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A Dictionary and Grammar of the Malayan Language

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society

  • Date Published: March 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108055093

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  • Published in 1812, this study of Malay in its written form was begun during William Marsden's service with the East India Company in Sumatra (1771–9). He continued his textual work in England upon his return, thus putting his practical knowledge into a solid scholarly frame. An expert in Asian languages and an outstanding Malay scholar in the English-speaking world, Marsden (1754–1836) was a fellow of the Royal Society from 1783 and later its vice-president and treasurer. This work is distinctive for its substantial Malay–English section, and for the use of examples from original Malay texts collected by the author. Despite being superseded by subsequent dictionaries, it is still a highly regarded and valuable source of information, especially about older, specialised and regional terms. The introduction provides the reader with a history of the Malayan language, including its spread, usage and regional variations.

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    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108055093
    • length: 898 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. A Grammar of the Malay Language: Introduction
    1. The Malayan alphabet
    2. Of consonants and vowels
    3. Orthographical marks
    4. Division of words
    5. Parts of speech
    6. Nouns
    7. Adjectives
    8. Comparison of adjectives
    9. Numerals
    10. Pronouns
    11. Demonstrative or definitive
    12. Verbs
    13. Verbs substantive
    14. Distinctions and relations of the verb
    15. Inflexions of the transitive verb
    16. Inflexions of the intransitive verb
    17. Adverbs or modals
    18. Prepositions or directives
    19. Conjunctives
    20. Interjections or exclamations
    21. Particles
    22. Of syntax
    23. Of dialects
    24. Of prosody
    25. Praxis
    Part II. A Dictionary of the Malay Language: Preface
    The Malayan alphabet

  • Author

    William Marsden

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