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108 SANSKRIT FLASH CARDS W/CD

108 SANSKRIT FLASH CARDS W/CD

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Suitable for those who want to correctly read, pronounce and alphabetise letters and words in the Devanaagari script of Sanskrit, this title offers 108 coloured flashcards and 6 cream cards that surround them, showing the Devanaagari on the front and transliteration on the back, including all card numbers.
501 ARABIC VERBS

501 ARABIC VERBS

By: Scheindlin Ph D, Raymond
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Barron's 501 Arabic Verbs is printed in Arabic script with exemplary sentences in English for each verb. To reflect correct Arabic style, 501 Arabic Verbs has been printed back cover to front and back page to front. Verbs are arranged alphabetically in a table format, one verb per page with English translation, and conjugated in all tenses and forms. The book's additional features include common idioms with example sentences to demonstrate verb usage and a grammar review.
501 ESSENTIAL SPANISH VERBS

501 ESSENTIAL SPANISH VERBS

By: Garcia Loaeza, Pablo
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Verbs are the backbone of any language, and if you can't conjugate them, you can't communicate. This compilation of more than 500 common verbs helps beginners as well as the most advanced Spanish students. Each page focuses on an individual verb, presenting full conjugations of multiple tenses, plus several sentences that illustrate common usage. This book is equally suitable as a classroom text or as a guide to independent study."
501 ITALIAN VERBS 4TH ED WITH CD-ROM

501 ITALIAN VERBS 4TH ED WITH CD-ROM

By: Danesi, Marcel
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Learning Italian is easy with Barron's 501 Italian Verbs. The authors provide clear, easy-to-use review of the 501 most commonly used verbs from the Italian language. Each verb is listed alphabetically in easy-to-follow chart form--one verb per page with its English translation.

This comprehensive guide to Italian verbs is ideal for students, travelers, and adult learners. It includes:

  • The 55 most essential Italian verbs used in context
  • More than 1,500 additional regular verbs conjugated like the book's 501 model verbs
  • Common idioms and sentences demonstrating Italian verb usage in all tenses
  • Passive and active voice formations
  • Practice exercises in Italian verb usage with answers, plus verb tests and drills
  • 501 JAPANESE VERBS 3RD ED

    501 JAPANESE VERBS 3RD ED

    By: Akiyama, Nobuo
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    Learning Japanese is easy with Barron's 501 Japanese Verbs. The authors provide clear, easy-to-use review of the 501 most commonly used verbs from the Japanese language. Verbs are listed alphabetically in easy-to-follow table format, and it includes inflections, moods, aspects, and formality levels for each verb.

    This comprehensive guide to Japanese verbs is ideal for students, travelers, and adult learners. It includes:

  • The 501 most common Japanese verbs in table format, with both Japanese characters and English at the top of each page
  • Detailed explanation on Japanese verb formation and usage
  • Hepburn romanization used throughout
  • Japanese characters, kanji and kana, for each verb
  • Essential 55 verbs with example sentences and related expressions
  • Verb exercises with answers
  • Examples of verbs used in sentences
  • Index of verbs by gerund
  • 501 LATIN VERBS

    501 LATIN VERBS

    By: Wohlberg, Joesph
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    Learning Latin is easy with Barron's 501 Latin Verbs. The authors provide clear, easy-to-use review of the most important and commonly used verbs from the Latin language. Each verb is listed alphabetically in easy-to-follow chart form--one verb per page with its English translation.

    This comprehensive verb guide is ideal for Latin students or anyone interested in learning Latin. It includes:

  • 501 of the most common Latin verbs, conjugated in all tenses
  • Concise guide to Latin verb conjugation
  • Hundreds of examples demonstrating verb usage
  • Latin conjugation exercises and answers
  • A list of Essential 55 Verbs with usage examples and expressions related to the verbs
  • Overview of Latin grammar
  • Index of English-Latin verbs
  • ABC ETYMOLOGICAL DICCTIONARY OF OLD CHINESE

    ABC ETYMOLOGICAL DICCTIONARY OF OLD CHINESE

    By: Schuessler, Axel
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    This is the first genuine etymological dictionary of Old Chinese written in any language. As such, it constitutes a milestone in research on the evolution of the Sinitic language group. Whereas previous studies have emphasized the structure of the Chinese characters, this pathbreaking dictionary places primary emphasis on the sounds and meanings of Sinitic roots. Based on more than three decades of intensive investigation in primary and secondary sources, this completely new dictionary places Old Chinese squarely within the Sino-Tibetan language family (including close consideration of numerous Tiberto-Burman languages), while paying due regard to other language families such as Austroasiatic, Miao-Yao (Hmong-Mien), and Kam-Tai.

