Beginner's Hindi Script

ISBN-10: 0071419845

ISBN-13: 9780071419840

Edition: 2003

Authors: Rupert Snell

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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 7/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440

Preface: How to use this bookp. viii
Introducing Devanagarip. 1
The Devanagari script: its history and significancep. 1
Transliterationp. 2
Languages and scripts in Indiap. 2
Hindi and Urdup. 6
How Devanagari works: a 'garland of syllables'p. 9
Conjunct charactersp. 10
Purity of vowelsp. 10
Aspirated and unaspirated consonantsp. 11
Retroflex and dental consonantsp. 12
What you see and what you getp. 13
The Devanagari syllabaryp. 15
Independent vowel charactersp. 15
Consonantsp. 15
Dependent vowel signs (combined with [characters not reproducible] k)p. 15
Dotted charactersp. 16
Consonantsp. 19
Velar consonantsp. 20
Palatal consonantsp. 21
Retroflex consonantsp. 22
Dental consonantsp. 24
Labial consonantsp. 25
Semi-vowels etc.p. 27
Sibilantsp. 27
Aspiratep. 28
Vowelsp. 30
Vowel charactersp. 30
Vowel signsp. 33
Nasalised vowels and candrabindup. 44
Simple sentences and commandsp. 47
Conjunct consonantsp. 51
Special conjunct formsp. 56
Conjuncts with [characters not reproducible] rap. 58
The conjunct [characters not reproducible] jnap. 61
Conjuncts of three or more consonantsp. 62
Using viram instead of a conjunctp. 63
Conjuncts using anusvarp. 64
When the inherent vowel remains silentp. 67
Some more writing conventionsp. 72
Numeralsp. 72
Punctuationp. 73
Abbreviationsp. 75
Visargp. 76
Avagrahp. 77
The pranav [characters not reproducible], omp. 77
Writing English words in Devanagarip. 78
More about Hindi words and spellingsp. 82
Some dog-fights over conjunct formsp. 82
Where does Hindi vocabulary come from?p. 83
Gender in Hindip. 86
Examples of Hindi handwritingp. 90
Minimal pairsp. 94
Reading practicep. 100
Key to the exercisesp. 114
The figures explainedp. 117
Index of termsp. 121
Glossaryp. 123
Some further readingp. 163
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