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  Persian alphabet, pronunciation and language
Under Mongolian and Turkish rulers, Persian was adopted as the language of government in Turkey, central Asia and India, where it was used for centuries, and until after 1900 in Kashmir.
Persian is a member of the Iranian branch of Indo-European languages.
This is a correct transliteration of the native name of the language, however many, including the ISO and the Academy of Persian Language and Literature, prefer the name Persian for the language.
www.omniglot.com /writing/persian.htm   (566 words)

 Persian Language & Literature
From early Persian Language to revolutionary poets of 20th century.
Language of the Armies (Urdu: A Derivative of Persian and Avestan)
The greatest Persian poet, author of the Shahnameh (The Epic of Kings).
www.iranchamber.com /literature/literature.php   (383 words)

  Persian language information - Search.com
Persian is a language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere.
Prior to British colonization, Persian was also widely used as a second language in the Indian subcontinent; it took prominence as the language of culture and education in several Muslim courts in the subcontinent throughout the Middle Ages and became the official court language under the Mughal emperors.
Persian is a member of the Indo-European family of languages, and within that family it belongs to the Indo-Iranian branch.
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  PERSIAN LANGUAGE,   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Old Persian is recorded in the southwest in cuneiform inscriptions of the Persian kings of the Achaemenid dynasty (c.
Parthian was the language of the Arsacid or Parthian Empire (c.
Middle Persian has a simpler grammar than Old Persian and was usually written in an ambiguous script with multivalent letters, adopted from Aramaic; it declined after the Arab conquest in the 7th century.
www.history.com /encyclopedia.do?articleId=219007   (750 words)

  Persian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Persian is a language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere.
Prior to British colonization, Persian was also widely used as a second language in the Indian subcontinent; it took prominence as the language of culture and education in several Muslim courts in the subcontinent throughout the Middle Ages and became the "official language" under the Mughal emperors.
Persian is a member of the Indo-European family of languages, and within that family it belongs to the Indo-Iranian branch.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Persian_language   (2030 words)

 Persian language lessons archive 2
Persian Lesson 86 site's 2nd anniversary party - persian mp3
Farsi Lesson 94 Persian classical melody on CD Farsi Lesson 95 A small exam!
Farsi Lesson 123 Persian music in mp3 with English translation - Ghatreh ye baran (a drop of rain)
www.easypersian.com /persian/farsi_lessons_archive_2.htm   (633 words)

 FarsiNet, Iranian Persian Global eCommunity for Farsi Speaking People, Persian Website, Free Farsi Books, Free farsi ...
Nimeyeh Taarik Persian Poetry by Vaziri - نيمه تاريك - شعر فارسی - دكتر بزرگمهر وزيری
Persians In The Bible in Persian - In English - ايرانيان در; کتاب مقدس
NowRuz - Persian New year 2566 (1386), March 20, 2007.
www.farsinet.com /farsi.html   (3009 words)

 Persian ( Farsi ) Language Lessons - Quiz and Explanations
I present these more of a way to help people get used to the Persian characters and to learn some interesting slang expressions.
I am in no way attempting to present a formal class in Persian grammar.
The Persian New Year starts on March 20th - Celebrations continue until Siezdeh Bedar (the thirteenth day after the New Year -Visit Arizona Persian Greetings to send a free animated Persian New Year's card to friends via e-mail.
www.arizonapersian.com /persian/quiz.htm   (0 words)

 UCLA Language Materials Project Language Profiles Page
For example, it was an important language during the reign of the Moguls in Indian where knowledge of Persian was cultivated and encouraged; its use in the courts of Mogul India ended in 1837, banned by officials of the East Indian Company.
Persian is the first language of about 50 percent of the population in Iran, and is the country's official language.
The Early Modern period of the language (ninth to thirteenth centuries), preserved in the literature of the Empire, is known as Classical Persian, due to the eminence and distinction of poets such as Rudaki, Firdowsi, and Khayyam.
www.lmp.ucla.edu /Profile.aspx?LangID=63   (1526 words)

 THE IRANIAN: Features: Language, Persian or Farsi
Persian, the term used for centuries in the West, originated in a region of southern Iran formerly known as Persis.
Old Persian was spoken until approximately the 3rd century BC and Middle Persian, or Pahlavi, was spoken from the 3rd century BC to the 9th century AD.
Persian became the lingua franca of the region during the Islamic period.
www.iranian.com /Features/Dec97/Persian   (1032 words)