    Designed for use by nonspecialists and specialists alike, the dictionary is highly accessible, being arranged in alphabetical order and possessed of numerous innovative lexicographical features. Each entry offers one or more possible etymologies as well as reconstructed pronunciations and other relevant data. Words that are morphologically related are grouped together into word families that attempt to make explicit the derivational or other etymological processes that relate them. The dictionary is preceded by a substantive and significant introduction that outlines the author's views on the linguistic position of Chinese within Asia and details the phonological and morphological properties, to the degree they are known, of the earliest stages of the Chinese language and its ancestor. This introduction, because it both summarizes and synthesizes earlier work and makes several original contributions, functions as a useful reference work all on its own.

    ARABIC GRAMMAR

    ARABIC GRAMMAR

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    Anyone studying literary or classical Arabic beyond the elementary or tourist level will need this book. No other English-language grammar of the Arabic language is as thorough as this classic reference. The work was originally published in German in 1844-45 by Karl Paul Caspari, a theologian and orientalist. In 1859 English scholar W. Wright published this masterly translation of Caspari's work, with numerous additions and corrections.
    Unlike many more recent grammars, this work contains few inaccuracies or errors. Moreover, although it is a reference grammar, it cites many examples of sentences, phrases, and figures of speech found in classical Arabic prose and poetry. Originally published in two volumes, it has been republished here in one volume; however, the original arrangement has been retained. Thus, Volume One covers orthography and orthoëpy, and parts of speech (including extensive coverage of verbs and nouns, numerals and the particles). Volume Two deals with syntax, including the component parts of a sentence, the sentence in general, and different kinds of sentences. A final section discusses prosody. Three indexes assist students in finding words, constructions, and grammatical categories.
    This third edition incorporates a number of helpful revisions, additions and corrections made to the second edition by W. Robertson Smith and M. J. de Goeje. The result is an unmatched resource for English-speaking students wishing to master the intricacies of Arabic.
    BANTAM NEW COLLEGE GERMAN DICTIONARY

    BANTAM NEW COLLEGE GERMAN DICTIONARY

    By: Traupman, John
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    Bantam New College German/English Dictionary (Bantam New College Dictionary Series) (English and German Edition)
    BEGINNER'S DICT OF CHINESE JAPANES

    BEGINNER'S DICT OF CHINESE JAPANES

    By: Rose-Innes, Arthur
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    Compiled by a distinguished scholar, this dictionary contains the 5,000 most important Japanese characters, arranged by stroke. For each character, "on" and "kun" readings are given in "romaji, " with full English equivalents, plus important related compounds and pronunciation guides that add up to approximately 25,000 Japanese words. Supplemented with many practical tables.
    BEGINNING BIBLICAL HEBREW: Intentionality and Grammar

    BEGINNING BIBLICAL HEBREW: Intentionality and Grammar

    By: Sacks, Robert D
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    With his characteristic perspicacity, subtlety, and wondering philosophic intelligence, Robert Sacks has produced a truly remarkable exploration of Hebrew grammar, not only illuminating for students of the Hebrew language but wonderfully suggestive for students of language and logos as such. An outstanding achievement. --Leon R. Kass
    Chinese Characters 3rd Edition

    Chinese Characters 3rd Edition

    By: Han, Jiantang
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    Han Jiantang provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the fascinating history and development of the written Chinese language, from pictograms painted on rocks and pottery and ancient inscriptions to the refined art of calligraphy and the characters in use today. Chinese Characters will appeal to readers looking for an introduction to the rich but complex Chinese language and to all those interested in the relationship between language and culture.
    CHINESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY

    CHINESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY

    By: Ng, Lam Sim Yuk
    $23.00
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    "Chinese-English Dictionary" is the first of its kind because it uses both Cantonese and Mandarin romanizations. It features over 6,000 of the most commonly used single-characters and over 12,000 terms to illustrate the use of the characters.

    COMPANION TO GONDA SANSKRIT REV.

