A Beginners' Guide to Tajiki

A Beginners' Guide to Tajiki

By: Azim Baizoyev (author), John Hayward (author)Hardback

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This is a conversational approach to the teaching and learning of the Tajiki language. It uses authentic language material to help learners as they proceed through its topic-based lessons. Its emphasis on the spoken language promotes oral fluency alongside written skills. Both lessons and appendices present new vocabulary and grammar simply and recycle material to provide opportunities for both controlled and free language learning. The appendices include not only lists of useful information and samples of commonly needed letters and speeches but also an invaluable introduction to Tajiki grammar and a comprehensive Tajiki-English dictionary of all the book's vocabulary - over 4500 definitions.

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Contents

Official Preface Translation of the Official Preface Editor's Preface 1. Lesson 1: The Tajiki Alphabet, Transcription, Stress 2. Lesson 2: Forms of Address, Getting Acquainted, Grammar Personal Pronouns, The Inflectional Suffix "Izofat", Possessive Determiners, Pronominal Suffixes, The Copula 3. Lesson 3: Family, Grammar Present-Future Tense, Simple Questions, The Conjunction 4. Lesson 4: Education - Professions, Grammar More Present-Future Tense, Plural Forms of Nouns 5. Lesson 5: House - Courtyard - Garden, Grammar Prepositions, The Direct Object Marker, Question Particles, Imperatives 6. Lesson 6: House - Courtyard - Garden (continued), Grammar Indefinite Nouns, Infinitives, Present-Future Tense, Simple Past Tense, Reading 7. Lesson 7: Time - Seasons - Weather, Grammar Numbers, Reading 8. Lesson 8: Countries - Nationalities - Languages, Grammar Descriptive Past, Comparatives and Superlatives, Derivational Suffixes 9. Lesson 9: Parts of the Body, Grammar Compound Verbs, Active and Passive Verbs, Absolute Future Tense, Reading 10. Lesson 10: The City - The Street, Grammar The Past Participle, Present Continuous Tense, Modal Verbs 11. Lesson 11: Market, Grammar Derivational Affixes (continued), The conditional mood, Reading 12. Lesson 12: At the Shop, Grammar Narrative, Past Perfect Tense 13. Lesson 13: At the Restaurant, Cafe, and Tea-House, Grammar More Compound Verbs, More Pronouns, Reading 14. Lesson 14: In the Hotel, Grammar Complex Sentences: Conjunctions, "Fundamental" and "Causal" Verbs, Reading 15. Lesson 15: At the Office - On the Telephone, Grammar Exclamations and Words of Emotion, Reading 16. Lesson 16: Free Time - Visiting as a Guest, Grammar Subordinate Clauses, Subordinate Clauses of Time, The Past Continuous Tense, Reading 17. Lesson 17: At the Doctor's, Folk Medicine, Grammar Subordinate Clauses of Cause, Subordinate Clauses of Purpose, Subordinate Clauses of Condition, Reading 18. Lesson 18: Animals, Grammar Subordinate Clauses of Quantity and Degree, Subordinate Clauses of Concession, Reading 19. Lesson 19: Holidays - Celebrations - Ceremonies, Grammar Subordinate Clauses of Location, Multiple Complex Sentences, Reading 20. Lesson 20: Law - Politics, International Relations, Grammar Verbal adverb, Direct and Indirect Speech, Reading 21. Lesson 21: Tourism - Nature, Grammar Word Construction, Descriptive Use of Present-Future Tense, Reading Answers to Lesson 1 Exercises Appendices: Cities and Regions of Tajikistan, The Most Common Tajiki Names I. Model: official letters II. Model: informal letters III. Model: congratulations IV. Model: invitations V. Model: announcements VI. Model: condolences VII. Model: recommendations Tajiki Jokes, Poetry Selections, A Brief Introduction To Tajiki Grammar, Phonetics, Vowels, Consonants, Stress, Some Sound Changes, Morphology, Nouns, Singular and Plural Nouns, Arabic Plurals, Indefinite Article and Defining Suffix, Nominal Derivational Affixes, Adjectives, Adj

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/10/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780415315975
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 386
  • ID: 9780415315975
  • weight: 907
  • ISBN10: 0415315972

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