Malay Made Easy
Covering both Malaya and Indonesia
by A. W. Hamilton
Donald Moore, Eastern Universities Press, 1959, [Eighth Edition], hardcover
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex-library with stickers and stamps to endpapers, age toned pages, minor tears to a few pages (see photographs)
“This elementary Malay handbook is based on a condensation of the hitherto accepted grammatical rules which elucidate the general principles on which the language is built up and are to be found in all the standard European works on the subject.
Though intended principally for English people who propose to reside in Malaya and wish to learn to speak Malay intelligibly and with a reasonable degree of accuracy, it also serves those proceeding to Indonesia. The whole field of speech is covered in a series of fifty lessons each dealing with a different grammatical aspect and exemplified by sentences in the accompanying exercises. A vocabulary of ten words is given with each lesson and is used progressively so that only those words which have been mastered previously are employed at any particular stage.