 Wikinfo | Persian language
Persian (فارسی), also known as Farsi or Parsi, is a language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Georgia, part of India and part of Pakistan.
Persian is a member of the Indo-European family of languages, and within that family, it belongs to the Indo-Iranian (Aryan) branch, within which, the Iranian sub-branch consists of the following chronological linguistic path: Avestan/Old Persian -> Middle Persian (Pahlavi) -> Modern Persian.
Although it uses the same Alphabet as the Arabic language (Persian adds four letters, and changes the shape of another two), the Persian is a language completly different, with a different Phonology and Grammar.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Persian_language   (409 words)

 Persian language   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Persian belongs to the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian language family.
Middle Persian was a contemporary of Parthian, and during the Arsacid period, Persian was strongly influenced by Parthian.
Modern Persian, the language of Iran today, was developed as early as in the 9th century.
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 Persian Language @AryanaSite.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Persian Language, also known as Farsi, is the most widely spoken member of the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian languages, a subfamily of the Indo-European languages.
It is the language of Iran (formerly Persia) and is also widely spoken in Afghanistan and, in an archaic form, in Tajikistan and the Pamir Mountain region.
Avestan, probably spoken in the north-east of ancient Persia, is the language of the Avesta, the sacred scriptures of Zoroastrianism.
www.aryanasite.com /afghanistan/relatedarticles/persianlanguage.htm   (327 words)

 Persian Iranian Language (Farsi) at Best Iran Travel.com
Persian (Farsi) is the national language of Iran.
Persian is one of the world's oldest languages, a well-recognized tongue as early as the 6th century B.C
In different parts of Iran other languages are spoken such as Kurdish, Arabic, Lori and Turkish Azari in Azarbayjan, and another Turkish dialect spoken by turkmen in North of Khorasan province and East of Mazandaran province.
www.bestirantravel.com /culture/language.html   (310 words)

 Iranian & Persian Studies
Students pursuing a graduate degree in Iranian and Persian Studies are required to meet the general graduate requirements for all students pursuing graduate degrees in the Department of Near Eastern Language and Civilizations.
Persian Studies concentrates upon the literature of New Persian, which includes the poetry and prose produced in Persian in Iran, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and the Ottoman Empire from the tenth century to the present day.
For the general examination in Persian Language and Literature students are expected, in addition to having a general overview of Persian literature, to read extensively in the corpus of one author and to know the literature of one period in depth.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~nelc/iranian_persian.html   (779 words)

 Persian, Urdu, English, or Arabic language in Pakistan?
Linguistically, Arabic is a Semitic language unrelated to the Indo-Iranian languages of Pakistan.
This language is not the mother-tongue of any ethnic group of Pakistan thus eliminating the cultural domination of an ethnic group and the resentment among other ethnic groups because of it.
Persian was the court language and the language of the educated and even till the early 19th century in far Bengal, the Hindu intelligentsia wrote and used Persian and not Urdu.
www.geocities.com /paklanguage/opinion.html   (12743 words)

 Persian language. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
B.C. Old Persian was highly inflected, as was Avestan, which is regarded by some as a form of Old Persian and by others as a separate tongue.
Avestan was the language of the sacred texts of Zoroastrianism that are known as the Avesta (probably composed c.7th–5th cent.
The modern form of Persian evolved directly from Middle Persian and may be said to have begun in the 9th or 10th cent.
www.bartleby.com /65/pe/Perslang.html   (349 words)

 IL&S: New Persian (Dari) Language & Script   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Its main differences with that language is in its consonants and the construction of its verbs.
Dari Persian is the direct parent of modern and Tajiki Persian languages spoken today.
Tajiki Persian script was changed from Arabic ro Latin and then again to Cyrillic in the 1920's and 30's.
iranianlanguages.com /newiranian/newpersian.htm   (447 words)

