A Grammar of the Persian Language: To which is Added, a Selection of Easy Extracts for Reading, Together with a Copious Vocabulary

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Page 55 - Musalman year 942 ended in the spring of 1536. This very simple rule is founded on the fact that 100 lunar years are very nearly equal to 97 solar years, there being only about eight days of difference. A more accurate proportion would be 101 lunar to 98 solar years, but this would lead to a less convenient rule for practical use.
Page 54 - Medina ; which, according to the best accounts, took place on Friday, the 16th of July (18th, new style), AD 622. Their year consists of 12 lunations, amounting to 354 days and 9 hours, very nearly ; and hence their New-year's Day will happen every year about eleven days earlier than in the preceding year.
Page 21 - When he asks where the master of the house is, you will say that he is now gone to dine* with some one." In the meanwhile, the man having arrived, asked, " Where is the master of the house ? " They said,
Page 65 - We now come to the most important part of the subject — the construction of sentences, or, in other words, the rules for speaking and writing the language correctly.
Page 22 - At the time of night go you into the garden to graze, and do not make any noise." Even so every night the ass in the tiger's skin used to go into the garden. Whenever the people saw him by night, they used to think for certain that this was a tiger. One night the gardener himself saw him, and from fear he went up into a tree. In the...
Page 21 - That person, from his own house, saw the man coming, and said to his servants, ' ' When he asks where the master of the house is, you will say that he is now gone to dine with some one.
Page 89 - ... up in service ; to use your hands in making mortar of quicklime is preferable to placing them on your breast in attendance on the Umeer. Precious life has been spent in these cares, What shall I eat in the summer, and with what shall I be clothed in the winter ? O ignoble belly, satisfy yourself with a loaf of bread, that you may not bend your back in servitude.
Page i - adapted for a beginner, ought to be brief and perspicuous, containing only the general and more useful principles of such language. It ought to be accompanied* with easy extracts for practice, as well as a copious vocabulary. At the same time, the shortest Grammar is too long for a beginner: therefore, those parts absolutely necessary for the first reading, ought to be rendered more prominent, by the use of a larger type. Lastly, the work ought to be confined entirely to its legitimate purpose, the...
Page 21 - A great fool he is to have gone out of his house in the midst of such heat. " The master of the house, having put his head out of the window, said, " You are a very great fool to wander about at this time : for I have been all day in my own house.
Page 86 - When the object is in a state of construction with another noun or with an adjective, and from its nature requires rd, that termination is added to the latter noun or adjective.

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