Pashtu Language Study

A Dictionary of Spoken Pukhto

by Robert Sampson

Presents the Pukhto equivalent of over 8,000 of the most commonly used
English words: English / Pashto script / Glassman phonetics

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Speaking Afghan Pashto

By Randall Olson.

This language learning resource is designed to help learners acquire conversational ability in Afghan Pashto. Speaking Afghan Pashto is a language learning resource designed to help learners acquire conversational ability in Afghan Pashto. Each Lesson includes dialogues, pronunciation drills and grammatical explanations, augmented by exercises, comprehension drills, vocabulary lists, and proverbs, all in easy-to-use phonetic script with English explanations. This course is designed to provide the basis for an intensive language learning program for students, relief and development workers and agencies assisting in the reconstruction of Afghanistan or working in neighboring Pakistan.

The book will be of special interest to development agencies and NGOs, and their international sponsors, as well as to universities offering, or desirous of offering, a Pashto Language Course as a part of their Near and Middle Eastern Studies or Iranian Languages Programs.

The third edition (2007) has been prepared with the addition of an English Vocabulary Index, and a General Index to assist students.

Spiral Bound, 465 pages; English/Pashto Phonetics; 3rd Edition, published 2007; ISBN: 978-969-8343-37-8

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Speaking Afghan Pashto Audio CD

60 audio hours on mp3 formatted disk. These audio lessons are intended to supplement the course book, Speaking Afghan Pashto. The dialogues, vocabulary lists, pronuciation drills, and other materials are read from the 3rd edition of the book but may also be easily used with the 2nd edition.

If you already have the textbook and wish to obtain this CD separately, please e-mail: [email protected] for the necessary ordering “code”.

This language learning resource is designed to help learners acquire conversational ability in Afghan Pashto. Speaking Afghan Pashto is a language learning resource designed to help learners acquire conversational ability in Afghan Pashto. Each Lesson includes dialogues, pronunciation drills and grammatical explanations, augmented by exercises, comprehension drills, vocabulary lists, and proverbs, all in easy-to-use phonetic script with English explanations. This course is designed to provide the basis for an intensive language learning program for students, relief and development workers and agencies assisting in the reconstruction of Afghanistan or working in neighboring Pakistan.

The book will be of special interest to development agencies and NGOs, and their international sponsors, as well as to universities offering, or desirous of offering, a Pashto Language Course as a part of their Near and Middle Eastern Studies or Iranian Languages Programs.

The third edition (2007) has been prepared with the addition of an English Vocabulary Index, and a General Index to assist students.

Spiral Bound, 465 pages; English/Pashto Phonetics; 3rd Edition, published 2007; Audio CD in mp3 format, 60 hours, copywrite 2009; ISBN: 969-8343-37-8

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Progressing in Pashto

Compiled by David Burns

This is primarily a book for those wanting to learn Eastern Afghan Pashto. It is ideally used as a supplement to Randall Olson’s Speaking Afghan Pashto and as material to stimulate ongoing Pashto language study. Principles in this book will be useful when learning other regional languages of Pakistan or Afghanistan.

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Chapter 1 – Personal Language Learning Assessment

Chapter 2 – Language Learning Methods – Beginning Seminar
Knowing Why We Do Things The Way We Do Them
How Have People Actually Learned Languages?
Starting to Learn – Where Do We Go From Here? Chapter 3 – The Silent Period – Introductory Syllabus for the First 6 Weeks
The Comprehensive Radio”
Variety, Total Physical Response, Picture Book
Text, Vocabulary, Survival Conversations Chapter 4 – Lessons Supplements for Chapters 3-26 of Speaking Afghan Pashto Chapter 5 – Language Learning Methods – Continuing Seminar
Keeping on Learning is the Key to Keeping On
Comprehending, Speaking, Reading, Writing Chapter 6 – Language Learning Exercises
27 Exercises varying from verb endings, comparisons, expressing hopes, asking permission, expressions of regret, and more Chapter 7 – Appendices
Bibliography
Teacher Interview & Sample Pashto Teaching Contract
Listing of Conversation Topics
Ideas for Cultural Texts
Managing Language Data Chapter 8 – Picture Book
Over 75 photographs to stimulate language conversation

Spiral Bound; First Edition, Copyright 2007; Published by: Interlit Foundation; 118 pages plus an 18 page picture book section; ISBN: 978-969-8343-38-5

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Combination Pashto Bundle

We are pleased to offer a discounted price for this combination of two books and audio disk: Speaking Afghan Pashto with Audio MP3 CD and Progressing in Pashto

Interlit offers this combination of Afghan Pashto Language resources at a special price. (Click on each item name for a full description):

Speaking Afghan Pashto is a language learning resource designed to help learners acquire conversational ability in Afghan Pashto. Each Lesson includes dialogues, pronunciation drills and grammatical explanations, augmented by exercises, comprehension drills, vocabulary lists, and proverbs, all in easy-to-use phonetic script with English explanations. This course is accompanied with a 60 hour audio mp3 formatted disk.

This is primarily a book for those wanting to learn Eastern Afghan Pashto. It is ideally used as a supplement to Randall Olson’s Speaking Afghan Pashto and as material to stimulate ongoing Pashto language study. Principles in this book will be useful when learning other regional languages of Pakistan or Afghanistan.

Combination Bundle Price: $60.00; savings of $5.00

Pashto Phrasebook: A Guide for Newcomers

Guide for Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province.

Compiled for Interlit Foundation by Lori Fulghum.

This book is for visitors, short term workers and those beginning language study in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It provides useful phrases in Pakistani Pashto for common everyday situations – meeting people, buying clothes, eating out, etc. There are also cultural tips for navigating life in the Frontier and a short English to Pashto dictionary. Pashto words and phrases are given in a modified version of the International Phonetic Alphabet as well as Pashto script.

Pashtuns take great pride in their language and culture, and are delighted and astonished when outsiders try to learn Pashto, because it is considered a difficult language to master. When a visitor to the Frontier is able to give a greeting in Pashto and ask appropriate questions about the well-being of a Pashtun’s household, the doors to friendship are opened wide. This Pashto Phrasebook will help you move with confidence among the peoples of the Frontier, and will whet your appetite to learn more about the language, culture and aspirations of the Pashtun people.

Chapters include: Grammar, Meeting People, Family, Getting Around, Around Town, Shopping, Food, Traveling Around, Religion, Health, Times & Dates, Numbers, Resource List, Dictionary, and Pronuciation Guide.

Copywright: 2008 Interlit Foundation; Published 2008; English/International Phonetic Alphabet with Pashto Script; Paperback; Size: 5.75″ x 4″; 140 pages

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Pocket Medical Pashto

Pocket reference for medical phrases and vocabulary.

By Josette McMichael, M.D.

A vital pocket-sized language tool for expatriate and local health professionals in Afghanistan to help them communicate directly with their patients. Useful medical phrases are translated from English to Pashto, using both script and phonetic Pashto Includes a medical dictionary of essential words translated both from English to Dari and Dari to English. Designed to be a quick reference tool that you can keep handy in your pocket. Also included in the appendix is a guide to Pashto pronunciation of the phonetic scrip

Other Medical Language Guides available include: Pocket Medical Dari and Medical Dari: Language Resource for Medical Professionals with Additional Hazargi.

Published in 2008; Pashto (Romanized Script)/English/Pashto Script; 151 pages; 4.125″x 5.5″ [size]; Paperback; ISBN 969-8343-40-8

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