Simplified Grammar of the Serbian Language (Google eBook)

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Trübner, 1887 - Serbian language - 71 pages
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Page 4 - Brahmans the syllables ri and rt. If I may judge from experiments made in my own mouth, the bringing of the r far enough forward in the mouth to be trilled would render very natural, and almost unavoidable, the slipping in, before and after it, of a fragment of the neutral vowel, our tt in but, the " obscure (samvrta) a " of our treatise : of this character, it can hardly be doubted, would be what elements the sound contained which were not r.
Page 31 - The perfective aspect denotes either that the action has been quite completed, or that it will definitely cease. This aspect has no present tense, but a present form with a future signification, just as we say in English: 'I go to-morrow morning'.
Page 4 - Pratic;&khyas, the Hindus had begun to find that difficulty in its utterance and use as a vowel which caused its entire disappearance in the later forms of the language, and has made of it in the mouth of the modern Brahmans the syllables ri and rt. If I may judge from experiments made in my own mouth, the bringing of the r far enough forward in the mouth to be trilled would render very natural, and almost unavoidable, the slipping in, before and after it, of a fragment of the neutral vowel, our...
Page iv - Serbisms, having been the book-language till nearly the close of the first thirty years of this century the sermo vulgaris has hardly had time to fully develop itself. The orthography has fluctuated greatly and the modifications of the Cyrillic alphabet introduced by VUK only came into general use in Serbia in I868.
Page 4 - To do justice to this subject would require several pages, and all that can be done here is to give a few brief hints and examples.
Page vi - London), for the kindness and care with which he has looked over the proofs and the interest he has taken in the work throughout.

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