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  1. My Marathi Marathi language learning CDs

  2. My Marathiis a CD based Marathi self study tool built by the next generation, for the next generation

  3. My Marathihas four main modules so that someone can choose the path that works for them:GRAMMARCULTURECONVERSATIONSVOCABULARY

  4. My Marathi is targeted to English speakers. This presentation is a preview of some of the My Marathi screens in this 2 CD set...

  5. The drop down menu across the top will allow navigation through the 4 main modules: CULTURE,GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY &CONVERSATIONS

  6. The GRAMMAR MODULE presents a grammatical rules/exceptions approach to learning the language. • The Grammar Module starts from the basics of Marathi from the Marathi alphabet, to joining consonants with vowels to create nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. Then progresses to explain how words are used to create sentences. • Sound bytes are included throughout the CD for illustration of pronunciations. • The next few slides show excerpts from the GRAMMAR MODULE...

  7. GRAMMAR MODULE preview of main vowels. Sound bytes are presented throughout the CDs for proper pronunciation…

  8. GRAMMAR MODULE preview of consonants. Special explanations of mouth positioning for proper pronunciation also available. Examples & pronunciations are later given for each alphabet sound.

  9. GRAMMAR MODULE preview of bArAkhaDee- showing how to join consonants with vowels to cerate Marathi words. You will always be able to view/print a full PDF text version of a lesson using these button…

  10. GRAMMAR MODULE preview of nouns- demonstrating the breakdown of masculine, feminine and neuter gender of nouns…

  11. GRAMMAR MODULE preview – more detail on creating the plural and other forms of a common feminine noun…

  12. GRAMMAR MODULE preview – showing how some adjectives change endings to match the noun they describe…

  13. GRAMMAR MODULE preview – explaining the use of different pronouns…

  14. GRAMMAR MODULE preview – explaining some of the different types of verbs…

  15. The CONVERSATIONS MODULE has over fifty sets of conversations for practice and illustration of key language concepts. It is essentially a whole other text which can be used instead of or in parallel with the Grammar Module to learn Marathi. • Each set of conversations presents: • New mini-conversations written in Marathi, phonetic Marathi/English, English translation and will always include pronunciation sound bytes • Possible variations of sentences in the conversations • Notes to point out new phrases or meanings • Questions for practice

  16. MENU: CULTURE GRAMMAR VOCABULARY CONVERSATIONS This is a preview of a mini-conversation and variations in the CONVERSATIONS MODULE... (click on this sound byte for a pronunciation sample:)

  17. MENU: CULTURE GRAMMAR VOCABULARY CONVERSATIONS Excerpt of corresponding conversation notes and questions for practice in the CONVERSATIONS MODULE.

  18. The CONVERSATIONS MODULE also has… • Unit summaries in English only to summarize what was seen in the individual conversations • Special conversations such as talking with Aji, telling time, health • Simple Hindu Prayers and Aratees • Professional recordings of all phrases / sentences • Translations in English and Marathi written phonetically are given throughout the CDs

  19. The VOCABULARY MODULE is a searchable dictionary of over 9,000 Marathi words and phrases. • You can search for words by: • their English Definition • Phonetic spelling in Marathi • Part of Speech • Or any combination of the above Sound bytes are included for illustration of pronunciations of every word/phrase. The next slides show an example of a word search...

  20. MENU: CULTURE GRAMMAR VOCABULARY CONVERSATIONS In the VOCABULARY MODULE, the search screen looks like this...

  21. MENU: CULTURE GRAMMAR VOCABULARY CONVERSATIONS A Search for the definition “mango” might give these results (click on icons to the right for samples of pronunciations):

  22. The CULTURE MODULE gives some general explanations of miscellaneous cultural aspects : • The Marathi Language • Hindu Calendar, Religion, and Holidays • Hindu Sanskars • Hindu Mythology • Miscellaneous Cultural Traditions • Maharashtra History/ Indian Independence/ Indian National Anthem (including translation and recording)

  23. You can get more information, free downloads, or purchase My Marathi ($35) on-line at: http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1xqrx/mymarathi/ -or- ask me how to contact Hemangi Joshi-Deodhar:HemangiJD@gmail.com My Marathiis a completely non-profit project. All proceeds will be donated to worthwhile charities through the Maharashtra Foundation.