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Beginner’s Urdu Script
Published: Apr 2003
Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
Format: Paperback B-format paperback
Dimensions: 144pp h199mm x w129mm x s10mm 158g illustrations
The Urdu language is written in a modified form of the Persian script which is in turn a modified form of the Arabic script. In addition to Urdu, Persian and Arabic, the same script is used to write several other languages in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, including Kashmiri, Punjabi and Pashto. If you are planning to visit or work in an Urdu-speaking country or are learning Urdu, then ‘Teach Yourself Beginner’s Urdu Script’ will help you get to grips with reading and writing simple Urdu. This book is a step-by-step introduction to the script that will enable you to read Urdu signs, notices, advertisements and headlines. If you feel that learning the script is a daunting prospect, then this book will make it simple. The alphabet is introduced in stages and there’s lots of practice of each new character before the next is introduced. There are plenty of example words and phrases that are seen everywhere in any Urdu-speaking environment so that you will begin to familiarise yourself with the most common signs and directions. By the end of the book you will be reading and writing simple Urdu with confidence and be prepared for your next trip to an Urdu-speaking country or further study of the language. The leader in self-learning with more than 300 titles, covering all subjects. Be where you want to be with Teach Yourself.