Dr. E.C. Rask's Danish Grammar

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Williams & Nogate, 1847 - Danish language - 155 pages
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Page 79 - Anglosaxon. Though the Roman character is daily gaining ground, being introduced into the Transactions of the Royal Academy of Copenhagen, and of most other learned societies in Denmark and Norway, as also used in many excellent works of private authors, yet the monkish or Gothic form of the letters is still preferred by many. In this character the capital...
Page 5 - ... most common ; and in cases necessary, where it is not used, assist the learner, by placing accents over the vowels, (') for the close or long sound and (.') for the open or slender, as in French. There are no diphthongs in Danish, but aj, ej, oj, uj...
Page 3 - ... are commonly confounded , so that 0 is used for both sounds in books printed in the Gothic type, 0 in those in the Roman character. The distinction proposed by H&jsgard, shall be adopted here, as it will greatly assist the student's memory in recollecting the genuine pronunciation.

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