An Easy Introduction to the Study of Hindustan Words; In Which the English Alphabet Is Adapted to the Expression of Hindustan Words, with a Full Synt

An Easy Introduction to the Study of Hindustan Words; In Which the English Alphabet Is Adapted to the Expression of Hindustan Words, with a Full Synt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...se 'through the forty doors;' chdliswen darwdze ki rah sc 'by way of the fortieth door;' bis ashrafi-dn 'twenty ashraffs;' gydrah badre ashrafi-on be 'eleven bags of ashrafis;' sdton kawdkib men 'among the seven planets;' do darivcsh kd ahwdl 'the adventures of two darveshes;' chdron be-nawd-on kd mdjard 'the adventures of the four mendicants;' un pdnchon ki dnkhon men 'in the eyes of those five;' chdron taraf se 'from all four sides;' hazdrm Anton par 'on a thousand camels;' hazdron guldni 'a thousand slaves;' us ke ghar men sdt beti-dn paidd hu-bi 'in his house were born seven daughters;' ye sdton belj-dn ' these seven daughters.' 306. To express any aggregate of numbers indeterminately or generally, it is usual in English, when a low number is intended, to take two numbers consecutively, placing the lowest first; thus, 'two or three, ' 'three or four: ' but in Hindustani it is not common to take consecutive numbers, and the highest may sometimes be placed first; thus, das pdnch rind 'ten or five (for five or ten) rogues;' punch sdt sipdhl 'five or seven soldiers.' In higher numbers the idiom is often like the English; thus, pachas sdth b'irjhe 'fifty or sixty bighis.' 307. Ek placed after a high number is often equivalent to our 'about: ' thus, pachds ek 'about fifty;' ka-i ek ' some few.' SYNTAX OF PRONOUNS. The syntax of pronouns has been partially explained at rr. 56-64, and the concord of the relative pronoun at r. 236. 308. Although the forms inerd, terd, uskd, from the three pronouns main 'I, ' tu ' thou, ' wuh or yih 'he, ' are generally used as pronominal adjectives, to express 'my, ' 'thy, ' 'his, ' he, yet they are also employed in prose as the genitives of those pronouns, to express ' of me, ' ' of thee, ' 'of him, ' &c.;show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865081
  • 9781236865083