This is a companion volume (Part II) to An Introduction to Spoken Kashmiri. In
this volume we have included a glossary which is divided into three parts. The
first part gives English equivalents for Kashmiri words. The second part gives
Kashmiri equivalents for English words. The third part includes a partial list
of English borrowings in Kashmiri. In addition, there is also included a
glossary of select t.mp3s used in this manual, and suggestions for further
readings on the Kashmiri language, culture and history.
The Kashmiri words have been
arranged to the order in traditional dictionaries of Hindi printed in the
Devanagri script. Note also the following:
- A short vowel is written before
a long vowel, e.g., asun 'to laugh' is
listed before a:sun 'to be'.
- A nasalized vowel is
alphabetized before non-nasalized vowels, e.g.,
'stone of a fruit' before
- The items in the
English-Kashmiri section are alphabetized according to the order of the
- As stated in the section on the sounds
of Kashmiri, i and yi are in free-variation in the initial
position. We have listed all these items under i.