Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 403 pages
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This new expanded edition of Modern Welsh is the ideal reference source for all speakers and learners of Welsh, suitable for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes at all levels. Focusing on contemporary spoken Welsh, this new enlarged edition features a substantial new function-based section, explaining and exemplifying a wide range of sentence and phrase patterns. Notes on variations between dialects and between spoken and formal written forms have also been expanded.
The Grammar presents the complexities of Welsh in a concise and readable form. Common grammatical patterns and parts of speech are discussed in detail, and extensive cross-references make the book comprehensive and easy to use.
Features include
*full use of authentic examples
*particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty
*extensive index and cross referencing
*initial consonant mutations marked throughout
*separate additional section on communicative functions
*notes on variation between dialects and on formal written language.
  

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Of all the Welsh grammar books I've used, this is my firm favourite. Most either concentrate on the formal written language of literature or an artificial "standard" version that nobody actually ... Read full review

Contents

Glossary of Technical Terms
6
Mutations in Welsh 312
13
Word Order and Sentence Structure 1321
20
Articles 2233
28
Nouns 3492
35
Adjectives 93118
69
Pronouns 119159
90
Numerals and Quantifiers 160197
111
Giving and Seeking Promises and Assurances
346
Issuing Accepting and Declining Invitations and Offers
347
Seeking Granting and Denying Permission
349
Making Accepting and Declining Suggestions
351
Issuing and Responding to Warnings
353
Asserting and Denying the Truth of Something
355
Remembering and Forgetting
356
Expressing Future Intentions
357

Verbs 198398
131
Adverbs and Adverbials 39942
242
Prepositions 443476
273
Compound Prepositions 475476
300
Complex Sentences 477497
303
Relative Complex Sentences 479485
305
Indirect Complex Sentences 486497
309
Conjunctions 498513
318
Coordinating Conjunctions 510513
324
FUNCTIONS AND SITUATIONS
327
Attracting Attention
328
Personal Greetings and Congratulations
329
Good Wishes
330
Introductions
331
Eating and Drinking
332
Giving and Receiving Compliments
333
Commiserations
334
Giving and Receiving Thanks
335
Apologies
337
Asking for and Giving Help
339
Asking and GivingAdvice
340
Asking for Something to be Done
341
Expressing Needs Wishes and Desires
342
Expressing Objections and Complaints
344
Expressing Likes and Dislikes
358
Indicating and Asking about Preferences
359
Expressing Indifference
360
Voicing Opinion
361
Expressing Agreement and Disagreement
363
Expressing Happiness Fear and Sadness
364
Expressing Hopes and Disappointment
366
Expressing Surprise
367
Expressing Enjoyment and Pleasure
368
Dealing with Money
371
Talking about Health and Illness
372
English words Causing Particular Translation Problems
375
Translation of take
377
Translation of other Miscellaneous Problem Words
378
Affirmative and Negative Responses
380
DoNaddo
381
Words Differing in North and South Wales
382
Keeping the Channel Open
384
Asking for Spoken Linguistic Cues
385
Shaping the Course of the Conversation
387
Further Reading
389
Index
391
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