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108 SANSKRIT FLASH CARDS W/CD

108 SANSKRIT FLASH CARDS W/CD

Author: BACHMAN, NICOLAI
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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

Author: SCHEINDLIN, 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

Author: 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

Author: COLANERI, JOHN
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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

    Author: LANGE, ROLAND
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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

    Author: WOHLBERG
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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
  • 501 SPANISH VERBS 8th Edition

    501 SPANISH VERBS 8th Edition

    Author: KENDRIS, CHRISTOPHER
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    The new eighth edition of Barron's 501 Spanish Verbs shows students, travelers, and adult learners exactly how to use the 501 most common and useful Spanish verbs in all 15 tenses and moods. Fluency in Spanish starts with knowledge of verbs, and the authors provide clear, easy-to-use guidance. Each verb is listed alphabetically in easy-to-follow chart form--one verb per page with its English translation.

    501 Spanish Verbs also includes:

  • The 55 most essential Spanish verbs used in context
  • More than 2,200 additional regular verbs conjugated like the book's 501 model verbs
  • Verbs in idiomatic phrases
  • Passive and active voice formations
  • Updated sentences demonstrating Spanish verb usage in all tenses
  • Exercises in Spanish verb usage with answers
  • Even more entries in the English-Spanish verb index Information covering impersonal verbs, weather expressions, and more
  • Online audio to help you review verb formation and usage
  • ABC ETYMOLOGICAL DICCTIONARY OF OLD CHINESE

    ABC ETYMOLOGICAL DICCTIONARY OF OLD CHINESE

    Author: 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

    Author: WRIGHT, W.
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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.
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    ATTICA: INTERMEDIATE CLASSICAL GREEK: READINGS, REVIEW, AND EXERCISES

    Author: CLAXTON, CYNTHIA L.
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    Effective as either a primary or secondary textbook, Attica: Intermediate Classical Greek fills a gap in the available materials by simultaneously providing a much-needed grammar review and an introduction to primary texts that students will be working with in the second and third year of study. Through comprehensive exercises, extensive explanatory notes, and an ancillary website with additional materials, this text gives students the skills they need to become comfortable with advanced second-year literary material.
    BANTAM NEW COLLEGE GERMAN DICTIONARY

    BANTAM NEW COLLEGE GERMAN DICTIONARY

    Author: 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

    Author: ROSE-INN
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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.
    BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SEMI-CURSIVE SCRIPT: AN INTRODUCTION TO SEMI-CURSIVE SCRIPT (XINGSHU)

    BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SEMI-CURSIVE SCRIPT: AN INTRODUCTION TO SEMI-CURSIVE SCRIPT (XINGSHU)

    Author: BIN, ZHOU
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    Perfect for beginners, this calligraphy book teaches over 100 Chinese paintings and calligraphies along with historical and cultural information.

    Chinese calligraphy is a unique visual art form that can be appreciated regardless of having previous knowledge of Chinese characters. While modern Chinese calligraphy consists of five styles, this book focuses on the semi-cursive script, a practical style that emphasizes the transition and structure between strokes.

    The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy Semi-Cursive Script teaches how to write the practical and artistic semi-cursive script. Based on the style of Zhao Mengfu, a master of semi-cursive script, you will learn the distinct features of the script and what exemplifies the semi-cursive style. This guide, with step by step illustrations, reduces the difficulty for beginners to learn Chinese calligraphy and is truly a must for Chinese calligraphy amateurs.

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    BEGINNING BIBLICAL HEBREW: Intentionality and Grammar

    Author: SACKS, ROBERT
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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

    BEGINNING SANSKRIT VOLUME 3

    Author: KILLINGLEY, DERMOT
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    CHINA: EMPIRE OF LIVING SYMBOLS

    Author: LINDQVIST
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    CHINESE

    CHINESE

    Author: MOORE OL
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    Any account of reading the Chinese past is enriched by the fact that Chinese writing is both ancient and current. No other writing system of antiquity enjoys this benefit. Since the emergence of the earliest discernible process of writing, in northern China around 1200 b.c., the Chinese system has been used by millions of speakers, and today more people speak a Chinese language than any other. In his accessible, straightforward book, Oliver Moore demystifies one of the world's oldest writing systems, introducing the basic principles of the language, the formation of written characters, and the ways these characters have developed. Drawing on evidence from numerous artifacts in the British Museum and elsewhere, he describes, chronologically, several of the major scripts used to write on each material, from the earliest oracle bones to calligraphic works of art.

