Assamese

#1 Mar 4th, 2004, 00:30
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Does any member know if I can get an Assemese/English dictionary or phrasebook in Delhi or Guwahati?
#2 Mar 4th, 2004, 16:04
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Hi! I have seen an assamese/ english dictionary at the Jain book store (Jain book agency?) in Connaught place in delhi.
However if you are looking for a two-way dictionary - i don't remember seeing that.

Your best bet would be the book store in the North Campus of Delhi university...or wait till you get to Guwahati!
#3 Mar 4th, 2004, 17:25
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It's a good gesture on your part Steven but Assamese is only spoken by about 20 million people.

I think you will find that many people in Assam and almost everyone in Meghalaya and the other North-Eastern states speaks English.

Hindi, if you don't already speak it, would be a much more useful language to know if you plan future visits to other parts of India.
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It's a good gesture on your part Steven but Assamese is only spoken by about 20 million people.
Steve it’s worth learning Assamese if you are planning to talk to all of them!!!
BTW ‘Hinglish’ is the best bet
#5 Mar 6th, 2004, 06:16
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Thanks everyone, I just want to learn a few words, hopefully it will help a little in Assam.

I've got 41 hours on the train (just realised, that's 41 hours without indiamike.com), I think that will be enough time to learn a couple of words.
#6 Mar 6th, 2004, 22:36
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Where is the north campus?

I have looked all around this area and even north of Karnal Road (Mall Road) but can't find it.

I am meeting someone at the Punjab National Bank in Mall Road, so will try to have a look around the book store.
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#7 Mar 6th, 2004, 22:51
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How thick am i !? I didn't even know there was a language called assamese

I want to learn some Hindi for when i return to India, does anyone know of a good method for dummies like me?
#8 Mar 8th, 2004, 18:13
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The delhi university campus in the North is called the North Campus...there is a book shop at the cross section between the Central library and Chhatra road. atleast I hope so - it has been a long time since i went there (m a old hag now! :-) )


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