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Catalan: A Comprehensive Grammar by Max W.Wheeler, Alan Yates and Nicolau Dols

By Max W.Wheeler, Alan Yates and Nicolau Dols

Catalan: A accomplished Grammar is a whole reference consultant to trendy Catalan grammar, proposing an obtainable and systematic description of the fashionable language. it's the basically entire grammar of the language on hand in EnglishThe Grammar displays the present fact of Catalan via acknowledging neighborhood variety and contours Balearic and Valencian types along the language utilized in the Barcelona region.The mixed professional wisdom of the writer crew guarantees a balanced insurance of contemporary Catalan.Features include:* finished assurance of all elements of speech* a wealth of genuine examples illustrating language issues* recognition to components of specific hassle for these whose first language is English* complete cross-referencing* unique index.

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Perjuís damage dominó pl. dominós mask, disguise rondó pl. rondós rondo pro pl. pros pro, argument for bambú pl. bambús bamboo hindú pl. hindús Hindu menú pl. menús table d’hôte menú nyu pl. nyus gnu tabú pl. tabús taboo tatú pl. 4 PLURAL OF WORDS ENDING IN UNSTRESSED -e In Valencian, NW Catalan, and some other areas (Ibiza, Alghero) a few words that end in unstressed -e may form plurals in -ns (entailing a written accent on the stressed syllable). Hòmens and jóvens are well established in standard Valencian.

Nation etc. ) communion etc. ) inclusion etc. ) question, issue etc. ) connection etc. ) syphilis etc. ) arthritis and many others, mostly inflammations or diseases. ) (type of cotton cloth). ) darkness etc. ) security < previous page page_18 next page > < previous page page_19 next page > Page 19 etc. g. intensitat ‘intensity’, impossibilitat ‘impossibility’. ) faculty etc. 3 Less predictable endings Certain other frequent word endings are less predictably assignable to one gender or the other.

Universitat de les Illes Balears) When the abbreviation or acronym denotes an institution named in a foreign language, the gender either derives from an associated Catalan word if there is one, or is masculine by default: la Unesco ‘UNESCO’ (cf. ) . 8 GENDER OF FOREIGN WORDS Words borrowed from Spanish, French, Italian, and Latin typically bring with them the gender they have in the source language (with Latin neuter > Catalan masculine); words from other languages tend to be masculine, unless they are closely associated semantically with a Catalan word which is feminine.

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