A Grammar of the Persian Language to Which Is Added a Selection of Easy Extracts for Reading Together with a Copious Vocabulary

A Grammar of the Persian Language to Which Is Added a Selection of Easy Extracts for Reading Together with a Copious Vocabulary

By (author) 

List price: US$12.32

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...similar to that which prevails in most of the European languages. The words so derived are. chiefly substantives and adjectives, together with a few verbs and adverbs, all of which we shall notice in their order. 1st.--OF SUBSTANTIVES. a. Substantives denoting an agent or performer are derived from other substantives by adding the terminations or or j j as, from j$ "a door," or "a door-keeper"; from do J-"service," &cjj. "a servant or attendant"; so, from jj "gold," Jijj "a goldsmith, or worker in gold." In modern Persian, the termination (apparently from the Turkish) is some times met with; as, from JjjJ: "a musket," jij-"a musketeer." 6. Names relating to the place of any thing are formed by adding Jo, wta, Jj, and j$; as, wbi " a place abounding with lions," from "a lion"; wb "a candlestick," from "a candle or lamp"; U$ "a rose-bed," from j "a rose or flower"; so, from ja "a stone," "a place abounding with stones." c. Diminutives are formed by adding for names of animals; aj (sometimes tj.) for inanimate beings; and or jS, applicable to any nouns; thus, cJi/o "a little man," from "a man'; sjjb "a small grain," from a3b "a grain"; sjgjS "a little door or window," from5 "a door." d. An Abstract Noun may be formed from any adjective, simple or compound, by the addition of--ma'ruf; as, j "goodness," from jjo "good;" b eJv?-"e possessing of the world," "royalty," fromb y-"world-possessing," an epithet applied to monarchs. By adding--to appellative nouns an...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803272
  • 9781236803276