An Introduction to Urdu Script
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Published by Central Institute of Indian Language,India .
Written in English


  • Language & Linguistics,
  • Language learning: specific skills,
  • Foreign Language Study,
  • Indic & South Asian Languages - Hindi,
  • Indic, East Indo-European & Dravidian Languages,
  • Urdu,
  • Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase Books

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9081124M
ISBN 108173420432
ISBN 109788173420436

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Lesson 1: Introduction []. The Urdu alphabet comprises 38 letters, mostly derived from the Arabic and Persian writing systems. Like those languages, Urdu is written and read from right to left and letters are connected by means of ligatures. Large number of our countrymen speak Urdu, but do not know the script. This book by Prof. Gopi Chand Narang, it is hoped, will serve as a beginner’s manual for learning one of the most beautiful Indian scripts - Urdu. Introduction Urdu is an Indo-Aryan language. Genre/Form: Textbooks Textbooks for foreign speakers: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Zaidi, Shamshad. Introduction to Urdu script. Mysore: Central Institute of Indian Languages, Urdu, like Hindi, is a form of Hindustani. Some linguists have suggested that the earliest forms of Urdu evolved from the medieval (6th to 13th century) Apabhraṃśa register of the preceding Shauraseni language, a Middle Indo-Aryan language that is also the ancestor of other modern Indo-Aryan languages. In the Delhi region of India the native language was Khariboli, whose earliest form is Native speakers: Native speakers: million (), .

The first and most important thing is that the Urdu script reads from Right to Left and not Left to Right! This was actually mentioned last time in An Introduction to Urdu. In the picture above we have the word kitaab - Book, it reads from right to left in the direction of the arrow! Urdu(اردو) is an Indo-European language which originated in India, most likely in the vicinity of Delhi, whence it spread to the rest of the major metropolitan areas with a strong tradition of the language include Hyderabad, Lucknow, and Lahore. Urdu developed as a vernacular dialect from the interaction between local Indian Sanskrit-derived Prakrits and the languages Basic Elementary: Intermediate, Advanced. Well organized and easy to understand Web building tutorials with lots of examples of how to use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, PHP, Python, Bootstrap, Java and XML.   In his foreword to Raza Mir’s The Taste of Words: An Introduction to Urdu Poetry, Gulzar writes: Ajab hai yeh zubaan Urdu Kabhi yoonhi safar karte Agar koi musaafir sher padh de Mir, Ghalib ka Woh chaahe ajnabi ho Yahi lagta hai woh mere vatan ka hai Telling proof of the beauty of this language: its ability—and, in particular, the ability of its best poetry—to evoke a sense of belonging 4/5.