This alphabet book is meant to introduce the Gujarati script to children in U.S. and other countries who are more comfortable with the English language. This book is divided into four sections. In the first section, the basic vowels of Gujarati are introduced. In the second section, the consonants of Gujarati are introduced. In the first two sections, each letter is introduced by means of a picture of a Gujarati word beginning with the letter. A good approximation to pronouncing the letter and the word in English is given. The English translation of the word is also provided. In the third section, the form of different consonants when they are conjugated with the vowels are shown. For one consonant, the changes in pronunciation when conjugated with the vowels is provided. This section provides the common variations of the letters in Gujarati. In the fourth section, the basic Gujarati numbers and counting in Gujarati are introduced.
Gujarati is the official language of Gujarat, an Indian state located on that country's western coast and bordering Pakistan. Many of its 45 million speakers live in Pakistan, Bangladesh, East Africa (Uganda and Tanzania), and Great Britain. Significant populations are also present in North America. Gujarati is the official language of Gujarat, an Indian state located on that country's western coast and bordering Pakistan. Many of its 45 million speakers live in Pakistan, Bangladesh, East Africa (Uganda and Tanzania), and Great Britain. This book provides the student, traveller, relief worker, or government employee with vital tools for communication. All Gujarati words appear in the Latin alphabet to aid the English speaker, although the alphabet used for the Gujarati script is introduced. The extensive two-way dictionary, concise grammar, and handy phrasebook will help travellers when dining out, travelling around the country, and getting acquainted with Gujarati speakers.
The books will be prepared under the able guidance of the well-known author and editor of several books. Format and scheme of all books will be the same as that of this book and each book will be prepared in close consultation with the topmost linguists of the language concerned. We hope, this series will bring together the people of various parts of our country promoting mutual understanding in fostering national unity. We hereby present the book ‘Diamond Gujarati Learning And Speaking Course'.