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Colloquial Scottish Gaelic: The Complete Course for Beginners
Colloquial Scottish Gaelic
The Complete Course for Beginners
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1138950149

Colloquial Scottish Gaelic provides a step-by-step course in Scottish Gaelic as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Scottish Gaelic in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Key features include:

  • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
  • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
  • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
  • an overview of the sounds and alphabet of Scottish Gaelic
  • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues.

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Scottish Gaelic will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Scottish Gaelic.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Complete Ancient Greek: A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Ancient Greek, with Original Texts
Complete Ancient Greek
A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Ancient Greek, with Original Texts
Paperback      ISBN: 1473627729

Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Ancient Greek offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate the writings of Socrates and Homer.

Structured around authentic material, placing an emphasis on the importance of reading classical texts in the original, and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary, this course also features:

-25 learning units plus maps and verb guide
-Authentic materials - language taught through key texts
-Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary
-Culture insights - learn about the culture and beliefs of the Ancient Greeks
-Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress.

Featuring additional exercises in this new edition, this is a genuinely comprehensive yet accessible introduction to Ancient Greek.

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Complete Babylonian Beginner to Intermediate Course: A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Babylonian, with Original Texts
Complete Babylonian Beginner to Intermediate Course
A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Babylonian, with Original Texts
Paperback      ISBN: 147362780x
Do you want to engage with Babylonian culture and literature in the original language?
The course will introduce you to a fascinating world of gods and demons, heroes and kings. The readings are drawn from myths, letters, law-codes, medical incantations, and other authentic, ancient writings. The language is presented in the Roman alphabet, with an explanation of cuneiform script, and the main features of Assyrian - cognate with Babylonian - are also explained. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features in this book from Teach Yourself, the No. 1 brand in language learning.
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Author insights
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Test yourself
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.

Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Try this
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Complete Middle Egyptian: (learn Beginner Hieroglyphs)
Complete Middle Egyptian
(learn Beginner Hieroglyphs)
Paperback      ISBN: 1473609798

Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Middle Egyptian offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, access inscriptions in documents and monuments and even teaching you how to draw hieroglyphs yourself.

Structured around key artefacts and introducing both the original hieroglyphs and transliteration (for easier understanding) this course also features:

-16 learning units
plus pronunciation section, grammar reference, sign list overview and sign list explanation
-Stepped progression - clearly graduated progress through different levels of the language
-Authentic materials - language taught through key artefacts and texts
-Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding hieroglyphs
-Culture insights - learn about the culture, society and politics of Middle Egypt
-Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress

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Complete New Testament Greek: Learn to Read, Write and Understand New Testament Greek with Teach Yourself
Complete New Testament Greek
Learn to Read, Write and Understand New Testament Greek with Teach Yourself
Paperback      ISBN: 1473627893

Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete New Testament Greek offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and ultimately how to translate the language in which the Bible was originally written.

Structured around authentic material, placing an emphasis on the importance of reading Biblical texts in the original, and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary, this course also features:

-21 learning units plus maps and verb guide
-Authentic materials - language taught through key texts
-Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Greek grammar and vocabulary
-Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress

Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Complete Sanskrit: A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Sanskrit, with Original Texts
Complete Sanskrit
A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Sanskrit, with Original Texts
Paperback      ISBN: 1473627982

Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Sanskrit offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate the inscriptions and texts from this ancient and religiously significant Indian language.

Structured around authentic material, and introducing the Devangari script for those who wish to take their understanding further, this first updated new edition for some twenty years also features:

-15 learning units plus glossary and reference section
-Authentic materials - language taught through key texts
-Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Sanskrit grammar and vocabulary
-Covers Devangari script
-A new Preface and updated further resources
-Additional learning activities
-Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress

Concise Amharic Dictionary
Concise Amharic Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 0520205014

A language learning book that has taught and will continue to teach generations of Peace Corps volunteers, and other English-speaking students, workers, and visitors to Ethiopia.--Harold G. Marcus, author of A History of Ethiopia

A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary [With Supplement by Merritt]
A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary [With Supplement by Merritt]
Paperback      ISBN: 0802065481

This classic dictionary deals carefully and exhaustively with all the words which occur in Anglo-Saxon poetry and prose. Variant dialectic forms are given, together with variant forms found in the same dialect. Purely poetic words and words not common in prose are indicated, and references are given to the passages in which they occur. First published in 1894, this is a reprint of the fourth edition (Cambridge University Press, 1960).

A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe
A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe
Paperback      ISBN: 0816624283
Creole Made Easy
Creole Made Easy
Paperback      ISBN: 0967993717

The most widely used introduction to Haitian Creole.

A simple guide to Haitian Creole for English speaking people.

The basic elements of Creole grammar and vocabulary in sixteen easy lessons.

  • How to pronounce Creole words.
  • Simple exercises with translation keys.
  • Dictionary of 4,700 Creole English words.

In less than an hour a day the short lessons will have you speaking basic Creole in about a week. You will learn key Creole words, how to pronounce those words, and how to put those words together into useful sentences.

This book is ideal for those who will visit or work in Haiti and desire to communicate with her people.

"Creole Made Easy gets everything right. It's exactly the vocabulary and concepts you need, clearly explained, in just enough depth." -Carlo Diy, HaitiHub.com

An audio pronunciation guide is available separately as MP3 files or a 2 CD set.