Dastūr-i Zabān-i Fārsī

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 227 pages
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This is a book for reference and revision, especially for those in the early stages of studying the Persian language. It uses the official reformed spelling, and gives attention to handwriting, educated standard and educated colloquial pronunciation, and the important polite forms. The grammar is explained with copious examples, all shown both in Persian script and in Roman transliteration. The grammatical themes are grouped logically, and there are cross-references, appendices and a subject index to facilitate the search for the right form.
  

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This book is best described as an extensive cheatsheet to Persian. It is intended to accompany other books, and is thus light on vocabulary, drills, and self-tests. However I've found it to be a ... Read full review

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a highly accessible grammar book especially for beginners. Would have given it five stars if not for a few minor verb elements that should have been included. Read full review

Contents

Introduction page
1
Pronunciation
27
Nouns and adjectives
37
Distributive adjectives
62
Pronouns
65
Directobject pronouns
66
Prepositions with pronouns
68
Possessive pronouns
69
Forming the perfect tense
117
Using the perfect tense
118
Forming the perfect subjunctive tense
119
Using the perfect subjunctive tense
121
Using the pluperfect tense
122
Using the future tense
123
Compound verbs
124
Passive voice
128

Interrogative pronouns
70
jxod
71
Reciprocal pronouns
72
Verbs
77
Position of the verb
78
Simple and compound verbs
79
subject complement and object
80
Tenses
81
Forming the past tense
82
Using the past tense
85
Forming the present tense
87
to be
95
Using the present tense
99
Forming the imperfect tense
100
Using the imperfect tense
101
Colloquial continuous tenses
102
Forming the present subjunctive tense
103
Using the present subjunctive tense
106
Imperative
107
Auxiliary verbs
109
Participles
115
Prepositions
133
Prepositions with 4JLj?l ezdfe
134
Prepositions and conjunctions
135
Prepositions governing other expressions
136
Omission of Aj be
137
Adverbs
139
Comparative and superlative of adverbs
143
Order of adverbs
144
Syntax
145
Indirect speech
147
Clauses general
149
Noun clauses
150
Relative clauses
152
Numbers
169
Arabic forms
181
Polite forms
203
Irregular present stems of verbs
209
Suffix _
215
Index
223
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About the author (2003)

John Mace studied at Oxford University. He has worked as a British Council lecturer in Iran, in the Diplomatic Service, as a personnel officer in the Middle East, and as a European Commission Delegate. He has written Persian, Arabic and German language manuals, and a verse translation of Russian poetry.

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