ineans the connected words may be studied at the same time...

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