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Page 15 - piecee," as "one piecee man," in Chinese Pigeon English, is a relic of the same use of qualificative or determining words.,) THE VERB. The Persian Verb consists of a root in combination with various participial affixes and the auxiliary verb " To be,". of which the simplest form is the affixed substantive
Page 26 - ankdr. There are a few others which practice and the vocabularies will teach, but the phonetic rules given on p. 24 will be found to cover most of the cases met with.* In some instances the infinitive and the stem belong to different verbs, just as in English " go " and " went " come from different radical forms
Page 34 - to." CONCORDANCE. The Concordance of Verbs and Nouns is exactly the same as in English, a singular noun requiring a singular verb, and a plural noun taking a plural verb. Nouns substantive do not agree with their adjectives or qualifying nouns in number, it being sufficient to mark the plural by the termination in the first named ; as
Page 19 - to become." This often has the sense of "to go," and is employed to form the passive of an active verb, being analogous in this respect to the English "get," "to get beaten," "get" being connected with "go:" ef American, " you get," and our own, " get out.
Page 34 - I gave the book to the man," attention being chiefly called in the last sentence to " book," both by the objective affix and by its position in the sentence: the fact that "the man" is in "dative" is then expressed, as in English,
Page 7 - a dead (man)," whereas in English to say " a good," " a dead," is nonsense. There is, in fact, no such thing as an adjective, though one substantive may be used to qualify another. NUMBEB. The Plural is formed by affixing > creatures ; and
Page 32 - easily understood when met with, and will be found in the dictionary. THE SYNTAX. In Accidence we found how each word was capable of certain modifications to express the accidents of person, number, gender, or time. We now come to Syntax, which, as
Page 3 - not jee. It is sometimes also pronounced with a slight y sound, like the Cockney mode of pronouncing the g in garden, " gyarden." When it occurs between two vowels it is often sounded
Page 7 - a good man," not as in English (where good is abstract and meaningless without the substantive being expressed), but " a man (I mean) a good one:" hence we can use a so-called " adjective
Page 19 - or any other verb, and the tenses thus obtained may be combined with those of another verb to make the various tenses of the passive. If, then, we know the root and the past form or stem of any verb we can, with the assistance of the auxiliary verbs, form any tense we may desire: in other words, conjugate it throughout; eg