Read and Write Urdu Script
Delacy (Richard)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

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  1. Master Urdu script with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. Read and write Urdu script is a clear step-by-step guide to the written language, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how it works in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning. This new edition has an easy-to-read page design.
  2. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course.
  3. Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design:
    • Author Insights: Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
    • Useful Vocabulary: Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.
    • Test Yourself: Tests in the book to keep track of your progress.
    • Try This: Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Contents
  1. Development of Urdu script from Arabic – x
  2. Connecting and non-connecting characters – xi
  3. Nasta'liq and naskh styles of Urdu script – xiv
  4. Representing the short vowels – 4
  5. Reading and writing practice – 6
  6. Punctuation – 33
  7. Nazalisation – 42
  8. Pronunciation of ’ain – 93
  9. Reading a restaurant bill – 100
  10. The functions of hamza – 105
  11. Decimals and fractions – 127
  12. Dates, days and months (Christian and Muslim calendars) – 129

BOOK COMMENT:

Teach Yourself; Bilingual edition (30 July 2010)



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