A Compendious German Grammar

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H. Holt and Company, 1870 - German language - 303 pages
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Page vii - German,' -^-and I must be allowed to add French — 'ability to speak is an object inferior in importance to ability to understand those languages accurately and readily ; and the attainment of the former is properly to be made posterior to that of the latter. One who has mastered the principles of grammar, and acquired by reading a fair vocabulary and a feeling for the right use of it, will learn to speak and write rapidly and...
Page vii - Yet, there are two serious objections to it. " Firstly, it is" — to quote Mr. Whitney once more — " for the most part impracticable in schools and colleges. Their circumstances and methods of instruction render translation and construction the means by which the most useful knowledge and the best discipline can be gained. To the very great majority of those who learn German...
Page 33 - NOUNS. 91. To the second declension belong only masculine and feminine nouns. They form all the cases of the plural by adding n or en to the theme, and masculines take the same "ending in the oblique cases of the singular. 92. 1. Nearly all the feminine nouns in the language are of this declension : namely a. All feminines of more than one syllable, whether primitive words, as ©eite,
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Page 220 - Tin soldiers!' That was the very first thing that they heard in this world, when the lid of their box was taken off. A little boy had shouted this and clapped his hands; he had been given them as a birthday present, and now he set them out on the table. Each soldier was exactly like the next - except for one, which had only a single leg; he was the last to be moulded, and there was...
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Page 162 - ... is shown by the circumstance that that object, when designating the same person or thing with the subject of the verb, is expressed by the reflexive instead of the personal pronoun: thus, ct TOollte 1 id) ntrf)t fyalten laffcn, 'he would not let himself be held...
Page 90 - Sonne gefefyret : accus. absolute, denoting an accompanying or characterizing circumstance, as if governed by " with " or " having

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