A New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language by J. A. Haywood, H. M. Nahmad

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By J. A. Haywood, H. M. Nahmad

- the fundamental learn advisor to Arabic grammar
-- a real vintage within the field.

In addition to Qur'an choices, fables, tales, newspaper extracts, letters, and excerpts from classical and glossy Arabic writings are incorporated. The ebook includes fifty two chapters with a vocabulary of over 4,000 words.

It will function a foundation for additional and deeper learn of this classical language and its literature; even as it is going to support to shape an outstanding starting place if you happen to desire to be aware of the fashionable written language of literature and the day-by-day press.

This is principally a pragmatic grammar. it really is intended for the newbie who's now not acquainted with the peculiarities of the Semetic languages. however, it really is accomplished sufficient for many scholars' wishes within the first or 3 years of analysis.

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3 (c)). g. boerin ‘farmer’s wife’ – boerinnen, lerares ‘female teacher’ – leraressen. g. soiree ‘party’ – soirees. Also the Latin word dominee ‘reverend’ – dominees. 2 There is a group of very common nouns that have a short vowel in the singular but a long vowel in the plural These are nouns which one would expect to find under (f) above which do not double the consonant as the vowel is pronounced long. g. )’. 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 12111 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 41111 staf staff staven10 weg road wegen bad bath baden bedrag amount bedragen bevel order bevelen blad leaf of a book bladen11 dak roof daken dal valley dalen gat hole gaten gebed prayer gebeden gebod commandment geboden gebrek failing gebreken glas glass glazen graf grave graven12 hol cave holen lot lottery ticket loten pad path paden13 schot shot schoten14 slot lock, castle sloten spel game spelen15 vat barrel vaten16 verbod prohibition verboden verdrag treaty verdragen Plural of nouns Neuter 10 Staven is also the plural of de staaf ‘stick’.

Dog weather’), luizebaan ‘dreadful job’ (lit. ‘louse job’). g. Koninginnedag ‘Queen’s Birthday holiday’,8 zonneschijn ‘sunshine’. Trendy spellings There are a few more categories but these are the major ones. These rules may seem a little complicated but they amount to the following: if in doubt, always write -en- and you won’t often be wrong. More difficult for foreigners, but not for native-speakers, is knowing where a medial sound is required at all in such compounds, given that in English we simply put two nouns together, as the translations of the above examples illustrate.

33 Chapter 7 Nouns Zelfstandige naamwoorden Gender Geslacht Dutch nouns belong to one of two genders, common gender and neuter. The former is an amalgamation of what were formerly masculine and feminine. 2). 3 (b)). Dutch dictionaries usually indicate gender by placing an m (mannelijk), a v (vrouwelijk) or an o (onzijdig) after the noun; thus m and v indicate that those nouns are now common gender. Every new Dutch noun must be learnt together with the appropriate definite article. There are a few reasonably reliable rules for learning the gender of nouns but there are nevertheless many words which do not fit the rules and for which the gender simply has to be learnt by heart.

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