Danish. An Essential Grammar, 2nd Edition by Tom Lundskaer-Nielsen, Philip Holmes

By Tom Lundskaer-Nielsen, Philip Holmes

Danish: a vital Grammar is a reference advisor to an important facets of present Danish because it is utilized by local audio system. It offers a clean and available description of the language, targeting these parts of Danish that pose specific difficulties for English audio system yet whilst supplying a wide common account of the language. The Grammar is the appropriate resource of reference for the learner of Danish within the early and heart levels. it really is compatible for self reliant examine or for college kids in faculties, faculties, universities and grownup sessions of all kinds. This new version has been absolutely up to date to mirror alterations in present language use and up to date cultural advancements. gains comprise: transparent, jargon-free causes many tables and diagrams for additional readability separate thesaurus of linguistic and grammatical phrases designated index with key Danish and English phrases

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18 He said that he was tired and hungry. 4 Two-word stress Stress Where two or more words belong together in one semantic unit, the last word in the phrase is stressed. Preposition + noun (Kig) i 'bogen. (Look) in the book. (De kommer) i 'dag. (They’re coming) today. Indefinite article + noun en 'bil a car et 'hus a house Verb + particle smide 'ud throw out vende 'om turn round Verb1 + Verb2 Jeg skal 'gå. I must go. De var 'rejst. They had left. Infinitive marker + verb at 'se to see at 'vente to wait Verb + complement (Han) er 'høj.

Don’t forget to write! 1 The glottal stop (stød) 12 ‘Stød’ (marked ’) is a peculiarly Danish phenomenon, not found in other North or West European languages. In English, it comes closest to the glottal stop (a sound like that found in Cockney ‘bottle’ [bɔ’l], ‘water’ [wɔ ’ə] or ‘little’ [li’l]). However, in the glottal stop there is complete closure of the vocal cords (glottis), whereas the Danish ‘stød’ is more of a ‘creaky voice’, produced by irregularities in the vibration of the vocal cords, but without complete closure.

Whole-part or type-example), and those that are obvious to everyone, use the definite form: Han har en cykel, men gearet virker ikke. ←⎯⎯⎯⎯ first time associated He has a bike but the gear doesn’t work. Jeg købte forskellige blomster, men roserne var flottest. ←⎯⎯⎯⎯ 40 first time associated I bought different flowers, but the roses were the nicest. Vejret var fint. Solen skinnede. Så jeg vaskede bilen. obvious obvious obvious Articles The weather was fine. The sun shone. So I washed the car. 3 Nouns without article versus nouns with indefinite article The use of count nouns without article tends to indicate a contrast with the noun with indefinite article: (a) No article = generality Har I bil?

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