A German Grammar for High Schools and Colleges

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Silver, Burdett, 1905 - German language - 360 pages
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Page 231 - ... even in a passive sense, the idea of the endurance of the action on the part of the subject being more conspicuous to the mind than that of its exertion of the action. 284. Such a verb, therefore, takes as its object a reflexive pronoun, of the same person, number, and gender with its subject.
Page xiii - E e F f G g H h I i J i K k L 1 M m N n...
Page xiii - R r S s T t U u V v Ww X x Y y Z z Italic.
Page 151 - Most verbs which have c for their root-vowel change e to i or ie in the second and third persons singular of the present indicative...
Page 139 - Rules of Conjugation. 226. Certain strong verbs undergo modification or change of the root vowel in the second and third persons singular of the present indicative and in the imperative singular. (a) Nearly all those which have the vowel e in the first person of the present change it into i or ie in the second and third, and in the second person singular of the imperative, short e becoming short i, and long e becoming ie. For instance...
Page 7 - The sound may best be learned by whispering ' key ' and dwelling on the sound that follows the k.
Page 92 - ... the second person plural is the same as the second person plural present indicative passive.
Page 1 - Vowels are termed front or back-vowels, according as they are articulated in the front part of the mouth (the hard palate), with the tongue pushed forward, or in the back part of the mouth (the soft palate), with the tongue drawn back.
Page 85 - The second and third person singular of the present indicative and the second person singular of the imperative are also given when they show peculiarities.
Page 1 - There are no silent vowels, except e in the combination ie : bie (pronounce dee), the (6, 3). 2. A vowel doubled or followed by I) in the same syllable is long: Staf, eel; Ial)in, lame.

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