Colloquial Afrikaans: The Complete Course for Beginners by Bruce Donaldson

By Bruce Donaldson

Colloquial Afrikaans presents a step by step direction in Afrikaans because it is written and spoken in South Africa and Namibia at the present time. Combining a effortless technique with a radical therapy of the language, it equips newcomers with the basic talents had to speak optimistically and successfully in Afrikaans in a huge variety of events. No earlier wisdom of the language is required.

Key gains include:

• revolutionary assurance of conversing, listening, studying and writing talents

• based, jargon-free reasons of grammar

• an in depth diversity of centred and stimulating workouts

• lifelike and pleasing dialogues masking a huge number of eventualities

• necessary vocabulary lists in the course of the text

• extra assets to be had in the back of the ebook, together with a whole solution key, a grammar precis and bilingual glossaries

Balanced, finished and profitable, Colloquial Afrikaans can be an critical source either for autonomous novices and scholars taking classes in Afrikaans.

Course components:

The whole path includes the ebook and audio fabrics. those can be found to buy individually in paperback, e-book, CD and MP3 layout. The paperback and CDs can be bought jointly within the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-20672-3 (please word this doesn't comprise the audio)

CDs : 978-0-415-30072-8

eBook: 978-0-203-82682-9 (please be aware this doesn't contain the audio, on hand from www.tandfebooks.com)

MP3s: 978-0-415-47112-1 (available from www.tandfebooks.com)

Pack : 978-0-415-44173-5 (paperback and CDs)

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By Bruce Donaldson

Colloquial Afrikaans presents a step by step direction in Afrikaans because it is written and spoken in South Africa and Namibia at the present time. Combining a effortless technique with a radical therapy of the language, it equips newcomers with the basic talents had to speak optimistically and successfully in Afrikaans in a huge variety of events. No earlier wisdom of the language is required.

Key gains include:

• revolutionary assurance of conversing, listening, studying and writing talents

• based, jargon-free reasons of grammar

• an in depth diversity of centred and stimulating workouts

• lifelike and pleasing dialogues masking a huge number of eventualities

• necessary vocabulary lists in the course of the text

• extra assets to be had in the back of the ebook, together with a whole solution key, a grammar precis and bilingual glossaries

Balanced, finished and profitable, Colloquial Afrikaans can be an critical source either for autonomous novices and scholars taking classes in Afrikaans.

Course components:

The whole path includes the ebook and audio fabrics. those can be found to buy individually in paperback, e-book, CD and MP3 layout. The paperback and CDs can be bought jointly within the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-20672-3 (please word this doesn't comprise the audio)

CDs : 978-0-415-30072-8

eBook: 978-0-203-82682-9 (please be aware this doesn't contain the audio, on hand from www.tandfebooks.com)

MP3s: 978-0-415-47112-1 (available from www.tandfebooks.com)

Pack : 978-0-415-44173-5 (paperback and CDs)

Show description

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The pronunciation of some syllables changes only when they form part of such words: 1 Change to the sound of In the alphabet, this letter is pronounced pha. When it is the first syllable in a word, the same is true. But when it alone is the second, third, etc. syllable in a word, it is always pronounced wa. As there are so many nouns and verbs which have this letter as a second syllable, almost every time it occurs, it is pronounced wa. 2 Invisible suffixes Sometimes, a suffix-sound can be heard, even though no suffix appears in the spelling.

DUHO Yes, he’s also a restaurant owner SÖNAM Are they Korean restaurants? DUHO No, they’re Chinese restaurants. Language point 4 The genitive particle ( ) The genitive particle ( ṭelṭa) corresponds in function to -’s and of in English. Like other Tibetan particles, it comes after the word it refers to. In written form, there are four versions of the particle: .

But at other times, the consonant sound is replaced by a long vowel sound. Similarly, rather than k, one often hears just a glottal stop. g. g. instead of luk one hears lu’) So these suffixes function within a range; at one extreme they are clearly articulated, at the other they transform into long vowels or glottal stops. Because the pronunciation of people and words varies in Central Tibetan, nothing within the range is incorrect. To increase the chances of making themselves understood I would advise learners to lean more towards the extreme of articulation.

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