Persian Grammar : For Reference and Revision Paperback
by John Mace
This is a book for reference and revision, especially for those in the early stages of studying the Persian language.
It uses the official reformed spelling, and gives attention to handwriting, educated standard and educated colloquial pronunciation, and the important polite forms.
The grammar is explained with copious examples, all shown both in Persian script and in Roman transliteration.
The grammatical themes are grouped logically, and there are cross-references, appendices and a subject index to facilitate the search for the right form.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/08/2002
- Category: Grammar & vocabulary
- ISBN: 9780700716951
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Review by Subcomputer
This book is best described as an extensive cheatsheet to Persian. It is intended to accompany other books, and is thus light on vocabulary, drills, and self-tests. However I've found it to be a fantastic guide, and constantly refer to it. It is structured to follow along as you are learning; it starts out with the alphabet showing the alternative forms of many letters, then a brief section nastaliq and shekasteh, before moving on to plurals, ownership, then verbs, ezafeh, and other more advanced topics. Definitely one to have, in general anyone who has used or looked through my copy has been impressed, even native speakers.