A New Practical and Easy Method of Learning the German Language Volume 3

A New Practical and Easy Method of Learning the German Language Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...I wrote. All other tenses are formed by means of the auxiliary verbs. Ex.: Perfect Tense: idj Ijabe gefdjrieben, I have written. Pluperfect Tense: idj ijane gefdjrieben, I had written. 1st Future Tenso: idj Werbe fdjreiben, I shall write. 2d Future Tense: idj Werbe gefdjrieben Baben, I shall have written. The Subjunctive Mood has the same tenses as tho Indicative Mood. The Potential or Conditional Mood is expressed either by the Imperfect tense of the Subjunctive mood or by a circumlocution. 46. The Infinitive of all German verbs terminates in en; by taking off this termination we find the root of the verb. Ex.: (c)djreib is the root of the verb fdjreiben, to write; fag the root of the verb fagen, to say. 47. The regular German verbs are divided into assonant and dissonant verbs. We call assonant those verbs, in which the modifications of tenses, persons, &c. are marked by terminations or initials added to the root, without this root's suffering any alteration. We call dissonant those verbs, whose Imperfect and often also the Imperative and Past participle are formed by changing the vowel of the root. 3. OF THE CONJUGATION OF ASSONANT VERBS. 48. The Present tense of the Indicative Mood of assonant verbs is formed by the following terminations: Sing. 1.--e 2.-U 3.--t Plur. 1.--en 2.--t 3.--en. The Present tense of the Subjunctive Mood is like that of the Indicative Mood, with the exeption that the third person Singular is like the first, and that the ter minations ft and t are always preceded by an e. Ex.: Sing. 1.--e 2.--efl 3.--t Plur. 1.--en 2.--tt 3.--en. The Imperfect tense of the Indicative as well as of the Subjunctive Mood is formed by adding the following terminations: Sing. 1.--te 2.--tefl 3.--te Plur..show more

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  • English
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  • 1236830733
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