The Principles of Gujarati Grammar: Comprising the Substance of a Gujarati Grammar

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Printed at the Imperial Press by M. S. d'Azaveido, 1842 - Gujarati language - 88 pages
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Words written in Gujarati script in this book are wrongly spelt everywhere...........it leads lot of wrong meanings and misguidance to the learners. It is strongly recommended to improve them to make this book useful.

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Page 6 - The proper found of this letter is produced by applying the tip of the tongue to the fore part of the palate, and...
Page 5 - This series of consonants is pronounced by turning and applying the tip of the tongue far back against the palate ; which producing a hollow sound, as if proceeding from the head, it is distinguished by the term 3-pJV2f murddhanya, which Mr.
Page 3 - The letter 3T a, never makes its appearance but as an initial ; for, when the found of it is required after a confonant, as a medial or final, it is pronounced with it as in the alphabet ; it being an invariable rule, that every open confonant, not followed by another vowel, muft be pronounced as if 3f a were written after it In this work it will occafionally be reprefented by the vowel a.
Page 45 - Past tense either represents the action or event as past and finished ; as, He broke the bottle and spilt the brandy ; or it represents the action as unfinished at a certain time past ; as, My father was coming home when I met him. The Perfect tense implies that an action has just now, or lately, been quite finished ; as, John has cut his finger ; I have sold my horse. The Pluperfect tense represents a thing as past before another event...
Page 35 - When two words come together in construction, of different meanings, yet bearing a certain relation to each other, one of them is put in the genitive case.
Page 43 - NEUTER) verb expresses being, or a state of being, or action confined to the actor. It is commonly without the passive form. / Obs. 2. The verbs that express being simply, in Latin, are (si/m,fio, existo, signifying in general " to be," or
Page 10 - RULE II. An adjective agrees with its substantive in gender, number, and case; as, Bonus vir, a good man.
Page 42 - In the firft mode, the compound is confidered as many, and the laft word is therefore put in the dual, or plural number ; and in the fecond mode, the aggregate is confidered as one, and the laft member...
Page 4 - ... au is decidedly a diphthong, having the power of ow in the word how ; which in these letters would be written thus, ^T hau. Here properly end the vowels, for * am, and ah, are, corsilent, at the end of a syllable.
Page 6 - T^ repha. •^ la answers to our /. It is ranked among dentals. * va is generally pronounced like v and is then a dentolabial: but when subjoined to another consonant, it is often necessarily articulated as our w, it being then frequently the natural substitute for ^ before another vowel; as fififfat second.

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