 The Aryan (Old Persian) Language - (The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies - CAIS)©
The Middle and New Iranian languages (Parthian, Pahlavi and Modern Persian, Kurdish, Baloch, etc), are the direct continuation of the Aryan evolution.
Western-Iranian language belong to the Iranian group of the Indo-Iranian languages which is again is one of the main branches of the Indo-European family of languages.
It evolved into the Middle Persian language known as Pahlavi of Parthian and Sasanid Iran, and eventually into modern Persian language.
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/Languages/aryan/aryan_language.htm   (1035 words)

 ajabanzabAn.com - What do we call the Persian language? Persian or Farsi? Debates ensue.
In sum, the word for the English language in Persian is "ingilisi." In English it's "English." The word for the Persian language in English is "Persian." In Persian, it's "fArsi." The word for the German language in English is "German".
Language is constantly undergoing gradual change, with the result that new words are added, the meaning of old words change, some words fall into disuse, and some words and expressions once considered colloquial become accepted as standard."
The response to this, of course, is that the purpose of language is not, in fact, clarity.
ajabanzaban.com /heritage/persianvsfarsi.html   (1096 words)

 The Center for Persian Studies ::
First, to inaugurate a world-class academic program in Persian language and literature, most broadly defined and inclusive of the Iranian world’s millennia-old heritage as well as its modern and contemporary linguistic and literary traditions.
First and foremost on the list is mastery of the Persian language, the most central index of cultural identity among all speakers of Persian.
In a word, the Center for Persian Studies endeavors to bring the Persian world to the doorstep of every citizen with curiosity enough to seek information and knowledge and the will to seize this opportunity to develop a better understanding of the cultural universe that has nurtured modern Iranians and other Persian-speakers.
www.languages.umd.edu /persian/vision.php   (1029 words)

 Learn Persian - Persian Books, Courses and Software
Learning a foreign language can be such a frustrating and tedious experience that adults and children often give up trying long before they achieve their goals.
Colloquial Persian features dialogues of everyday encounters and situations, exercises for regular practice, a pronunciation guide, clear, concise grammar notes, lists of useful vocabulary, a two-way glossary section of key words and phrases, audio material to enhance pronunciation and listening skills, and an author introduction to the course.
Language Teacher is a software version of the Language Teacher electronic handheld dictionaries of Ectaco, Inc. that runs on Pocket PC's and computers with the Palm OS operating system, and is similar to the version for Windows.
www.multilingualbooks.com /persian.html   (3334 words)

 IL&S: Old Persian Language and Script   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ld Persian is the name given to the Persian tongue used in the Achamaenian dynasty's cuneiform inscriptions.
Old Persian is associated with the Inscriptional texts found in Persia, at Persepolis, the nearby Naqše Rostam and Pasargadae; in Elam, at Susa; in Media, at Hamadan and not too far away Behistan and Alvand; in Armenia at Van; and along the Suez Canal.
The Script used in the Old Persian inscriptions is of the Cuneiform type: that is, the characters are made of strokes which can be impressed upon soft materials by a stylus with an angled end.
iranianlanguages.com /oldiranian/oldpersian.htm   (257 words)

 Iranian Language Family   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Middle Persian was initially the language of the province of Pars (Persia), and a development of the Old Persian of the Achaemenid royal inscriptions or one of its close dialects.
It was also taken as the language of artistic expression and science by the population of Central Asia and Muslim inhabitants of China, as well as the aristocratic classes of Ottoman Turkey.
Today, Persian continues to grow and develop as one of the prominent word languages and is the administrative and vernacular language of Iran, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan.
www.iranologie.com /history/ilf.html   (2828 words)

 Persian language
Persian literature - Persian literature, literary writings in the Persian language, nearly all of it written in the area...
Pahlavi language - Pahlavi language or Pehlevi language, member of the Iranian group of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of...
Sogdiana - Sogdiana, part of the ancient Persian Empire in central Asia between the Oxus (Amu Darya) and...
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 Persian Language Courses at Berkeley Changed Me Forever
UC Berkeley offers a wide variety of Persian language courses, from elementary, to courses for those who can speak, but can’t read and write well and want to improve their spoken Persian, to advanced Persian literature courses.
After graduating, she became in charge of teaching the Persian language courses for elementary and intermediate levels in 1976.
As a matter of fact, I would like to thank all those who teach Persian at universities/colleges, who are private tutors, and those moms and dads that tried their best to teach Persian to their sons and daughters, as my mother tried to do.
www.payvand.com /news/03/oct/1009.html   (1004 words)

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