A Grammar of the Hindūstānī Language: In the Oriental and Roman Character, with Numerous Copper-plate Illustrations of the Persian and Devanāgarī Systems of Alphabetic Writing. To which is Added, a Copious Selection of Easy Extracts for Reading, in the Persi-Arabic & Devanāgarī Characters, Forming a Complete Introduction to the Bagh-o-bahar; Together with a Vocabulary, and Explanatory Notes

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W. H. Allen & Company, 1846 - 188 sider
 

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Side 24 - ... other letter ; are, for the most part, masculine ; but as the exceptions are numerous, the student must trust greatly to practice; and when, in speaking, he has any doubts respecting the gender of a word, it is preferable to use the masculine. a. It is said that there is no general rule without an exception, and some have even gone so far as to assert that the exception absolutely proves the rule. If this latter maxim were sound, nothing could be better established than the general rule above...
Side 146 - To find the Christian year corresponding to that of the Hijra, apply the following rule :—From the given number of Musalman years deduct three per cent., and to the remainder add the number 621-54; the sum is the period of the Christian era at which the given current Musalman year ends. This rule is founded on the fact that 100 lunar years are very nearly equal to 97 solar years, the difference being about eighteen days only.

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