A grammar of the Persian language

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Wm. H. Allen and Company, 1841 - Persian language - 268 pages
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I find this has a lot of voacabulary first and then lots of verbs and conjuagtion...not too much theory or discussion (which is good, if you want to get straight to the point, that is straight to the words)...As I know Urdu, I found this very informative and effective.

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Page 115 - Interjections are words thrown in between the parts of a sentence, to express the passions or emotions of the speaker : as, " O virtue ! how amiable thou art...
Page 109 - One great use of prepositions, in English, is, to express those relations, which, in some languages, are chiefly marked by cases, or the different endings of nouns. See page 54. The necessity and use of them will appear from the following examples. If we say, " he writes a pen," " they ran the river,"
Page 2 - A, and л; and he may naturally wonder at this redundancy. In fact there is no actual redundancy. Eight of these letters are peculiar to the Arabic, and are sounded in that language •very differently from what they are in Persian. They have generally sounds very harsh and rough; some very difficult, and others almost impossible for an English beginner to imitate. Let him be consoled, however, with the assurance, that an exact imitation of these...
Page 20 - He will soon perceive with pleasure a great resemblance between the Persian and English languages, in the facility and simplicity of their form and construction. The former, as well as the latter, has no difference of termination to mark the gender, either in substantives or adjectives : all inanimate things are neuter, and animals of different sexes either Jiave different names, or are distinguished by certain words, denoting male and female.
Page 2 - The beginner cannot fail to observe, that many of the letters, as they are set down in the order of the alphabet, have the same sounds, as which have been marked as S, Z, T, A, and H ; and he may naturally wonder at this redundancy.
Page 24 - J\ to the Singular ; — a transgression, of which none but himself (though only for once) could venture to be guilty ; and for which, nothing but the splendid composition in which it occurs could have secured him against the censure of the Learned.
Page 101 - These compounds may be multiplied without end according to the pleasure and taste of the writer...
Page 109 - Prepositions are Separable or Inseparable. The Separable Prepositions are those which may be used separated from other words; as, Jib "upon," or "atop/' "aloft"; ^JU "down"; j\j,jj "above"; J>j "below,
Page 138 - ... seven folio volumes, with general and provincial maps ; but it is proper to observe, that still more considerable materials for the history of the south are in reserve, not literally belonging to the Mysore survey, though springing from it. Notices of some of these are in the accompanying sheets. 18. It is also proper to observe, that in the course of these investigations, and notwithstanding the embarrassments in the way of this work, the first lights were thrown on the history of the country...

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