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Colloquial Sinhalese, Volume 1 and 2 CD Course
Volume 1 has 24 lessons, each containing a conversation, a grammar section, and exercises. Romanized transcription is used in the first 12 lessons; Sinhalese script is introduced in Lesson 5. Beginning in Lesson 13, all new material is written in Sinhalese script. Volume 2 has all material is written in Sinhalese script; no romanization is used. Includes Sinhalese-English and English-Sinhalese glossaries.
Volume 1: 19 CDs (16 hrs), 390-p. text
Volume 2: 7 CDs (7 hrs.), 251-p. text..

Talk Now! CD-ROM Course for Sinhala
The Talk Now! series is for any language beginner who wants an entertaining self-study course to learn basic phrases, such as colors, numbers, food, shopping, and time. We have been selling this European-produced CD-ROM for a few years and find that it is highly praised by people from all over the world. Designed by language experts, Talk Now! includes great features like speak and repeat, interactive games, and digital recordings with native speakers. Interactive and fun, it is ideal for beginners and travelers. Test your knowledge with easy and hard quizzes and play a challenging memory game. Monitor your progress: keep your total score and print your own awards. You can also print your own picture dictionary for handy reference. On-screen help is available at all times in over 50 languages. Talk Now! runs on both Macintosh and Windows computers. Shipping weight 1 lb.
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English-Sinhalese and Sinhalese-English Pocket Dictionary
T. Moscrop, Vijairantne
This reprinted Indian bi-directional dictionary has over 20,000 entries and is in hardcover with 796 pages. From the preface: "This work is issued to meet the needs of those who require a fairly complete but medium-sized dictionary. The pocket dictionary generally known as Nicholson's issued in 1895 after having been almost entirely re-written and carefully revised by the Rev. J. Simon de Silva, B.A., has been taken as a basis. Clough's and Carter's dictionaries have often been referred to, especially the latter, which will doubtless remain for a generation to come the dictionary of the Sinhalese language. The accents have been retained in this edition as in the smaller work. It has not been easy, however, to preserve a uniform accentuation. A much greater difficulty has been the orthography, as no fixed method of writing has yet been agreed upon by scholars. Uniformity of spelling is greatly to be desired. The compiler feels that he has been at a disadvantage in not having been able personally to see the work through the press; but he trusts that errors will be found neither many nor serious. He is greatly indebted to the Rev. T. Moscrop who has given the work oversight and carefully revised most of the proofs."