Balti English English Balti Dictionary

Author: R. K. Sprigg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136845178
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is based on the Khapalu and Skardu dialects of Balti, a member of the Tibeto-Burman family, spoken in Baltistan. The work is distinguished by its phonetic acuity, particularly important in the case of Balti, whose importance to the Tibeto-Burman and Sino-Tibetan comparatists is its close phonetic relationship to the Tibetan script. This book will undoubtedly become a standard work for the linguistics of the Tibetan language family in general.

Cultivated Vegetables of the World

Author: Stanley J. Kays
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9086867200
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Vegetables make up a major portion of the diet of humans and are critical for good health. With the world population predicted to reach 9 billion people by 2050, they will play an increasingly important role in food availability. The purpose of this book is to facilitate accuracy in communication among individuals working in agriculture and a better understand of the extent and diversity of vegetable production and utilization worldwide. Increasing global economic interdependence and trade in agricultural products makes precise communication among individuals utilizing different languages essential. There is currently a wide range of vegetables shipped around the world as seasonal, economic and other forces are shifting markets from exclusively local toward global. The text provides up-to-date scientific names, synonyms, and common names for the commercially cultivated vegetable crops grown worldwide (404 crops), in addition to information on the plant parts utilized and their method of preparation. Common names from 370 languages are presented along with information on each of the languages. The text represents an essential reference source with the information presented in a concise and readily accessible format. It allows indentifying a crop from the common name in a diverse cross-section of languages and is therefore of use to university and government researchers, libraries worldwide, agricultural organizations, agricultural scientists, embassies, international travelers, vegetable growers, shippers, packers, produce buyers, grocery store managers, gourmet restaurants, chefs, and gardeners.

Himalayan Languages and Linguistics

Author: Mark Turin
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004194487
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Himalayan Languages and Linguistics is an edited collection of new and unpublished primary research findings, some fresh from the field and others derived from comparative textual material, on the Tibeto-Burman, Indo-Aryan and Austroasiatic languages of this important and underdocumented mountainous region.


Author: Asiatic Society (Calcutta, India)
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Balti Britain

Author: Ziauddin Sardar
Publisher: Granta UK
Format: PDF
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In this funny, surprising, touching, and controversial study, Ziauddin Sardar travels to the main Asian communities in the U.K.—among them Leicester and Birmingham, Glasgow and Bradford, Tower Hamlets and Oldham—to tell the history of Asians in Britain, from the arrival of the first Indian in 1614 through the entangled days of colonialism, to the young extremists in Walthamstow mosque in 2006. He interweaves throughout an illuminating account of his own life, describing his carefree childhood in Pakistan, his family’s emigration to racist 1950s Britain, and his adulthood straddling two cultures. Along the way he asks a bevy of probing questions, among them Are arranged marriages a good thing? Does the term Asian obscure more than it conveys? Do Vindaloo and Balti actually exist? How far does “the disease that is in us is of us and within us” describe Islamic terrorism? And is multiculturalism an impossible dream?

Balti Phonetic Reader

Author: K. Rangan
Publisher: Mysore : Central Institute of Indian Languages
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Study and systematic classification of the speech sounds used in Balti, a language of the Tibeto-Burman family spoken in Ladakh.