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    CUNEIFORM: ANCIENT SCRIPTS

    CUNEIFORM: ANCIENT SCRIPTS

    By: Taylor, Jonathan
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    Cuneiform script on clay tablets is, as far as we know, the oldest form of writing in the world. The resilience of clay has permitted these records to survive for thousands of years, providing a fascinating glimpse into the political, economic, and religious institutions of the ancient Near Eastern societies that used this writing system.

    A concise and accessible introduction to the topic, this book traces the history of cuneiform from its beginnings in the fourth millennium BC to its eventual demise in the face of the ever expanding use of alphabetic Aramaic in the first millennium BC. The authors explain how this pre-alphabetic system worked and how it was possible to use it to record so many different languages. Drawing on examples from the British Museum, which has the largest and most venerable cuneiform collection in the world, this lively volume includes elementary school exercises, revealing private letters, and beautiful calligraphic literature for royal libraries.
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    DICTIONARY OF NEW MEXICO AND SOUTHERN COLORADO SPANISH REVISED AND EXPANDED

    By: Cobos, Rubén
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    This book, continuously in print since 1983, has become a classic Spanish reference book, widely used in classrooms across the United States. Linguist and folklorist Rubén Cobos, now in his nineties, has been diligently working on revisions for the past decade. Much expanded--the number of pages has increased by seventy--this revised edition will assume its place as the most authoritative reference on the archaic dialect of Spanish spoken in this region.
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    EASY AND FUN HIRAGANA: FIRST STEPS TO BASIC JAPANESE WRITING

    By: Ogawa, Kiyomi
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    A complete handbook for learning to read and write Japanese hiragana, the syllabary that is the first of Japan's three writing systems introduced to all beginning students. Using real-world examples, illustrations, quizzes, and practice squares, this book teaches correct stroke order as well as examples of how hiragana are used for question words, adverbs, special words, and pronunciation of difficult characters.

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    EASY AND FUN KATAKANA: BASIC JAPANESE WRITING FOR LOANWORDS AND EMPHASIS

    By: Ogawa, Kiyomi
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    A complete handbook for learning to read and write Japanese katakana, the syllabary that is the second of Japan's three writing systems introduced to all beginning students. Using real-world examples, illustrations, quizzes, and practice squares, this book teaches correct stroke order as well as examples of how katakana are used for words borrowed from other languages, for emphasis, and in advertising for its "cool" factor.

    ELEMENTARY MODERN STANDARD ARABIC2

    ELEMENTARY MODERN STANDARD ARABIC2

    By: McCarus, Ernest N
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    The Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Course (EMSA) is the premier introduction, for the English-speaking student, to the active written language of the contemporary Arab world. Expressly designed for the beginning student, the course is written by a team of Arabic language teachers consisting of native and non-native Arabic speakers, linguists and people whose primary interests are literature and allied areas. It implements an audio-lingual approach to language teaching while presenting the elements of Modern Standard Arabic as written and spoken in the contemporary Arab World. Volume 1 is complete in itself and presents a practical introduction to the writing system of Arabic and to its pronunciation, with reading and writing pronunciation drills. Thirty lessons provide a basic working knowledge of Arabic. Each lesson contains a text, a vocabulary, grammar and drills including oral and written comprehension passages. An Arabic-English glossary completes the volume. The course continues in Volume 2, which extends the knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and expression.
    ESSENTIAL GERMAN GRAMMAR

    ESSENTIAL GERMAN GRAMMAR

    By: Bleiler, E F
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    This is the first German grammar which has been specifically designed for the adult with limited learning time who wishes to be able to express himself with reasonable accuracy, yet does not wish to be burdened with archaic, highly literary, or seldom used forms. It covers the most important points of German grammar in the clearest possible manner, stressing regularities rather than irregularities and concentrating upon the constructions and expression-modes that you would be most likely to use. It has been created for readers who prefer the phrase-approach, and all grammatical points are illustrated with phrases and sentences that you can use immediately. Hints are included throughout the book on replacing difficult constructions with easier ones.
    FRENCH-ENGLISH DICTIONARY

    FRENCH-ENGLISH DICTIONARY

    By: Merriam-Webster Inc
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    Communicate effectively with the ultimate bilingual, bidirectional guide to French and North American English.

  • Features extensive coverage of Canadian French
  • More than 80,000 entries and 100,000 translations
  • Abundant examples of words used in context
  • Special sections include French Grammar, Conjugation of French Verbs, Common French Abbreviations, and French Numbers.

