Persian Self-Taught (in Roman Characters) with English Phonetic Pronunciation


Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater

(4.7 stars; 3 reviews)

“This volume is primarily intended to supply a working and practical knowledge of the Persian language, for the benefit of those who have not the time or the inclination to master the grammar, and yet require to use the spoken tongue for purposes of business or pleasure. With this object in view it supplies many vocabularies of words carefully selected to suit the needs of those holding communication with Persia and the Persians, classified according to subject, and a large number of colloquial phrases and sentences of a practical character, similarly classified… This work thus forms a useful and valuable handbook of Persian for tourists and travellers, commercial men, naval and military officers, students and others. We may add that the Persian language is very sweet, and compared with other languages it is easy to master. It has a complete literature of its own. It is not spoken in Persia alone, but in Afghanistan and many parts of India, and is the official language of some of the courts of that country. It is also used in Turkish Arabia (Baghdad), and by educated people in Russian Turkestan.” (Summary from the Preface, by Shaykh Hasan) (8 hr 39 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 3:01 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
01 - The Alphabet and Pronunciation: The Alphabet, The Persi-Arabic Characters,… 11:51 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
02 - [Vocabularies]: (1) The World and its Elements; (2) Land and Water; (3) Mi… 33:10 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
03 - [Vocabularies]: (6) Colours; (7) Times and Seasons; (8) Town and Country; … 31:54 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
04 - [Vocabularies]: (11) Health; (12) Food, Drink and Smoking; (12) Cooking an… 40:24 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
05 - [Vocabularies]: (16) Professions, Trades, etc.; (17) Travelling by Land; (… 48:02 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
06 - [Vocabularies]: (22) Cardinal Numbers; (23) Ordinal Numbers; (24) Collecti… 19:38 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
07 - [Vocabularies]: (25) Adjectives 24:10 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
08 - [Vocabularies]: (26) Verbs 30:27 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
09 - [Vocabularies]: (27) Adverbs, Conjunctions, Prepositions, etc. 22:21 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
10 - [Outline of Persian Grammar]: (1) The Noun 3:35 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
11 - [Outline of Persian Grammar]: (2) The Izāfat (denotes possession); (3) Adj… 6:48 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
12 - [Outline of Persian Grammar]: (4) Personal Pronouns; (5) Possessive Pronou… 11:05 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
13 - [Outline of Persian Grammar]: (8) The Verb 23:53 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
14 - [Outline of Persian Grammar]: (9) Prepositions; (10) Conjunctions, Adverbs 5:56 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
15 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (1) Useful and Necessary Idiomatic… 27:32 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
16 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (2) Expressions of Emotion, etc. 7:25 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
17 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (3) Enquiries 5:24 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
18 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (4) The Railway 12:52 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
19 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (5) The Steamboat 7:59 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
20 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (6) Arrival 4:32 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
21 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (7) The Hotel 21:34 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
22 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (8) Meals 20:04 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
23 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (9) Health 8:42 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
24 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (10) The Time 4:47 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
25 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (11) Correspondance, Post, Telegra… 11:29 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
26 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (12) Notices 5:31 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
27 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (13) In Town 15:43 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
28 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (14) Shopping 13:48 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
29 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (15) Commercial and Trading 18:34 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
30 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (16) Money-Changing 7:30 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
31 - The Lord’s Prayer in Romanized Persian, with literal translation 4:07 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
32 - Money: Persian Coins, Equivalent Values—English, American and Persian, Wei… 6:09 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater

Reviews

very helpful


(4 stars)

This book does what it says; enables anyone to learn Persian on their own after accomplishing the goals represented here, it is fairly easy to add the written alphabet of Persia.