Danish: An Elementary Grammar and Reader / Edition 2

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Overview

This course has six parts: 1. A general introduction to written and spoken Danish. 2. A chapter on Danish phonetics. 3. A grammar, arranged by sections under nouns, adjectives, adverbs, etc., with chapters on word-order and word-formation, and including exercises. 4. A section of general information - about money, weights and measures, meals, etc. 5. Twenty-five Danish texts (twenty prose, five poetry) from standard authors for translation into English. 6. Twenty English texts, graded in difficulty, for translation into Danish. No other Danish grammer and reader with this scope and degree of scholarship exists. Mr Bredsdorff has taught in England for a number of years, and most of his pupils have started with no knowledge of Danish. His course has been tried out and proved successful.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521098212
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/14/1974
  • Edition description: Reprinted, Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 4.84 (w) x 7.32 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition; Preface to the revised impression; Part I. An Introduction to Danish: 1. The Danish alphabet; 2. The written language; 3. The spoken language; Part II. Danish Phonetics: 4. The sound system; 5. Spelling and sound values; 6. Special pronunciation; 7. Stress; Weak forms of words; Part III. Grammar: 8. Nouns; 9. Adjectives; 10. Adverbs; 11. Numericals; 12. Pronouns; 13. Regular verbs; 14. Irregular verbs; 15. Conjunctions; 16. Prepositions; 17. Injections; 18. Word order; 19. Word formation; Part IV. Useful Words and General Information: 20. Special Idioms; 21. Day and night; 22. Meals; 23. The days of the week; 24. The months; 25. Public holidays in Denmark; 26. The four seasons; 27. The cardinal points; 28. Names denoting kinship; 29. Countries and nations; 30. Colours; 31. The monetary system; 32. Weights and measures; 33. Common abbreviations; Part V. Danish Texts: Part VI. Twenty Texts for Danish Composition.

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