The Balochi Language: A Grammar and Manual
S. Austin & sons, Limited, 1923 - Baluchi language - 312 pages
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ablative absolute future adding adjective Ahmad ákhta án-hí appears asten Balochí báz became become bíagh-e bitha bring camel carried chakha coming compound conjunctive contingent future dátha dative deagh denoting direction ending English examples fall fell followed genitive gerund give given gone governed guda hand heard him-of horse imperative imperfect infinitive janagh jatha khan khanagh khutha killed language letter ma-i ma-na mard me-by me-of me-to meaning n-en níáñwán night nominative Note noun object passive past participle perfect tense Persian phalawa plural prefix preposition present perfect pronoun rain rang-a remains REMEMBERED root rosh Rule sánga seen sentence short sometimes sound struck suffix sword tense tha-i tha-ra Thau thee thee-of thee-to thí thou transitive Translate túfak Urdú verb vowel wakht-a wath-í
Page 37 - English one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty twenty-one thirty forty fifty sixty seventy eighty ninety one hundred...
Page 298 - Beloochees, mounted and drawn up in regular line, as if to charge the British detachment. With the speed of thought, the men of the latter were in their saddles, the next instant they were formed and riding at the enemy so fairly opposed to them. Janee and his men drew their swords and advanced with a shout, and valiant deeds appeared about to take "place; the ground looked firm and level for a fair passage of arms, when suddenly every horse of the British detachment sunk into the earth, some planted...
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Page 34 - Arabic words of the form jj_«j tafll, 1 are feminine. Some words are arbitrary in their gender, just as in English a ship is feminine. These must be learnt by practice. Words not included in the above categories are masculine. COMPARISON. This is made by putting the noun with which comparison is made in the ablative or instrumental case with er i se, and leaving the adjective unchanged; as ,.&, lf>-! <-,) <jwl l£jJ -^ yih larM us »e achchha hai, " This boy is better than that.
Page 297 - This was carried into effect; but after wandering next day many miles in vain, over an unknown and pathless waste, the attempt to reach such active enemies was unwillingly abandoned, and the troop returned to Ooch. Scarcely, however, had the horses of the party time to drink, when, as if by magic, suddenly appeared, not half a mile off, opposite to an opening in the hills, Janee, Rahmut, and a hundred Beloochees, mounted and drawn up in regular line, as if to charge the British detachment.
Page 6 - ... the point of the tongue, make a hissing emission of breath. In the formation of zh, the forepart of the tongue is drawn up nearly to the roof of the mouth, allowing an emission of partially vocalized breath between the tongue and teeth. Sh is a whispered utterance with the mouth, as in zh. L is made by raising the tip of the tongue to the roof of the mouth, and allowing the breath to pass out by the sides of the tongue, in a vocalized sound. R is formed by allowing the breath, with a slightly...
Page 3 - CJ, by placing the tongue against the back of the upper teeth. J has a sound resembling the English d in dame ; but it is generally heavier. It is pronounced by applying the tip of the tongue to the back part of the roof of the mouth. j[ <J, J, ^0 and ii have all one sound in Urdu, viz.
Page 194 - It will be noticed that the Ordinals are formed from the Cardinals by the addition of the preposition -me of, -r being introduced before a vowel for the sake of euphony.
Page 282 - As Hassan lay at night by the side of one of the tents, his feet bound together by a leathern thong, he heard the neighing of his horse. As is the custom in the East, it passed the night in the open air near the tents; but its legs were fastened together, so that it could not move. Hassan knew its voice ; and wishing to see his favorite horse once more, he crawled along upon his hands and knees till he reached the spot where...
Page 301 - Id baloch-dni khnhistdn and the bravest leader in the Baloch hills, and immediately fitted out an expedition against the Zarkuns. The Marris appear to have fomented the strife, and gave a passage through their country to the Bugti force, which consisted of almost all the Bugti fighting men, led by their chief. This force passed into the Kohlu valley over the Bibur Thak Pass and fell on the village of Oriani.