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Nepali and Sinhala Textbooks

NEPALI

Online purchase is available through the Cornell University Language Resource Center.

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Nepali: A Beginner’s Primer Conversation and Grammar

Banu Oja and Shambhu Oja 218 pages, South Asia Program © 3rd edition $15 plus shipping and tax (or as a set with the Glossary: $25.00 plus shipping and tax)

 

 

Intermediate and Advanced Nepali: Reading and Grammatical Structures

Banu Oja and Shambhu Oja South Asia Program © 2014 $25.00 plus shipping and tax

 

Nepali-English & English-Nepali Glossary
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Shambhu Oja, Banu Oja, Mark Turin, Elisabeth Uphoff

Second edition, June 2004.  $15.00 plus shipping and tax (or with the Beginner's Primer as a set: $25.00 plus shipping and tax)

 

SINHALA
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Beginning Colloquial Sinhala: An Introductory Sinhala Curriculum 

Theresa McGarry and Liyanage Amarakeerthi

South Asia Program © 2011

Student Edition - 364 pages, with DVD, $50.00 plus shipping and tax

Teacher Edition - 182 pages, with DVD, $40.00 plus shipping and tax

Student and Teacher Set - both with DVD, $85.00 plus shipping and tax

A well conceived curriculum that sequentially structures a course that gives students a good grasp over Sinhala, with a knowledge that is appropriate to a first year of language study. Includes a DVD with video and audio recorded in Sri Lanka and hundreds of still photos integrated into the curriculum. Helps develop functional fluency by engaging students and teachers alike, in a fun manner. Separate editions available for teachers and students. Those doing self-study of the language are encouraged to purchase both editions.

Sinhala Basic Dialogues CD

CD by authors J.W. Gair and M.L. Rodrigo.   $96.00

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Beginning Colloquial Sinhala: Student Reader Bandara Herath, South Asia Program © 2011 $15.00 plus shipping and tax

 

 

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Intermediate Sinhala Reader Bandara Herath, South Asia Program © 2015 $15.00 plus shipping and tax

Early Sinhala Textbooks published by the South Asia Program
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Reading and Writing Practice with the Sinhala Alphabet: Sinhala Script Workbook

Bandara Herath, South Asia Program © 2011, $12.00 plus shipping and tax.

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This workbook introduces the student to the Sinhala Alphabet, guiding him/her in learning the Sinhala characters and combinations of the sounds as represented by those characters. From the basic sounds to complex words, there are steps for studentsto follow while studying Sinhala for the first time. This book helps students to understand and practice these steps easily. It helps students read and write words, thereby enabling them to construct simple sentences.

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Colloquial Sinhala, Part I

Gordon H. Fairbanks, James Gair, and M.W. Sugathapala De Silva, reprint 1993, 428 pages. CDs sold separately. $20.00 (order limited to 2 copies per person/institution)

Colloquial Sinhala, Part II

Gordon H. Fairbanks, James Gair, and M.W. Sugathapala De Silva, reprint 1968, 264 pages. $15.00 (order limited to 2 copies per person/institution)

Colloquial Sinhalese CD

Set of 10 CDs -- Lessons 1 through 36 of Colloquial Sinhala, Part I.   $ 152.00 

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Readings in Colloquial Sinhala

James Gair, W.S. Karunatillake, and John Paolillo, 1987, 267 pages. CD sold separately.   $20.00

Readings in Colloquial Sinhala CD

1 CD in mp3 format (accompanys the James Gair, W.S. Karunatillake, and J. Paolillo book entitled "Readings in Colloquial Sinhala"). $16.00

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Literary Sinhala

James Gair and W.S. Karunatillake, 1974, 429 pages.  $10.00

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Literary Sinhala Inflected Forms: A Synopsis with a Transliteration Guide

James Gair and W.S. Karunatillake, 1976, 83 pages.   $10.00