A New, Practical and Easy Method of Learning the German Language
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ... the radical vowel ( 51), but the Plural always keeps the form of the assonant verbs: geben, to give; gib, give (thou); gebet, give (ye). Whenever the Imperative Mood is formed by changing the radicdf vowel, the 2nd and 3d Persons of the Present tense, Indicative Mood, undergo the same change: geben, to give; gib, give (thou); bu gibft, thou givest; er gibt, he gives. Ex.: (c)terben, to die. PRESENT TENSE. Indicative Mood. Subjunctive Mood. 3d) tferb-e, I die, tcb fterb-e, (if) I die, bu ftirb-ft bu jterb-eft er pirb-t er fterb-e rotr perb-en Wir fterb-ert ihr fterb-t tbr perb-et fte fterbert. pe perb-en. erative Mood: pirb, die (thou); fierb-er, die (ye). 53. The dissonant verbs, in the Imperfect tense of the Indi eative, as well as in the Subjunctive Mood, change their radical vowel into 0, i, a or u. Hence we have four ditferent classes of dissonant verbs. The Perfect Participle either retains the vowel of the Imperfeet tense, or takes back that of the root, or differs from both, as is shown in the following table. FIRST CLASS. The first class comprehends those dissonant verbs, which cr their radical vowel into a long or short o: Observation. Most verbs of the first class have f t for their radical vowel. The verb gtetyen change In the Impcrfeet tense and in the Perfect Participle I) into a; ttiefen, ftebfn and taufen double tte nd-coosonunt of the root, to make the o Bhort."" SECOND CLASS. The second class comprehends those verbs, which change their radical vowel into i (i short) or into i e (i long). The third class comprehends those verbs, which change their radical vowel in the Imperfect tense into a, and in the Perfect Participle into u or o: Infinitive. SBinben, to tie, finben, to find, dpinben, to vanish, toinben, to.
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