'Arabic Grammar of The Written Language' earned its name in teaching the Arabic Language correctly by means of English. Being a teacher, the author of this book felt difficulties of students and he solved the problems in it. As Arabic is not an easy and easily comprehensive language to those who are non-Muslim or also Muslim unknown to Arabic, the author tried his level best to put lessons serially as in English Grammar. In Arabic much attention is paid to pronunciation like Zebr, Zer etc. In English they are also symbolized and taught how to pronounce them. In supplement a few extracts from Qur'an and other works of this class are given to exercise the learners. Vocabularies of Arabic-English and English-Arabic meet the basic problems of readers. Index of the same languages is also very useful to them.
During the last ten years of my teaching of Arabic I have often found that my pupils had received much help from Harder's Arabic Grammar', and have been asked whether there was a similar work in English. When I was asked by the firm of Julius Groos to write such a work using Harder to any extent, I gladly consented, and trust this Grammar may be useful to many students of Arabic, who cannot read German.
The present work is a grammar of Arabic as in has been and is written. The spoken language varies in Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Morocco etc. But the written language is the same for all; the chief difference between the modern and ancient literature consisting in 'the introduction of new words to meet the requirements of advanced knowledge.
Each lesson should be thoroughly mastered before the next is studied. Each exercise should be carefully worked and compared with the key.
In the supplement only a few extracts from older books are given, as the Koran and other works of this class can easily be obtained. Special attention is given on the other hand to selection from modern novels, journals and correspondence.
To those who wish to study the grammar of the classical Arabic further I would recommend the last edition of Wright's Arabic Grammar published by the Cambridge University Press.
The various styles of Arabic handwriting may be studied in the Specimens d'ecritures Arabes (with key) published at the Imprimerie Catholique in Beyrouth.
A handy guide to Arabic literature is M. C. Stuart's "Arabic Literature" London 1903. Sydney (New South Wales), September 1910.
|Exercises in reading||17|
|12||Verb with Suffixes||67|
|14||Moods of Imperfect||76|
|16||Imperative. Present Participle. Verbal Noun||84|
|18||Derived Forms of Verb||94|
|19||II. III. and IV. Forms||100|
|20||V. And VI. Forms||107|
|21||VII. and VIII. Forms||111|
|22||IX. And X. Forms||116|
|23||Classification of Verbs. Doubled Verbs||121|
|26||Weak Verbs. A. Assimilated Verbs||143|
|27||Weak Verbs. B. Hollow Verbs||151|
|28||Weak Verbs. C. Defective Verbs||167|
|29||Doubly Weak Verbs||184|
|30||Quadriliteral Verbs. Verbs of wonder. Optative|
|The Verbs and its Sisters||193|
|32||Numerals, Dates. Age||210|
|35||Noun of Place and Time, Instrument, Diminutive||240|
|36||Relative Adjective. Adjectives||244|
|39||Number. Broken Plurals||256|
|40||Broken Plurals (continued)||268|
|41||Declension of Noun||274|
|42||Use of Cases. Emphasis, Permutative||278|
Item Code: NAH087 Author: Rev. G.W. Thatcher Cover: Paperback Edition: 2013 Publisher: Kitab Bhavan ISBN: 8171512305 Language: Arabic Text with English Translation Size: 7.0 inch x 4.5 inch Pages: 472 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 400 gms