ERIC Number: ED032547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Mar
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Persian; An Introduction to Colloquial Kabul Persian.
Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.
This beginning text is designed to teach the student to speak and understand modern Kabul (Afghan) Persian. (It is suggested that the materials be studied with a native speaker of Kabul Persian.) Chapter I presents the vowels and consonants in initial, medial, and final position, with a brief description of their articulation and their closest English equivalents. Chapter II presents common greetings and expressions, with cultural notes on usage, a paradigm of the verb "work," and a note on intonation. Following chapters each contain a vocabulary section presented in English and in phonemic transcription (no Persian script is used), followed by sentence patterns in which the words are used in context. The vocabulary items in each lesson are topic-oriented, covering such areas as time, numbers, measures, food, the household, the family, the bazaar, and geography. Each lesson ends with a proverb glossed in English; the text concludes with a listing of common verbs and their principle parts. Linguistic terminology is minimal. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (AMM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Cultural Context, Dialect Studies, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Persian, Phonemic Alphabets, Phonology, Pronunciation, Proverbs, Standard Spoken Usage, Translation, Vocabulary
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Authoring Institution: Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.