By the end of the book, you will be reading and writing Hindi with confidence! Read and Write Hindi Scriptsis a step-by-step introduction to the script that will enable you to read Hindi signs, notices, advertisements and headlines. Script is introduced in stages, accompanied with lots of practice. There are plenty of example words and phrases that are seen everywhere in any Hindi-speaking environment so you can familiarize yourself with the most common signs and directions.
Table of Contents
Preface: How to use this book / 01 Introducing Devanagari / 02 The Devanagari syllabary / 03 Consonants / 04 Vowels / 05 Simple sentences and commands / 06 Conjunct consonants / 07 Some more writing conventions / 08 More about Hindi words and spelling / Appendix 1: Examples of Hindi handwriting / Appendix 2: Minimal pairs / Appendix 3: Reading practice / Appendix 4: Key to the exercises / Appendix 5: The figures explained / Appendix 6: Index of terms / Glossary / Some further reading