  • With up-to-date coverage of essential current vocabulary, this is a perfect translation tool for teachers, travelers, and language learners of all skill levels.

    FRENCH-ENGLISH DICTIONARY

    FRENCH-ENGLISH DICTIONARY

    By: Martini, Ursula
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    Barron's French-English Dictionary features 100,000 entries with translations, making it an ideal reference book for schools, libraries, businesses, and the home bookshelf. Its manageable size and reasonable price also makes it a practical reference guide for students taking a foreign-language course.

    This comprehensive bilingual dictionary features:

  • Entries organized in two sections: American-style English to French, and translations from French to American-style English
  • Each headword listed with its translation, part of speech, and pronunciation
  • Phrases following each definition using headwords in standard contexts
  • Separate bilingual lists for numerals, abbreviations, and more
  • Entries for computers, the Internet, and information technology

  • This all-inclusive dictionary also features full-color, atlas-style maps, concise grammar guides, and regular verb conjugation lists.

    GESENIUS' HEBREW GRAMMAR

    GESENIUS' HEBREW GRAMMAR

    By: Gesenius
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    Stands alone as the definitive reference work on Hebrew grammar. -- Ancient Hebrew Studies Center
    For almost a century, Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar has proven to be one of the most comprehensive works on Hebrew, covering all aspects of the language, including historical background, pronunciation, etymology, syntax, and sentence structure. Generally recognized as the most useful and authoritative reference grammar for Biblical Hebrew, the text includes indices of Hebrew words, subjects, and Biblical passages as well as an extremely valuable appendix listing paradigms.
    An indispensable resource for students and translators, Gesenius' book remains the most usable reference grammar for classical Hebrew.
    GET STARTED IN HINDI W/2CDS

    GET STARTED IN HINDI W/2CDS

    By: Snell, Robert
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    Teach Yourself takes the pain out of picking up a new language

    "Get Started in Hindi" requires no prior experience in the language and gives you the opportunity to study at a reasonable, steady pace. This course makes the process nearly painless--it is written in a friendly and supportive tone, and the structure offers you plenty of opportunities for self-practice. You are in control of your learning experience, so you never feel overwhelmed or rushed.

    This practical course introduces the new language without inundating you and includes dialogues and exercises, a helpful pronunciation section, manageable lists of practical vocabulary, a glossary of grammar terms, and more.

    The accompanying audio CD features recordings by native speakers and contains dialogues from the book as well as exercises in listening and speaking.

    GREEK GRAMMAR

    GREEK GRAMMAR

    By: Smyth, Herbert Weir
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    Sponsored by the Department of Classics of Harvard University, a revised edition of the late Professor Smyth's A Greek Grammar for Colleges is now available. All necessary corrections have been made, and the book retains the form which has long made it the most complete and valuable work of its kind. In this descriptive grammar the author offers a treatment of Greek syntax which is exceptionally rich as well subtle and varied.

    GUIDE BIBLICAL HEBREW SYNTAX

    By: Choi, John H
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    At the heart of biblical interpretation is the need to read the Bible's "syntax" (the way words, clauses, and sentences relate to each other). The growing demands on theological education have made it difficult for students of the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament) to master the intermediate-level skills required to interpret the syntax of the Bible's original language. A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax defines the fundamental syntactical features of the Hebrew Bible, and illustrates each feature with at least one example, extracted from the Bible itself and accompanied with English translation.
    HINDI FOR BEGINNERS: MASTERING CONVERSATIONAL HINDI (CD-ROM INCLUDED)

    HINDI FOR BEGINNERS: MASTERING CONVERSATIONAL HINDI (CD-ROM INCLUDED)

    By: Mehrotra, Madhumita
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    Hindi for Beginners is a Hindi self-study guide and language learning package aimed at helping students learn Hindi in a natural manner.

    It engages them to use the Hindi language in real life situations actively. An accompanying audio CD with clearly annunciated dialogues spoken by native Hindi speakers ensures correct pronunciation and builds listening comprehension. Clear task-based instructions, concise and to-the-point explanations of grammatical structures, and lesson plans help enhance student's understanding and speed up their ability to learn Hindi.

