Finnish: An Essential Grammar
This second edition of Finnish: An Essential Grammar has undergone profound revisions. The chapter on basic sentence structure has been rewritten and syntax has been given more space. Sections have been added on phrase types, simple clause types, and types of complex sentences. A section on discourse particles has been added. The vocabulary of the copious example sentences has been updated to give it a touch of the twenty-first century.
The section on modern colloquial Finnish has been considerably expanded. Internet addresses helpful for any learner of Finnish are provided which make is possible to automatically analyse the grammatical structure of any Finnish words and sentences.
It gives not only a systematic account of the structures of the written language, but also features the characteristics of colloquial Finnish. No prior knowledge is assumed on the part of the reader and grammatical rules are clearly explained without jargon.
This is the ideal reference source both for those studying Finnish independently and for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Pronunciation and sound structure
Chapter 3 Word structure
Chapter 4 Two important sound alternations
Chapter 5 The declension of nominals
Chapter 6 The conjugation of verbs
Chapter 7 Sentence structure
Chapter 8 The nominative case and the partitive case
Chapter 15 Moods
Chapter 16 The passive
Chapter 17 Infinitives
Chapter 18 Participles
Chapter 19 Comparison of adjectives
Chapter 20 Other word classes
Chapter 21 Word formation
Chapter 22 The colloquial spoken language
Chapter 9 The genitive case possessive suffixes and the accusative case
Chapter 10 The six local cases
Chapter 11 Other cases
Chapter 12 Numerals
Chapter 13 Pronouns
Chapter 14 Tenses
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