A Compendious German Grammar

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Leypoldt & Holt, 1869 - German language - 248 pages
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Page iii - 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 ii - In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1875, by D. APPLETON & COMPANY, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. PREFACE, THE
Page iii - 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 27 - 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 feminities of more than one syllable, whether primitive words, as ©eite,
Page 137 - According to tradition, * these thousand years of the reign of Christ and the saints, will be the seventh Millenary of the world : for as God created the world in six days, and rested on the seventh...
Page 89 - Ijeífen, íjbren, fefjen, íetiren, and lernen — the last two not uniformly), when construed with another verb in the infinitive, form their perfect and pluperfect tenses by adding the infinitive instead of the participle to the auxiliary (Whitney). — biefer StimlH' : genitive to be construed with benfen. 1930. Off* net bie ©nffe : make a way. @affe primarily means ' narrow street
Page 78 - Sonne gefefyret : accus. absolute, denoting an accompanying or characterizing circumstance, as if governed by " with " or " having

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