    Moore defines the Chinese language both as a member of an East Asian language family and as a broad term covering quite distinct variations in speech within the borders of modern China. He discusses how the Chinese writing system works today, demonstrating how it exerts its influence far beyond the traditional borders of China. The last chapter illustrates instances of Chinese characters borrowed to write non-Chinese languages.

    Chinese Characters 3rd Edition

    Chinese Characters 3rd Edition

    Author: 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 SCRIPT: HISTORY, CHARACTERS, CALLIGRAPHY

    CHINESE SCRIPT: HISTORY, CHARACTERS, CALLIGRAPHY

    Author: HÖLLMANN, THOMAS O.
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    In this brisk and accessible history, sinologist Thomas O. Höllmann explains the development of the Chinese writing system and its importance in literature, religion, art, and other aspects of culture. Spanning the earliest epigraphs and oracle bones to writing and texting on computers and mobile phones today, Chinese Script is a wide-ranging and versatile introduction to the complexity and beauty of written text and calligraphy in the Chinese world.

    Höllmann delves into the origins of Chinese script and its social and political meanings across millennia of history. He recounts the social history of the writing system; written and printed texts; and the use of writing materials such as paper, silk, ink, brush, and printing techniques. The book sheds light on the changing role of literacy and education; the politics of orthographic reform; and the relationship of Chinese writing to non-Han Chinese languages and cultures. Höllmann explains the inherent complexity of Chinese script, demonstrating why written Chinese expresses meaning differently than oral language and the subtleties of the relationship between spoken word and written text. He explores calligraphy as an art, the early letter press, and other ways of visually representing Chinese languages. Chinese Script also provides handy illustrations of the concepts discussed, showing how ideographs function and ways to decipher them visually.

    CHINESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY

    CHINESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY

    Author: CHIK HON
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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.
    CLASSICAL CHINESE FOR EVERYONE: A GUIDE FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

    CLASSICAL CHINESE FOR EVERYONE: A GUIDE FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

    Author: VAN NORDEN, BRYAN W
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    In just thirteen brief, accessible chapters, this engaging little book takes "absolute beginners" from the most basic questions about the language (e.g., what does a classical Chinese character look like?) to reading and understanding selections from classical Chinese philosophical texts and Tang dynasty poetry.

    "An outstanding introduction to reading classical Chinese. Van Norden does a wonderful job of clearly explaining the basics of classical Chinese, and he carefully takes the reader through beautifully chosen examples from the textual tradition. An invaluable work." --Michael Puett, Harvard University

    CLASSICAL CHINESE READER

    CLASSICAL CHINESE READER

    Author: SYROKOMLA-STEFANOWSKA, A.D.
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    A Classical Chinese Reader is the result of many years of teaching at the University of Sydney. When I first started teaching, there was little to help the undergraduate student embarking on the study of Classical Chinese. In response to student pleas, I started to provide vocabularies and grammatical notes and finally decided to publish my notes. --From the Preface
    CLASSICAL TIBETAN READER: SELECTIONS FROM RENOWNED WORKS WITH CUSTOM GLOSSARIES

    CLASSICAL TIBETAN READER: SELECTIONS FROM RENOWNED WORKS WITH CUSTOM GLOSSARIES

    Author: BENTOR, YAEL
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    A Classical Tibetan Reader answers a long-standing need for well chosen readings to accompany courses in classical Tibetan language. Professor Bentor has built her Tibetan reader out of time-tested selections from texts that she has worked with while teaching classical Tibetan over the past twenty years. She has assembled here a selection of Tibetan narratives, organized to introduce students of the language to complex material gradually, and to arm them with ample reference materials in the form of glossaries customized to individual readings.

    Instructors will find this reader an invaluable tool for preparing lesson plans and providing high-quality reading material to their students. Students, too, will find the selections contained in the reader engaging. Even novice readers of Tibetan will feel welcomed and encouraged, thanks to the author's astute judgment of student capacity.

