Language-student's manual - PDF book by William Robert Patterson

Language-student's manual

William Robert Patterson



This book is not intended for students of advanced education, nor for those who have already attained considerable proficiency in the study of modern languages. It has been written solely for men and women of fair education who, while feeling the need of a knowledge of one or more foreign tongues, are not quite sure what system to adopt, and who therefore require some advice upon the subject.

 The second part of the book is devoted to the science of phonetics' introducing and explaining the values of certain sounds foreign to English pronunciation, which usually are none too clearly explained in popular grammar.


I have endeavoured to give simple explanations of many terms which, I trust, will enable the beginner to understand any elementary grammar. The work may perhaps lend some assistance to the pupil-teacher and others who need an additional excuse for advocating the study of foreign idioms, though in the main I intend it to act as a guide to correct pronunciation and fluency, and as a key to certain matters intimately connected with the status of the Briton abroad. 

I want to see our countrymen, both at home and in foreign lands, living in a state of unrivalled prosperity. Every Briton who sets forth on a journey to some other country ought to be thoroughly equipped, and what part of his equipment is more important than a knowledge of the language?

Contents:
PART I
I. ON STUDYING LANGUAGES
n. ELEMENTARY ESSENTIALS
in. SYSTEM OF STUDY
IV. FLUENCY - _ - .
V. ON FOREIGN MATTERS
VI. GRAMMATICAL TERMS AND EXPRESSIONS
Vn. WORDS AND SENTENCES
Vm. A CASUAL SURVEY OF LANGUAGE
PART II
IX. SOME IMPORTANT POINTS
X. FRENCH SOUNDS
XI. GERMAN SOUNDS
Xn. SPANISH SOUNDS
Xni. ITALIAN SOUNDS
XIV. DUTCH SOUNDS
XV. PORTUGUESE SOUNDS -
XVI- RUSSIAN SOUNDS
XVn. DANO-NORWEGIAN SOUNDS
XVin. SWEDISH SOUNDS
XIX. HUNGARIAN SOUNDS -
XX. MODERN GREEK SOUNDS
XXI. HINDUSTANI SOUNDS


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  • Author: William Robert Patterson
  • Publication date /:1917
  • Company: London, K. Paul, Trench, Trubner 

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