Grammar of the German Language: For High Schools and Colleges, Designed for Beginners and Advanced Students (Classic Reprint)

Grammar of the German Language: For High Schools and Colleges, Designed for Beginners and Advanced Students (Classic Reprint)

by H. C. G. Brandt
     
 

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This is the first thoroughly revised edition. Of the criticisms of this work, I have been able to accept and embody especially those of Professor A. L. Ripley, of Yale College, and of Professor Geo. O. Curme, of Cornell College (Iowa), to both

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Excerpt from Grammar of the German Language: For High Schools and Colleges, Designed for Beginners and Advanced Students

This is the first thoroughly revised edition. Of the criticisms of this work, I have been able to accept and embody especially those of Professor A. L. Ripley, of Yale College, and of Professor Geo. O. Curme, of Cornell College (Iowa), to both of whom I express my sincere thanks. The strictures made upon my classification of nouns and upon the standard of pronunciation I do not think well founded. The classification of nouns is historical and scientific. If the standard pronunciation should finally settle upon kh, jh (§ 375)for g and not upon k (surd stop), nothing would please me better. "Hard" g except after n is a bitter pill for a North German. To the objection that the work is too concise, let me say, that I have tried to make it concise. The Accidence and Part II. were once as large again as they are now. The first contained too much syntax, until, following the excellent method of the French grammarians, I resolved to separate entirely inflection and syntax. I have in this edition transferred several paragraphs from Part I. to Part II. Part II. is a historical foundation broad enough for Part I. to rest upon. It is not intended to be a minute historical reference-grammar for teachers and specialists only.

The word-index has been very much enlarged.

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ISBN-13:
9781330003404
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
05/26/2015
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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