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    Collins Robert French Unabridged Dictionary, 9th Edition

    Author: HarperCollins Publishers
    $55.00
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    With more than 820,000 entries and translations, the Collins Robert French Unabridged Dictionary, 9th Edition is the most authoritative French bilingual dictionary on the market. With thousands of contemporary technical, political, and business terms, the ninth edition of the Collins Robert French Unabridged Dictionary is an indispensable resource for students and scholars, and truly represents the foremost authority on the language of today.

    COMPANION TO GONDA SANSKRIT REV.

    Author: PERRY, BRUCE
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    COMPLETE SANSKRIT BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE COURSE

    Author: COULSON, MICHAEL
    $39.99
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    Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Sanskrit offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate the inscriptions and texts from this ancient and religiously significant Indian language.

    Structured around authentic material, and introducing the Devangari script for those who wish to take their understanding further, this first updated new edition for some twenty years also features:

    -15 learning units plus glossary and reference section
    -Authentic materials - language taught through key texts
    -Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Sanskrit grammar and vocabulary
    -Covers Devangari script
    -A new Preface and updated further resources
    -Additional learning activities
    -Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress

    Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

    CONCISE DICTIONARY NEW TESTAMENT GREEK

    CONCISE DICTIONARY NEW TESTAMENT GREEK

    Author: TRENCHARD, WARREN C.
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    This Dictionary provides students, pastors, and others with an invaluable source of word meanings and English glosses for the entire vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. In addition to reflecting the complete range of semantic uses and nuances, it identifies the part of speech, lists cognate key words, notes principal parts for each verb, and cites the NT reference for each word used only once.
    CONCISE ELEMENTARY GRAMMAR OF THE SANSKRIT LANGUAGE

    CONCISE ELEMENTARY GRAMMAR OF THE SANSKRIT LANGUAGE

    Author: GONDA, JAN
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    A standard course book for students of linguistics.
    CUNEIFORM: ANCIENT SCRIPTS

    CUNEIFORM: ANCIENT SCRIPTS

    Author: FINKEL, IRVING
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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.
    DEVAVANIPRAVESIKA: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SANSKRIT LANGUAGE

    DEVAVANIPRAVESIKA: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SANSKRIT LANGUAGE

    Author: GOLDMAN AND SUTHERLAND
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    DICTIONARY OF NEW MEXICO AND SOUTHERN COLORADO SPANISH REVISED AND EXPANDED

    Author: COBOS, RUBEN
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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

    Author: 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

    Author: 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

    Author: ABBOUD
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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

    Author: STERN, GUY
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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

    Author: BARRONS
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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.

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    GESENIUS' HEBREW GRAMMAR

    Author: 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

    Author: SNELL, RUPERT
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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

    Author: SMYTH, HERBERT
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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.
    GREEK-ENGLISH LEXICON OF THE NEW TESTAMENT AND THE EARLY CHRISTIAN LITERATURE

    GREEK-ENGLISH LEXICON OF THE NEW TESTAMENT AND THE EARLY CHRISTIAN LITERATURE

    Author: BAUER
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    Described as an invaluable reference work (Classical Philology) and a tool indispensable for the study of early Christian literature (Religious Studies Review) in its previous edition, this new updated American edition of Walter Bauer's Wörterbuch zu den Schriften des Neuen Testaments builds on its predecessor's staggering deposit of extraordinary erudition relating to Greek literature from all periods. Including entries for many more words, the new edition also lists more than 25,000 additional references to classical, intertestamental, Early Christian, and modern literature.

    In this edition, Frederick W. Danker's broad knowledge of Greco-Roman literature, as well as papyri and epigraphs, provides a more panoramic view of the world of Jesus and the New Testament. Danker has also introduced a more consistent mode of reference citation, and has provided a composite list of abbreviations to facilitate easy access to this wealth of information.

    Perhaps the single most important lexical innovation of Danker's edition is its inclusion of extended definitions for Greek terms. For instance, a key meaning of episkopos was defined in the second American edition as overseer; Danker defines it as one who has the responsibility of safeguarding or seeing to it that something is done in the correct way, guardian. Such extended definitions give a fuller sense of the word in question, which will help avoid both anachronisms and confusion among users of the lexicon who may not be native speakers of English.

    Danker's edition of Bauer's Wörterbuch will be an indispensable guide for Biblical and classical scholars, ministers, seminarians, and translators.

    GUIDE BIBLICAL HEBREW SYNTAX

    Author: ARNOLD B
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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)

    Author: 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

    Author: ZONG-QI CAI
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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.

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    HOW TO WRITE TIBETAN CALLIGRAPHY: The Alphabet and Beyond

    Author: ELLIOTT, SANJE
    $16.95
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    In Tibetan Calligraphy, Sanje Elliott shows us how to capture the elegance and grace of Tibetan calligraphy without prior knowledge of either Tibetan language or calligraphy. This beautiful book includes many prayers, mantras, and seed syllables to copy and study. Perfect for practitioners, artists, and anyone interested in the Tibetan language.
    IN THE BEGINNING: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE

    IN THE BEGINNING: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE

    Author: HOFFMAN, JOEL M.
    $26.00
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    Hebrew as a language is just over 3,000 years old, and the story of its alphabet is unique among the languages of the world. Hebrew set the stage for almost every modern alphabet, and was arguably the first written language simple enough for everyone, not just scribes, to learn, making it possible to make a written record available to the masses for the first time.
    Written language has existed for so many years--since around 3500 BCE--that most of us take it for granted. But as Hoffman reveals in this entertaining and informative work, even the idea that speech can be divided into units called "words" and that these words can be represented with marks on a page, had to be discovered. As Hoffman points out, almost every modern system of writing descends from Hebrew; by studying the history of this language, we can learn a good deal about how we express ourselves today.
    Hoffman follows and decodes the adventure that is the history of Hebrew, illuminating how the written record has survived, the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient translations, and attempts to determine how the language actually sounded. He places these developments into a historical context, and shows their continuing impact on the modern world.
    This sweeping history traces Hebrew's development as one of the first languages to make use of vowels. Hoffman also covers the dramatic story of the rebirth of Hebrew as a modern, spoken language.
    Packed with lively information about language and linguistics and history, In the Beginning is essential reading for both newcomers and scholars interested in learning more about Hebrew and languages in general.

    INTRO TO KORANIC AND CLASSICAL ARABIC

    INTRO TO KORANIC AND CLASSICAL ARABIC

    Author: THACKSTON, WHEELER M.
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    Cultural Studies. Reference. W. M. Thackston's AN INTRODUCTION TO KORANIC AND CLASSICAL ARABIC is an elementary-level grammar of standard classical Arabic, the literary norm of the Arabic language that has not changed appreciably in fourteen hundred years. An indispensable tool for all who are interested in Islamic religion, science, and literature, the language presented in this book will enable the learner to study firsthand the primary sources of Islamic civilization and the classics of the Islamic Near East. W. M. Thackston is Professor of the Practice in Persian and Other Near Eastern Languages at Harvard University, where he has taught Persian and Arabic for over twenty years. Author of numerous books and articles on the languages and literatures of the Near East, his works include a new English translation of the Baburnama, A Century of Princes: Sources on Timurid History and Art, and Tales from Luristan: Tales, Fables and Folk Poetry from the Lur of Bala-Gariva.
    JAPANESE KANJI MADE EASY: LEARN 1,000 KANJI AND KANA THE FUN AND EASY WAY (INCLUDES AUDIO CD)

    JAPANESE KANJI MADE EASY: LEARN 1,000 KANJI AND KANA THE FUN AND EASY WAY (INCLUDES AUDIO CD)

    Author: KLUEMPER, MICHAEL L.
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    This highly-visual book introduces an effective new method to learn over 1,000 Japanese kanji characters using visual stimuli and pictographs.

    Learning the fundamental kanji characters used to write Japanese can be challenging, but this book is designed to speed up learning by presenting the 1,000 most common characters using a mnemonic approach. In a fun and accessible way to learn Japanese, each kanji is associated with memorable visual and verbal clues. For example, the Japanese character for person is superimposed over a sketch of a smiling man. The visual clue is "a person standing on two legs." By seeing the distinctive shape of the kanji, learners create a mental image of its meaning.

    Each character is presented as part of a group of characters which share similar traits. These groups use common root symbols known as radicals; they are also categorized by themes such as colors, numbers, animals, or body parts. Pronunciations, meanings and common vocabulary compounds are provided for each character in the group. Mnemonic clues are also given for the basic 92 hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols. A free audio CD helps you learn pronunciation for all of the characters and vocabulary in this book. The introduction explains the basic history and structure of the kanji.

    Key feature of this Japanese kanji book include:

  • Hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols
  • Easy-to-remember drawings and stories for ALL characters
  • Thousands of vocabulary words
  • Audio CD for pronunciation practice
  • All disc content is alternatively accessible on tuttlepublishing.com/downloadable-content.

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    KANJIPICTOGRAPHIX DRAGON BOOK: Blood, Fire and Spirit

    Author: ROWLEY, MICHAEL
    $9.95
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    Kanji come to life with over 250 graphically illustrated mnemonics for learning essential Japanese characters. Colorful pages are filled with horses and tigers, palaces and pulpits, kings and lunatics, samurai and wizards. A world of soldiers, swords, spies, demons, fire, smoke, gushing blood, and dragons with claws and fangs.


    While the format looks and feels more like a colorful story book than a textbook, KanjiPictoGraphix Dragon Book taps powerful learning methods derived from Rowley's career as an educational therapist and professor of information design.


    The book begins with an 'Elements' chart of the building blocks of Japanese written language. Pages are organized into clusters of characters with common elements and meanings. The result is a semantic, meaningful narrative that makes learning the complex written forms easy to understand and remember. The hundreds of visual mnemonics draw upon a combination of visuals with genuine etymological roots along with contemporary visual interpretations to help you learn to read Japanese kanji quickly and joyfully.


    Kanji are over 2,000 years old, so you will see some non-PC imagery that reflects ancient ideas about religion, women, men, children, animals, and old people. Rather than whitewash this, the book illustrates the meanings and ideas of an ancient, beautiful, and, at times, provocative language.


    Michael Rowley is the founder and creative director at VizCab.com, a family-run print and mobile media design and branding business in Silicon Valley, California. He is the author of KanjiPictoGraphix for iPhone and iPad. His Twitter feed @KanjPicto distills and dissects the meanings of Japanese kanji vocabulary words. Early in his career Michael worked as an educational therapist at the Dannen School at La Cañada, taught English at Chaminade University Tokyo, digital imaging at The American Film Institute in Hollywood, and information design at Art Center Pasadena. He lives with his sweetheart, Kiki, and their four dogs and is a volunteer at ProjectRescueMe.com, an organization to rescue animals and end petlessness.


    LATIN GRAMMAR

    LATIN GRAMMAR

    Author: MAIDHOFF, RAFFAELA
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    This brand-new textbook for students of classical literature presents a comprehensive summary of Latin grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure. Students are introduced to nouns in all genders and declensions, verbs in all conjugations and tenses, vocabulary, and bilingual passages that demonstrate classical Latin sentence structure. This book presents students with a very useful complement to their studies of classical Latin texts, such as Julius Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic Wars, the poetry of Virgil, and other literary works from the bards of ancient Rome.
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    LATIN INSCRIPTIONS: ANCIENT SCRIPTS

    Author: BOOMS, DIRK
    $18.95
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    Visitors to museums or ancient Roman sites are often confronted with Latin texts inscribed on objects or buildings from classical antiquity. To the uninitiated such Latin inscriptions can appear daunting -- a jumble of letters seemingly without structure or meaning. However, since they were meant to be understood by all levels of ancient Roman society, even those who couldn't read, these ancient inscriptions followed strict grammatical rules and standardized abbreviations that could be easily decoded.

    This book will teach readers -- even those with no knowledge of Latin -- how to decipher these ancient messages. Each illustrated inscription is accompanied by a transcription, a transliteration in which all abbreviations are spelled out, a translation, and finally an interpretation of the text's meaning and significance.

    Even the smallest piece of information in an inscription can aid classicists in reconstructing the daily lives of Romans, especially those less visible in the archaeological record: the poor, slaves, and women. In conveying devastation at the death of a loved one, comradery among soldiers, or the key events in individual lives, inscriptions can reveal much about ancient Roman history and culture.