An Introduction to Persian has 38 ratings and 5 reviews. Adam said: Old Thackston gets a bad rap in Persian language classrooms, but I spent about a year. An introduction to Persian / Wheeler M. Thackston. — Rev. 4th ed. p. cm. ISBN (alk. paper) Persian language — Grammar. I. Tide. Wheeler M. Thackston is Professor of Persian and other Near East This is why W.M. Thackston’s An Introduction to Persian should be welcomed by students.

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In handwriting the re shape goes directly down from the writing line, while dal goes up and then down, but not as far down as the re.

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Read across from right to left. The tashdid is usually omitted, although it may be provided occasionally where ambiguity might arise.

The ezafe construction is also used to link two v syntactically related nouns or noun and pronoun. That is, in either case the equational verb follows the demonstrative immediately. Each lesson is provided with specific exercises and drills for the major grammatical and syntactical points introduced therein.

An Introduction to Persian

A member of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo- European family, this language is called New Persian to distinguish it from Old Persian, the language of the Achaemenid Empire 6th-4th centuries b. The upstroke into the dal is mandatory. He cannot have done that thing.


Attributive adjectives normally follow the nouns they modify. How na times have you gone there? Justin Mayfield rated it really liked it Jan 25, Did you see Iran? In its present form Persian emerged during the tenth century of our era and, with the exception of certain items of vocabulary and a very few features of grammar and syntax, has changed remarkably little since then. When we were going to that village, we got lost three times.

Persian lacks gender distinction altogether. V Yhackston ta I Ij Juu- chand ta baradar darid? Where all have you been? I want to go. Its inflection is as follows: A paradigm, from raftanis as follows: You said those things yourself. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Word-finally this vowel is always realized as [e]. It also occurs in clusters alien to Eng- lish.

You did your work, are valid sentences. This is unlike English, where the subordinate verb is sequential according to the tense of the main verb. I saw four Iranians. I heard a certain sound.

Introduction to Persian Revised 4th Edition

This is a book. Since the Persian relative – ke cannot be moved from the head of the relative clause, the referent pronoun is used to show the syntax of such clauses. Mal-e tends to be used in modem Persian, whereas an-e has fallen from every- day use except in more literary styles. The present indicative also functions as the future in ordinary speech and prose- writing.


When he died, they were left alone. All speech reported with Juff goftan in the past is quoted in the same tense in which it was originally stated. Where did you see me? Michael Brooks rated it really liked it Apr 02, They are very limited in occurrence. He growled like a leop- ard that had lost its mate.

Did you take the clock that was here to some thackstoon place? In hand- writing the final he is a very short stroke down from the writing line, e.

The verb amadan is invariably impersonal in the third person singular in all tenses. The indefinite enclitic is spelled as a ye added directly to nouns ending in consonants as ketab-i above. In the affirmative, stress falls on the last syllable of the parti- ciple.