    The subject matter is geared towards all learning styles and is organized around day to day conversations such as:

  • Self- introduction
  • Pleasantries
  • Describing home
  • Hiring transportation
  • Hotel booking
  • Reporting a theft
  • Shopping
  • And much more...
  • Hindi for Beginners can be used for instructional purposes in a classroom setting or to maintain individual linguistic capabilities such as reading, listening, speaking and writing through a wide array of activities. This book also includes the Romanization of vocabulary and dialogues as they are pronounced, to help learners pronounce them correctly and clearly in the absence of a Hindi speaker or a teacher, without any difficulty.

    All disc content is alternatively accessible on tuttlepublishing.com/downloadable-content.

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    HOW TO READ CHINESE POETRY IN CONTEXT: POETIC CULTURE FROM ANTIQUITY THROUGH THE TANG

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    How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context is an introduction to the golden age of Chinese poetry, spanning the earliest times through the Tang dynasty (618-907). It aims to break down barriers--between language and culture, poetry and history--that have stood in the way of teaching and learning Chinese poetry. Not only a primer in early Chinese poetry, the volume demonstrates the unique and central role of poetry in the making of Chinese culture.

    Each chapter focuses on a specific theme to show the interplay between poetry and the world. Readers discover the key role that poetry played in Chinese diplomacy, court politics, empire building, and institutionalized learning; as well as how poems shed light on gender and women's status, war and knight-errantry, Daoist and Buddhist traditions, and more. The chapters also show how people of different social classes used poetry as a means of gaining entry into officialdom, creating self-identity, fostering friendship, and airing grievances. The volume includes historical vignettes and anecdotes that contextualize individual poems, investigating how some featured texts subvert and challenge the grand narratives of Chinese history. Presenting poems in Chinese along with English translations and commentary, How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context unites teaching poetry with the social circumstances surrounding its creation, making it a pioneering and versatile text for the study of Chinese language, literature, history, and culture.

    HOW TO READ CHINESE PROSE IN CHINESE: A COURSE IN CLASSICAL CHINESE

    HOW TO READ CHINESE PROSE IN CHINESE: A COURSE IN CLASSICAL CHINESE

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    This book is at once a guided introduction to Chinese nonfictional prose and an innovative textbook for the study of classical Chinese. It is a companion volume to How to Read Chinese Prose: A Guided Anthology, designed for Chinese-language learners.

    How to Read Chinese Prose in Chinese presents more than forty prose works, either excerpts or in full, from antiquity through the Qing dynasty. While teaching readers how to appreciate the rich tradition of Chinese prose in its original form, the book uses these texts to introduce classical Chinese to advanced learners, helping them develop reading comprehension and vocabulary. It offers a systematic guide to classical Chinese grammar and abundant notes on vocabulary, and features an extensive network of notes, exercises, and cross-references. The book includes modern translations of the forty prose works in simplified Chinese, presented alongside the original texts in traditional Chinese. It also includes expert commentaries on each text's distinctive aesthetic qualities as well as historical and cultural contexts.

    The book comprises thirty-eight lessons within eight units, organized chronologically to reflect the emergence of major prose genres. It is a major contribution to the teaching and study of classical Chinese language and literature.

    Audio recordings of all forty texts are available online free of charge.

    HOW TO READ CHINESE PROSE: A GUIDED ANTHOLOGY

    HOW TO READ CHINESE PROSE: A GUIDED ANTHOLOGY

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    This book offers a guided introduction to Chinese nonfictional prose and its literary and cultural significance. It features more than one hundred major texts from antiquity through the Qing dynasty that exemplify major genres, styles, and forms of traditional Chinese prose. For each work, the book presents an English translation, the Chinese original, and accessible critical commentary by leading scholars.

    How to Read Chinese Prose teaches readers to appreciate the literary merits, stylistic devices, rhetorical choices, and argumentative techniques of a wide range of nonfictional writing. It emphasizes the interconnections among individual texts and across eras, helping readers understand the development of the literary tradition and what makes particular texts formative or distinctive within it. Organized by dynastic period and genre, the book identifies and examines four broad categories of prose--narrative, expository, descriptive, and communicative.

    How to Read Chinese Prose is suitable for a range of courses in Chinese literature, history, religion, and philosophy, as well as for scholars and interested readers seeking to deepen their knowledge of the Chinese prose tradition. A companion book, How to Read Chinese Prose in Chinese, is designed for Chinese-language learners and features many of the same texts.