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The Persian Language (RLE Iran B)

1st Edition

By Reuben Levy


130 pages

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This book describes the structure of modern Persia, showing the methods by which it conveys meaning in sentences and connected passages and illustrating its special characteristics. As an introduction there is a brief account of Persia, its inhabitants, their occupations and beliefs; some attempt is made also to show how the language has been modified by the events of Persian history. A section is devoted to representative writings.

Table of Contents

1. What is Persian? 2. Script and Pronunciation 3. The Noun and Its Adjuncts (I) Nouns and Pronouns 4. The Noun and its Adjuncts (II) Derived and Compound Nouns and Adjectives 5. The Structure of the Sentence (I) – The Verb Simple and Compound 6. The Structure of the Sentence (II) – The Passive: Subordinate Clauses 7. Outstanding Figures in Persian Literature 8. Recent Developments Notes 1. The Religion of Persia 2. The Persian Calendar 3. Proverbs and Popular Wisdom Appendix: Further Specimens of Persian Prose Bibliography. Index.

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Routledge Library Editions: Iran

Routledge Library Editions: Iran re-issues 37 volumes originally published between 1902 and 1991. Together they provide a comprehensive view of the culture, history, politics and sociology of this strategically important nation.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies