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.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Writing 2. Pronunciation 3. Nouns and adjectives 4. Pronouns 5. Verbs 6. Prepositions 7. Adverbs 8. Syntax 9. Numbers 10. Arabic forms 11. Wordbuilding 12. Polite forms Appendices Index
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.
"Those interested in learning Farsi will find the book 'Persian Grammar' by John Mace a key resource in their learning activities. It offers support to student both in the early and intermediate stages… The author offers detailed explanations and many examples, all shown both in Persian script and in Roman transliteration, to help students to learn this language. Those who master this language will have the reward of enjoy the pleasure of reading the wonderful poetry of Hafiz, Rumi, Omar Khayyam, Attar and Sa’adi, among others, in their original language." -- Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain (International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management, April-June 2011)