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Learn Gujarati Multimedia CD-ROM
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Learn Gujarati Multimedia CD-ROM is based on the book Learn Gujarati by Kirit N Shah. The CD-ROM is developed by Xplora Interactive, India. It contains 7 major sections, Fundamentals, Vocabulary, Grammar, Conversation in Gujarati, Idioms and Proverbs, Prose and Poems and Games. The CD-ROM is a complete language learning system for novices as well as those who are already fluent with Gujarati Language.
PLUS ! A full section on About Gujarat and Famous Gujarati Personalities. The about Gujarat sections contains details of Gujarat including the Geography, History, Wild Life, Administration, Cultural Life etc. Journey through the time line and find out more about great Gujarati Personalities who have strolled these lands. Lord Krishna, Mahatma Gandhiji, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to name a few.
This section helps you learn the basics of the Gujarati Language. It teaches you the character set of Gujarati, how to write them, how to read them, how to pronounce them, and how to use them in simple and complex words. The fundamentals section also teaches you the variations of different characters and their pronounciations.Fundamentals Main Screen The Main Screen has Five sections, Vowels, Consonants, Ordinals, Cardinals and Conjunct.
VOWELS & CONSONANTS
"Vowels" or "consonants" gives you the relevant character set on the left side of the main screen.Take your mouse pointer to the relevant character and you and see 3D rotation of the particular character, lets you understand the characters more easily. By clicking on any character you will enter the Fundamentals teaching zone.
KEY TO PRONUNCIATION
Within the Consonants, besides the character setof Gujarati Characters, there are buttons called Guttarals,Palatals, Cerebrals, Dentals, Labials etc. These buttons lead to a screen where you will see a skull and the exact place in our anatomy from where these sub-charactersets are spoken. For example "" is a Labial character, as Lips are used in speaking that character.
ORDINALS & CARDINALS
This section teaches you the various numericals, both in ordinal and cardinal forms.
Conjunct characters are the most advanced stage of the fundamentals. Here you will learn how different characters can be combined to generate new characters and pronounciations. The section also contains conjunct words which are generallyused in Gujarati Language.
The vocabulary section is the second level of learning Gujarati Language. After one has gone through the Fundamentals, he is now ready for learning "words" . The Learn Gujarati CD-ROM contains more than 2,500 words in various catagories with the correct pronunciation in audio. The vocabulary is separated in seven major catagories which include nature, home, office, edibles, religion, time and word power. These catagories are further sub-divided into more than 40 sub-catagories for easy access to required word table.
Learn Gujarati comes with an excellent and exhaustive grammar text. Learn the basic Fundamentals of the Gujarati grammar to the most advanced grammatical exercises.Grammar is catagorised in various sections like nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. also certain advanced concepts like interjection are explained for users who want to have athorough knowledge of the Gujarati grammar.
Conversation in Gujarati is one of the major sections of this CD-ROM. The conversation is divided into four major catagories viz. Travel, Start Ups, Around U and Health. These major catagories are sub-divided into 24 different catagories. The continuous play icon helps you to hear the Gujarati Audio words one by one till the end of the catogory. For Enabling users to understand the pronunciation in a better way, Learn Gujarati CDROM has conversation audio in Male and Female voices.
Conversation also has the "A" and the Gujarati "" icons. These can be clicked to toggle Gujarati and English texts on the screen. For practicing the phrases and their pronunciation, one can click on the "mic" icon and repeat the audio again.
The recording system helps you to listen to your own voice, compare it with the original native Gujarati voice of the CD-ROM, and you will know where are you making mistakes and within no time you will be speaking like a native too!
IDIOMS AND PROVERBS
A beautiful collection of carefully selected Idioms and Proverbs which are generally used in the Gujarati Language are added to Learn Gujarati CD-ROM as a bonus. Of course with the audio. There are more than 120 Idioms and 50 Proverbs in this section.
The Learn Gujarati CD-ROM accompanies a game for learning with fun. Play this game after you have gone through the conversation section. The game is a simple mix 'n' match game. Where there are sentences of 4 or 5 Gujarati words, which are jumbled, equivalent English sentence is given. Empty boxes are provided. Just drag the right Gujarati word to the right empty box and complete the sequence.
PROSE AND POEMS
An extensive collection of carefully selected Prose and Poems which constitutes some of the very well known texts in Gujarati Language. There are more than 30 Prose and over 40 Poems in this section. These Prose text not only gives a thorough practice for Gujarati Language, but also gives an insight on some of the social issues & some Do's and Don'ts of the Indian culture. Also an essay in English is added to the section, called "An Ideal Day", this essay is meant for you to translate English into Gujarati Language. Once you will carefully go through the CD-ROM, you will be translating this Essay into Gujarati.
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