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ERIC Number: ED112663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Urdu and English Wordbook.
Alli, William E.
This wordbook was prepared to help carry out the policy of the Agency for International Development to encourage Americans stationed abroad to learn the official language at their duty post. The book is intended to be a supplemental text for both private individual study and formal classroom instruction. The bulk of the publication is made up of the 2 sections English Vocabulary and Urdu Vocabulary, each containing about 3,000 entries. The words have been chosen on the basis of frequency of use and relevance, the intention being to help the student grasp the pronunciation and meaning of the most common Urdu words. The Urdu words are presented in Lahori Roman Urdu (LRU), which is any Roman Urdu system which combines "basic" Roman letters with traditional Arabic diacritical marks. The LRU in this book contains 8 of these special letters plus 29 other letters. The term 'Lahori' is used because the system was first developed in Lahore. The phonetic dictionary section is preceded by a short history and description of LRU and notes on pronunciation and spelling. It is supplemented by lists of numerical, monetary, compass and calendar terms, personal names, kinship terms, geographical names, conversational phrases, selected grammar tables and lists, plus other information designed to be useful to foreign visitors in Pakistan. (Author/TL)
Descriptors: Alphabets, Diacritical Marking, Dictionaries, English, Form Classes (Languages), Geography, Grammar, Hindi, Indo European Languages, Language Instruction, Letters (Alphabet), Morphology (Languages), Nouns, Numbers, Orthographic Symbols, Pronunciation, Romanization, Second Language Learning, Spelling, Syntax, Urdu, Verbs, Vocabulary, Word Lists
William E. Alli, 2803 Baker Lane, Bowie, Maryland 20715 (free of charge)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan