A New Method of Learning the German Language

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Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman & Company, 1865 - German language - 523 pages
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Page 312 - English verb, which, unlike the Greek and Latin verb, has only two or three varieties in its termination; yet, we perplex the learner with no less than...
Page 519 - ANDROMAQUE, IPHIGENIE, ESTHER, and ATHALIE. The Notes will be found, in all the plays, sufficiently full, without being diffuse ; in Les Plaideurs, the only comedy written by Racine, the explanations, however, are much fuller than the others. VII. FASQUELLE'S INTRODUCTORY FRENCH COURSE. ISmo. Price, 56 cents. A new work, on the plan of the larger " Course,
Page 179 - Participles have the same government as the verbs from which they are derived. The preposition of, therefore, should not be used after the participle, when the verb does not require it. Thus, in phrases like the following, of is improper : " Keeping of one day in seven ;" — " By preaching of repentance ;" —
Page 517 - MANESOA, and others, with the old Classical, or Grammatical System. One of its principal features is a constant comparison of the construction of the French and English Languages. 2. Another important feature consists in the facility with •which the instructor or student can elect in the course of study the practice and theory combined, or as much or as little of either as he deems proper. 3. The
Page 520 - Course is our standard text-book in French. We use it because we think it best. I speak with some confidence, and am satisfied that it is decidedly superior to any other book of the kind.
Page 518 - It pursues the same gradual course, and comprehend! the same wide scope of instruction. It is the leading book in the best literary institutions in the United States, and has alw been reprinted in England, where it has an extended sale.
Page 517 - The rules of composition, grammatical and idiomatical, are introduced gradually, so as not to offer too many difficulties at one time. 6. The verbs are grouped by tenses, and comparisons instituted, showing their resemblance or difference of termination in the different conjugations. 7. The second, or theoretical part, offers, in a condensed form, a solution of the principal difficulties of the language. 8. The Rules are deduced from the best authorities, and illustrated by short extracts from the...
Page 290 - Sin (one), however, is declined throughout like the indefinite article. It is, in fact, the same word with a different use, and is distinguished from it in speaking and writing only by a stronger emphasis, and by being usually written with a capital initial. This is the form which it has when immediately before a noun, or before an adjective qualifying a noun. Thus : — Masculine.
Page 418 - When the nominatives are of different persons, the verb is commonly plural, and takes the first person rather than the second and the second rather than the third ; as, Si tu et Tullia valitis, ego et Cicero valemus, " If you and Tullia are well, Cicero and I are well.
Page 517 - Course" commences with a complete though short treatise on pronunciation, presenting the power of each letter as initial, medial, or final, and also its sound when final and carried to the next word, in reading or speaking. 4. The changes in the words are presented in the most simple manner, and copiously exemplified by conversational phrases. 6. The rules of composition, grammatical and idiomatical, are introduced gradually, so as not to offer too many difficulties at one time. 6. The verbs are...

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