ERIC Number: ED034993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Course in Baluchi. Volume Two
Barker, Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman; Mengal, Aqil Khan
Volume Two contains Units XXI through XXX of the Baluchi course. Unit XXI introduces the Arabic script as adapted for Baluchi. Special conventions, abbreviations, numerals, and punctuation symbols are discussed next, and several sections are devoted to the orthography of certain substantive and verbal affies. A series of reading drills which recapitulate portions of the "Basic Sentences" given in phonemic script in Units I through XX follows and provides both reading practice and review of earlier materials. Units XXII through XXVIII contain texts in Baluchi script. The first four of these units consist of fables and short essays written by the authors. The texts of Units XXVII and XXVIII are taken from actual publications; they include a traditional folktale, a modern short story, and a newspaper editorial. Text sections in each of these units are followed by a "Serial Vocabulary" of all new items listed in order of their appearance in the texts. A section of grammatical and lexical drills (in the Baluchi script) ends each of these six units. The last two units present samples of classical and modern poetry. After a brief introduction, each selection is given in the Baluchi script. A serial vocabulary, notes on the meter, and a literal prose translation of the piece is given for each sample. (Authors/DO)
Descriptors: Baluchi, Cultural Context, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Pattern Drills (Language), Poetry, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Vocabulary, Writing (Composition), Written Language
McGill University Press, 3458 Redpath Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec). Inst. of Islamic Studies.