Welcome to the World of Gujarati. I am Kaushik. I am the author of two popular blogs to
Learn Marathi from English kaushiklele-learnmarathi.blogspot.com
Learn Marathi from Hindi learn-marathi-from-hindi-kaushiklele.blogspot.com
After these successful blogs, I have decided to start a similar project to help people “Learn Gujarati from English”
Here I am trying to introduce you to the fundamentals of Gujarati through English. But in some places, I have taken help of examples from Hindi.
Hindi and Gujarati have similar scripts; except few alphabets. The pronunciation of the letters is the same. So for those who can read & write Hindi, reading Gujarati is easy. They will save time learning pronunciation.
So if you know Hindi, this journey to learn Gujarati will be comparatively easy.
But those who do not know Hindi need not feel upset. They just need to put little more effort into learning script and pronunciation.
My own experience says that reading the language from its own script helps a lot. So learn the Gujarati script first. So learning Gujarati will be easier if you read it directly from Gujarati instead of Romanized.
For most of the examples, transliteration is given in Roman script is as well. This is for the convenience of search-ability on the internet.
While learning the language, a student is very excited and wants to speak full sentences as early as possible. He wants to be able to communicate from day 1. Obviously it will not be possible, because you have just used few words !! you can not communicate everything from these few words. Realization of this fact de-motivates the student. Many language learning programs shower the student with a list of full sentences. This looks good at first, but it does not teach how to prepare a sentence. So although you know 100 sentences, you are unable to create 101st sentence yourself.
Here comes the necessity of learning grammar.
Students think that learning grammar is tedious and try to run away from it. Spoon feeding i.e. list of pre-created sentences will just keep you handicapped. So learn grammar, stand on your own feet and enjoy the journey.
So I have decided to keep a fine balance between “ready made sentences” and grammar. So by speaking ready-made-full sentences you can keep alive your excitement. And by grammar, you will nurture your foundation.
You can master the pronunciation of Gujarati by watching audio-video clips of these lessons at my YouTube channel.
YouTube Channel name:- Learn Gujarati through English with Kaushik Lele
So friends let us start the journey. Welcome to the world of Gujarati. The language having history of around 1000 years, rich with its literature, philosophy, widespread influence in society.