New PDF release: An Introduction to Modern Japanese: Book 1

By Richard John Bowring, Haruko Uryu Laurie

ISBN-10: 052154887X

ISBN-13: 9780521548878

This is often a thorough one-year introductory path in eastern, additionally appropriate in case you desire to paintings at a slower velocity. scholars who end this path can have an organization grab of the way the language works and adequate wisdom of the writing procedure to take on daily written fabric without greater than a dictionary. specific cognizance is paid to questions of grammar which overseas newcomers frequently locate so tough, so booklet one could additionally function a reference grammar. An advent to trendy eastern makes use of either spoken and written types from the outset. There are note lists for every lesson, and a entire vocabulary for the total path. booklet One includes fifty-two classes that are observed via routines and observe lists in e-book . The workouts make sure that the scholar has understood the grammar defined within the suitable classes and provides additional perform in interpreting and spotting characters.

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Fem. /neut. fem. Nom, HOUlb Home Homa HAUIA Houin Acc, HAULK HAUIE HAUia HauiH Gen. Hwuero HameA HaUlhO Hauinua Dat, Homeuovr Hamen Instr. HAULHUK HAUIE lffi Haiunua Loc. HAUIEUB HCUlieM HAUIEHO 46 Plur, maso. neut. HauiA Homa fem. i The pronoun Ob (this) also follows this pattern, but with some alternative irregular forms. 21 above), but the original nomina­ tive form occurs as part of the relative pronoun H x e . Sing. Dual masc. neut. fem. masc. neut. fem. Nom. C L , CMM ce cn CMH\ C M , CMM cn Acc.

Li) . The The cluster zr only occurs at the beginning of roots, otherwise it is modified to zdr: '^pfeTM but M'^ApemTM, M-^APftMAl. 72 There are no double consonants, so two identical consonants are reduced to one: s + s > s, and z + z > z - v%z + zvati > Bi'^Barn but t + t > st " infinitive of verbs plet- + ti > NNECTM, ved- + ti > BecTH. 73 Other clusters are modified as follows: k + t > st - infinitive of verbs pek- + ti > NEIUTM, mog- + ti > (g > k before t ) . UOUITH s becomes § before s and 5, and z becomes S before 5; becomes s (no double consonants), but and then are modified as follows: sc > st or e - bez + Sislhrn, > ss > s - iz zlk > ^d BEUITMOAHM, + § B ^ B > HUIBAI (iz > is - iz + ^enetu > MJKAeHeTi BEVNCABHI > i^) (iz > il^) so remains or changes to st or c - iz + ^eliti > MOTtAMTM, MCQTAMTM, MUtAMTM.

Nouns ending in a hard consonant belong to the o, a or i de­ clension. Nouns ending in a soft consonant belong to the jo, ja or i 28 declension. The vowels o, a and i are still present in some of the endings, but where o and a were preceded by j there is no j in OCS except after a vowel, as j had already been assimilated to a preceding con­ sonant . There are seven cases, but there is a special ending for the vocative only in the singular of masculine and feminine nouns. In the dual the accusative ending is always the same as for the nom­ inative, the locative ending the same as for the genitive, and the instrumental ending the same as for the dative, so that there are only three case endings.

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