A Primer of Modern Standard Hindi

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1989 - Hindi language - 293 pages
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This primer presents a systematic introduction to the structure of Modern Standard Hindi. It is intended to provide the student with a thorough foundation in the grammatical structure of that variety of Hindi that is commonly taught in Indian schools and that is the common vehicle of publication in Hindi. Although much emphasis is placed on the written language, discussion is also provided of aspects of conversational Hindi. The core of the work contains thirty on chapters. The first four offer discussions of the linguistic status of Hindi as well as comprehensive descriptions of Hindi phonetics and the Devanagari syllabary in which Hindi is written. Chapters 5 through 31 each contains descriptions of fundamental aspects of Hindi grammar. These chapters have extensive translation and grammatical exercises appended to them. The work as a whole introduces a core vocabulary of approximately fifteen hundred entries, incorporating lexical items found on most standard elementary word lists for the language. Supplemental materials in this book include graded reading passages, a guide to further study in Hindi, and Hindi English glossary. Although the Devanagari syllabary is used throughout the book, Roman transliteration is also provided through Chapter 15. A Primer of Modern Standard Hindi can be used in several different ways. It can be used as part of a university-level course as a text for Hindi grammar and writing. As such it will nicely supplement other materials addressing more conversational aspects of the language. It can also be used for self-study purposes by the student who does not have access to a formal instructional program.
 

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Great reference for people looking to find what is proper word to use in standard Hindi.

Contents

II
3
III
8
IV
14
V
23
VI
29
VII
31
VIII
38
IX
45
XX
125
XXI
132
XXII
139
XXIII
145
XXIV
153
XXV
165
XXVI
167
XXVII
174

X
53
XI
61
XII
68
XIII
79
XIV
81
XV
88
XVI
95
XVII
104
XVIII
112
XIX
123
XXVIII
182
XXIX
190
XXX
198
XXXI
205
XXXII
216
XXXIII
224
XXXIV
231
XXXV
237
XXXVI
243
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