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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Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics With Sign List

Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics With Sign List

E. A. Wallis Budge

This book is a beginner’s manual of the Egyptian hieroglyphic inscription. It contains a short account of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics, and a sketch of the hieroglyphic system of writing and of the general principles which underlie the use of picture signs to express thought. The main facts of Egyptian grammar are given in a series of short chapters, and these are illustrated by numerous brief extracts from hieroglyphic texts…

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An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary Vol 1

An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary Vol 1

E. A. Wallis Budge

With an index of English words, King list, and geographical lists with indexes, list of hieroglyphic characters and coptic and semitic alphabets, this massive tome from the Egyptian expert, E. A. Wallis Budge, is a dream for someone who is interested in ancient Egyptian texts. Contains about 25,000 words and terms.

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An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary Vol 2

An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary Vol 2

E. A. Wallis Budge

Volume 2. With an index of English words, King list, and geographical lists with indexes, list of hieroglyphic characters and coptic and semitic alphabets, this massive tome from the Egyptian expert, E. A. Wallis Budge, is a dream for someone who is interested in ancient Egyptian texts. Contains about 25,000 words and terms.

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An Egyptian Reading Book

An Egyptian Reading Book

E. A. Wallis Budge

This is exactly what the title says: An Egyptian Reading Book. The catch being that in order to read it, you need to be Egyptian. And by Egyptian, I mean Ancient Egyptian. Or someone who is well versed in hieroglyphs. Apart from the Preface and the footnotes, this entire book is written in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Which doesn’t make it any less awesome. It’s a fantastic book to have, if only to look through and try your hand at…

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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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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 Lecture on the Study of Comparative Philology

A Lecture on the Study of Comparative Philology

A. H. Sayce

It is with a certain feeling of diffidence that I come before you to-day. The place which I now occupy has been occupied so often, and so much more worthily, by one of those masters and moulders of words who can throw the charm of interest and eloquence over the driest and most technical of questions, that I cannot help fearing lest the study I have at heart will lose from the short-comings of its advocate. The inevitable comparison will suggest…

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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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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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