Teach Yourself Beginner's Hindi Script: Category:Writing Support (TY Beginner's Scripts)

Teach Yourself Beginner's Hindi Script: Category:Writing Support (TY Beginner's Scripts)

by Dr Rupert Snell (Author)


The Hindi Script - called Devanagari - is a beautifully logical writing system. Its phonetic arrangement makes it quite easy to learn, and once you know the basic four dozen (or so) characters, you will be well on your way to reading the signs, posters, notices, street names, signposts and advertisements that are part of the everyday scene in North India. Beginner's Hindi Script introduces Devanagari in the traditional order. The characters are introduced one by one in phonetic groups, steadily building up your ability to read and write. The book also gives you some information on the cultural orientation of the language, explaining where Hindi belongs in the history of Indian languages, and showing where its words come from. There are hints for authentic handwriting skills and plenty of exercises throughout so that you can practise what you've learnt. Examples from real-life signs, notices and advertisements show you the language in context. The book is intended for beginners who are starting to learn Hindi from scratch, and who need guidance in pronunciation as well as in reading and writing. But it can also be used by those who already know something of the spoken language - perhaps learned from family or from Hindi films - and who wish to add an ability to read and write. The leader in self-learning with more than 300 titles, covering all subjects. Be where you want to be with Teach Yourself .


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Teach Yourself
Published: 30 Apr 2003

ISBN 10: 0340860227
ISBN 13: 9780340860229

Author Bio
Rupert Snell is former Reader in Hindi and Chair of Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.