On Traces of an Indefinite Article in Assyrian

On Traces of an Indefinite Article in Assyrian

R. Campbell Thompson

Taken from the Preface: ‘In the following pages will be found between thirty and forty extracts from passages in the cuneiform texts, and written both in Babylonian and Assyrian, in which this phenomenon occurs. I have verified every extract with the original documents, where such are preserved in the British Museum, and, printed in the cuneiform type, I now submit them to the consideration of Assyriologists and Semitic scholars in general’.

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An Unabridged Japanese-English Dictionary

An Unabridged Japanese-English Dictionary

F. Brinkley

From the Preface: ‘The present work will, it is hoped, meet an evident need and prove as free from defects and deficiencies as can reasonably be expected under the circumstances. The authors would fain have added an English- Japanese section, but it became apparent that to wait until that were possible must involve very…

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Tamil Self-Taught

Tamil Self-Taught

Don M. De Zilva Wickremasinghe

Teach yourself Tamil. With Roman characters and English phonetic pronunciation. ‘It is primarily intended to supply a working and practical knowledge of the 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.’

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A Phonetic Dictionary of the English Language

A Phonetic Dictionary of the English Language

Hermann Michaelis

Exactly what it says in the title, this is indeed a phonetic dictionary. The English language is notoriously weird, so if you’re looking for help on how to say those words that don’t quite appear what they seem (knight, psychology, etc), then this may be the book you have been looking for. If not, it’s still a pretty cool book to have in your PDF collection.

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An Australian Language as Spoken by the Awabakal

An Australian Language as Spoken by the Awabakal

L. E. Threlkeld

An Australian Language As Spoken By The Awabakal, The People Of Awaba Of Lake Macquarie (Near Newcastle, New South Wales) Being An Account Of Their Language, Traditions, And Customs. From the Editors Preface: ‘This volume is issued by the Government of New South Wales, as a record of the language of native tribes that are rapidly disappearing from the coasts of Eastern Australia’.

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Languages of India Including Aboriginal Tribes of Bengal

Languages of India Including Aboriginal Tribes of Bengal

George Campbell

In this work, Campbell presents a survey of the diverse languages of India, using material obtained usually by British army officers trained by Campbell to collect ‘specimens’ in the course of their normal work. The tabular material is presented with the English words or phrases in one column and their equivalent in the Indian language under discussion in another: most of the languages are represented by more than one dialect, such as…

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A Handbook of Colloquial Japanese

A Handbook of Colloquial Japanese

Basil Hall Chamberlain

As the title says, this is a learning tool for those wishing to learn colloquial Japanese. Chapters cover Pronunciation and Letter Changes, nouns, pronouns, post-position, numerals, adjectives, verbs, and syntax. It also includes short phrases and easy questions and answers.

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Short Egyptian Grammar

Short Egyptian Grammar

Gunther Roeder

This book is a short primer for those interested in learning Ancient Egyptian and who ‘wish to overcome the first difficulties quickly and begin as soon as possible the reading of the easier texts.’ It discusses the Nature of the Language and of its Script, Phonology, Prepositions and Conjunctions, Conditional forms, Syntax, and other forms of grammar. It also contains a list of hieroglyphs.

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