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By Eva C. Lange

Step-by-step, those twenty classes, with fascinating and precious illustrations, will help you, despite earlier language education, to learn, write and communicate in German within the shortest attainable time.

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Guide To Pronunciation And Spelling
Explains tips to pronounce the sounds, phrases and stages of the language via uncomplicated phonetic symbols in keeping with English spelling. ideas of spelling also are explained.

Twenty Conversational Lessons
These classes contain valuable vocabularies and daily conversations. along of every note and sentence is given the right kind pronunciation and English translation. Easy-to-understand grammatical footnotes are mixed during this technique to make your language examine powerful and interesting.

Complete Reference Grammar
Provides a whole and transparent rationalization of each rule of constitution. it's cross-referenced with and provides to the reason within the conversational lesson footnotes.

Bi-Lingual Dictionary
German-English/English-German Dictionary includes all worthwhile phrases and phrases you must be aware of, so that you can find them easily.

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C) The final vowel of the verb root is preserved because it ends in -u: panu-k " ( i t ) passed", -temu-k "(he) descended", -ehku-k, etc. d) The rule applies and here the final vowel is lost (the 'present 1 being compared with 'past 1 forms): a:na, -an-ki "(he) grabbed ( i t ) " ; -chiya, -chix-ki "(she) looked", -kaki, -kak "(she) heard (it)"; -nemi, nen-ki " ( i t ) was"; k i : s a , ki:s-ki "(she) l e f t " ; etc. 2) Vowel loss in nouns. A rule very similar to the vowelloss rule in verbs also applies to nouns, except that the final -u.

This has produced an alternation between h and 0.. It explains the verbs of class I I I which in the 'present 1 end in -ia (phonetically -iya and -ua (phonetically -uwa), but in other tenses or aspects end in -ih and ~uh. Historically such verbs bore an Ji between the final two vowels (*-iha and *-uha), which was lost when it came to be in intervocalic position. A few examples which show the presence versus absence of Ji in such verbs are: sa:lua "to stick, glue" talua "to run" k-ilpia "(he) ties it" ki-ta:lia "(he) puts i t " sa:luh-ke-t "they glued" taluh-tuk "has run" k-ilpih-tuk "has tied it" ki-ta:lih-ke-t "they put i t " Although these verbs appear phonetically with x or w before a, this X and w can be predicted from their intervocallic position.

The locative suffix -pan "on, upon, near" (always in relation to the surface of something) is not productive, but is found in the following forms: a:-pan -el-pan ikxi-pan i-pan i:x-pan i:x-te:m-pan mets-pan ta-te:m-pan -te:m-pan ti:-pan t(i)yu:-pan tsum-pan -uh-pan xu:-pan river chest, breast on foot behind before, in front of in front of someone lap, bosom at the edge of, beside at the edge of, beside behind church upon, on top of road "winter" (rainy season) (a:- "water") (-el- 'inside', "stomach") (ikxi "foot") (i- 'his, her, its') (i:x- "eye") (cf.

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