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    Latvian An Essential Grammar

    ISBN-10: 041557692X
    ISBN-13: 9780415576925
    Edition: 2012
    Author(s): Dace Praulins
    Description: Latvian: An Essential Grammaris a concise, user-friendly guide to the basic grammatical structures of Latvian. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations to set out the  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2012
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
    Publication Date: 3/6/2012
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 264
    Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.880
    Language: English

    Latvian: An Essential Grammaris a concise, user-friendly guide to the basic grammatical structures of Latvian. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations to set out the complexities of Latvian in short, readable sections. Key features include: clear grammar explanations frequent use of authentic examples pronunciation guide, bibliography and subject index This is the ideal reference source both for those studying Latvian independently and for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types to back up their studies.

    Introduction - ievads
    Development of the Latvian language
    The Latvian language today
    Latvian dialects � latvie�u valodas dialekti
    Pronunciation and orthography - pareizruna un pareizrakstiba
    Vowels - patskani
    Diphthongs - divskani
    Consonants - lidzskani
    Sound changes - skanu parmainas
    Word stress - varda uzsvars
    Tone - intonacija
    Phrase and sentence stress - frazes un teikuma uzsvars
    The alphabet - alfabets
    Word division - vardu dali�ana
    Capitalization - lielo sakumburtu lieto�ana
    Foreign names - citvalodu ipa�vardi
    Nouns - lietvardi
    Grammatical categories - gramatiskas kategorijas
    Declension - dekline�ana
    Diminutives - deminutivi, pamazinamie lietvardi
    Noun formation - lietvardu darina�ana
    Pronouns - vietniekvardi
    Personal pronouns - personu vietniekvardi
    Possessive pronouns - piederlbas vietniekvardi
    Reflexive personal pronoun - atgriezeniskais vietniekvards
    Demonstrative pronouns - noradamie vietniekvardi
    Interrogative pronouns - jautajamie vietniekvardi
    Relative pronouns - attieksmes vietniekvardi
    Indefinite pronouns - nenoteiktie vietniekvardi
    Definite pronouns - noteiktie vietniekvardi
    Negative pronouns - noliedzamie, noliegtie vietniekvardi
    Emphatic pronoun - noteicamais vietniekvards
    Reciprocal pronouns - vietniekvardi, kuri norada uz savstarpejam attieksmem
    Adjectives - ipa�ibas vardi
    Indefinite endings - nenoteiktas galotnes
    Definite endings - noteiktas galotnes
    Degrees of comparison - salidzinamas pakapes
    Formation of adjectives - ipa�ibas vardu darina�ana
    Adverbs - apstakla vardi
    Cause and purpose - celona un noluka apstakla vardi
    Degree - mera apstakla vardi
    Indefinite and negative adverbs - nenoteiktie un negativie apstakla vardi
    Interrogative adverbs - jautajuma apstakla vardi
    Manner - veida apstakla vardi
    Place - vietas apstakla vardi
    Time - laika apstakla vardi
    Comparison of adverbs - apstakla vardu salidzinamas pakapes
    Use compared with English
    Impersonal constructions
    Writing and pronouncing adverbs � apstakla vardu pareizrakstiba un pareizruna
    Formation of adverbs - apstakla vardu darina�ana
    Numerals and quantifiers, time � skaitja vardi, laiks
    Cardinal numbers - pamata skaitla vardi
    Declension of numbers and their grammatical use
    Ordinal numbers - kartas skaitla vardi
    Fractions and decimals - dalskaitli un decimaldalskaitli
    Punctuation with numbers
    Definite and indefinite quantifiers
    Telling the time - pulkstena laiks
    Days of the week, months, dates
    Verbs - darbibas vardi
    Verb forms and categories
    Conjugation of simple tenses - vienkar�o laiku konjugacija
    Tenses - laiki
    Imperfective and perfective aspect - nepabeigtie un pabeigtie darbibas veidi
    Active and passive voice - darama un cie�ama karta
    Infinitives - nenoteiksme
    Participles - divdabji
    Mood - izteiksme
    Verb formation - darbibas virdu darina�ana
    Prepositions - prievardi
    Prepositions and case
    Semi-prepositions/semi-postpositions - pusprievardi
    Prepositions and verb prefixes
    Conjunctions - saikli
    Coordinating conjunctions - sakartojuma saikli
    Subordinating conjunctions - pakartojuma saikli
    Cases - locijumi
    Nominative - nominativs
    The genitive - genitivs
    The dative - dativs
    The accusative - akuzativs
    The locative - lokativs
    The vocative - vokatlvs
    The instrumental - instrumentalis
    Syntax and punctuation - sintakse un interpunkcija
    Word order - vardu seciba
    Members of a sentence - teikuma locekli
    Negation - nolieguma teikumi
    Questions - jautajuma teikumi
    Full stop - punkts (.)
    Exclamation mark - izsaukuma zime (!)
    Comma - komats (,)
    Semi-colon - semikols (;)
    Colon - kols (:)
    Single quotation marks - vienpedinas (,')
    Double quotation marks - pedinas (� �, “ ”)
    Apostrophe - apostrofs (')
    Second-/third-conjugation verbs ending in -et/-eties
    Reverse retrieval of verbs and nouns
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