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A Student Grammar of Euskara by Jon D. Patrick & Ilari Zubiri Ibarrondo

By Jon D. Patrick & Ilari Zubiri Ibarrondo

This publication is a pragmatic instruction manual of the grammar of the basque language. it truly is geared toward the 1st 3 years of a school basque language curriculum. The ebook is outfitted at the extensive subject different types outlined by way of HABE as very important for the 1st four degrees of basque language competence. The authors' adventure of attending periods on the larger degrees of 5-12 were drawn directly to ensure the rest commonest language positive aspects scholar may be uncovered to on the street, from tv programmes, newspapers and radio. Competency in all of the contents of the e-book might ascertain a scholar was once on the uppermost finish of the dimensions of second language speaker competency. a distinct characteristic of the textual content is its explanatory variety. each one subject is mentioned after which a sequence of sentence examples in basque are offered in addition to their english translation. In overall there are approximately 2300 instance pairs of sentences within the e-book. Importantly each one instance is used to target a selected point of the language. to assist the coed unique notes are extra to English translations to give an explanation for edition within the translation from the literal shape. The publication additionally features a set of Appendices of the auxiliary verb pardigms in a clearest structure but released. additionally it features a set of Appendices of the most typical sorts of compound and artificial verbs. Chapters: 1. PHONETICS - FONETIKA. 2. creation TO MORPHOLOGY - MORFOLOGIARI SARRERA. three. DECLENSION - DEKLINABIDEA. four. MORPHOLOGY - MORFOLOGIA. five. THE VERB - ADITZA. 6. SYNTAX - SINTAXIS. 7. NOTIONS / parts - NOZIOAK

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Gu ez gara hemengoak. Ez zaizu gustazen? Ez nago konforme. Oker ez banago Ez dut ulertzen ••• 10 [Eztaukat gogorikJ [Ni enaiz Bilbokoa l [Hori ezta Gernikan bizi l [Gu ezkara hemengoakJ [Etzaizu gustatzen? 1. 11. BORROWED WORDS - Maileguak Borrowed words suffer some minor adaptations when used in Euskara. 12. PHONETICS Fonetika - The formal eategori zation of phonemes i n Euskara i s presented below using the Interna­ tional Phonctie Alphabet (IPA). The study or Euskara's phonology is weB developed and detailed descriptions can be found in Hualde, ( 1 99 1 ) and SaltoreBi, ( 1 988) (see introduc­ tion).

THE PARTICLE "EZ" • «Ez » Partikula In negative construction s, due to the presence of the Z of EZ i m mediately before the aux­ i l i ary verb, a series of phonetic transformations are applied to the leading consonants. This i s an extensive phenomena. Here is a table of those phonetic changcs: ez naiz [ enaizJ, ez nago [enagoJ ez zara [eTZaraJ, ez zait [eTZaitl ez da [ezTaJ, ez dakit [ezTakitl ez gara [ezKaraJ , ez goaz [ezKoazJ ez bada [esPadaJ, ez badu [esPaduJ ez zait [eTZait], ez ziren [eTZiren] Z + N => N Z + Z => TZ Z + D => ZT Z + G => ZK Z + B => ZP Z + Z => TZ Here are so me examples : Ez daukat gogorik.

That said, it is stiII possible to identify two types of artieles in Euskara. It is just that the definite arti­ ele is used sometimes when the indefinite artiele or no artiele is used in English . 1. THE DEFINITE ARTICLE Artikulu Zehaztua - The definite artiele in Euskara is characterized by: a) being placed after the noun, or the adjective, and b) joined onto the noun or the adjective. Here are some examples: umeA txikiA ume txikiA : the chiId : the little (one) : the little chiId There are two forms in each deelension case for singular and pluraL In the nominative case the singular is -A, and the plural is -AK.

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