Teach Yourself Beginner's Hindi Script

Teach Yourself Beginner's Hindi Script

by Rupert Snell



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780658009105
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Series: Teach Yourself Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.14(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Robert Snell teaches Hindi at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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Teach Yourself Beginner's Hindi Script 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What I like most about this book is that it shows not only the printed format but also actual handwriting. Printing and real handwriting are different. I practiced writing on paper as was instructed in the book. How amazing! It took only a few weeks to learn how to write Hindi. Additional feature of listing different levels (good and rather-hard-to-read) of handwriting helped me to see what is acceptable in actual handwriting of the script. One thing to be desired would be if the book also shows from which direction to start writing each stroke.
kineocarr on LibraryThing 21 days ago
This book made learning Devan¿gar¿ script much easier than I had anticipated. I had to go over the first few sets of consonants a few times before they really sunk in, but it clicked after that and I breezed through the rest of the book. It gives step by step instructions on how to write each character, and it shows you how the characters should look both in handwriting and in print. It also contains a thorough introduction giving historical and linguistic background. The book does touch briefly on a few issues of grammar, but it's really intended just to get you comfortable with the script so you can begin learning Hindi. I would have liked to have a bit more in the way of practice exercises (although there were quite a few), but aside from that, this book was exactly what I needed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very easy for beginners, this book takes the Devangali characters and shows you how to write them, stroke by stroke.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had been trying to learn Hindi from the different websites and had been waiting for this book to come off the press, and to say the least, it is what I had been waiting for. It is simple, concise and to the point. It follows a logical pattern in introducing the different characters and shows you step by step how to write the different devanagri characters. It points out the exceptions and special cases. The book is detailed and very well composed. It gives many lists and charts to help in understanding of the material covered. It makes learning a different script easy to learn. As a Pakistani who already knows Urdu, it was both educational and entertaining to learn the Hindi script.