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Georgian A Learner's Grammar

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ISBN-10: 0415333717

ISBN-13: 9780415333719

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: George Hewitt

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This new edition of Georgian: A Learner's Grammar is a completely revised and updated guide to the fascinating and most widely spoken language of the Caucasus. The Grammar presents the language in the form of dialogues and reading passages. Full attention is given to the script reproduction and recognition, pronunciation, lexis and individual points of grammar. There is also a varied and extensive range of exercise work. Features of this new edition include: - Highlighting of verbal roots throughout - New and varied exercises for practice of verb forms - Use of the new Georgian currency - Examples of Georgian literature, both poetry and prose, and each with its own self-contained…    
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List price: $98.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.26" wide x 9.21" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.650

Preface to the second edition
Handwritten examples
Greetings and introductions
Citation form of nouns and adjectives
Locative expressions
Formation of adverbs
Asking questions
Consonant-final words
Pronouns, possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns
The present tense of to be
The verb of motion and similar formations
The plural of nouns
The dative case
The genitive case
Declension of the demonstrative adjectives
Adjective agreement with datives and genitives
Telling the time
Days of the week
Months of the year
The present tense of the verbs stand up, sit down, lie down
Names denoting common relationships and possessives
Asking about and stating one's age
The comparative and superlative grades of adjectives and adverbs
The instrumental case
Adjective agreement with the instrumental
Summary of the past tense of irregular verbs from previous lessons
Subject agreement markers within the verb for intransitive subjects
The division of the tense system
Subject and direct object case marking and verbal agreement for Series I transitives
Word order
Transitive verbs in the present indicative
Neutral version
Verb agreement with 3rd person plural subjects
Syncope of -o- in nouns
The adverbial case of nouns
Adjective agreement with nouns in the adverbial case
The postposition -mde up to
Subjective version
Indirect objects
Locative version
Indefinite pronouns and adverbs
The future indicative of transitive verbs
Object agreement affixes
Emphatic pronouns
Objective version
Expressions with too, also, as well
Emphatic interrogative particle
Relative clauses
The potential negative
The vocative case
Adjective agreement with the vocative
The syntax of Series II transitive verbs
The ergative case
Declension types and agreement patterns
The aorist indicative forms of transitive verbs
The formation of colloquial relative clauses
Temporal clauses meaning when
Temporal clauses meaning while
Manner clauses meaning as, like
Temporal clauses meaning as soon as
Temporal clauses meaning after
Noun clauses
Causal clauses because, since, as
Simple conditional (if) clauses
The verb know in the present indicative
The formation of the present and future indicatives of intransitive verbs
Meaning and syntax of Class 2 intransitive verbs
The marking of intransitive verbs with indirect objects
Some anomalies among the intransitives
Some irregular future indicatives
The formation of the aorist indicative of intransitive verbs
The syntax required by intransitive verbs in Series II
The medial verbs in the present, future and aorist indicatives
The syntax of medial verbs
Version as a change of tense marker
The formation of the aorist subjunctive for transitives, intransitives and medials
Some uses of the aorist subjunctive
How to give an instruction in the imperative
How to construct expressions of prohibition
Stative verbs
The indirect verbs
How to say X wants to [verb] and X can [verb]
How to express the notion convey
How to say know in the future indicative
Forms of the more important stative verbs
Formation of the imperfect indicative, present subjunctive, conditional and future subjunctive
Expressions of the type If X were to (be) [verb](ing), Y would [verb]
Constructing imperatives from verbs without an aorist indicative
Constructing expressions of the type X ought to be [verb]ing
Expressions of purpose relating to the future
Some other verbs that take the aorist subjunctive
The perfect forms of transitive and medial verbs
How to say X did not [verb]
Three colloquial uses for the perfect
The construction of sentences containing although/even if
Expressions like X is so [adjective] that [clause]
The formation and meaning of the pluperfect of transitive and medial verbs
How to express the idea X should/ought to have [verb]ed
How to express a purpose relating to the past
How to express conditions of the type If X had [verb]ed
Examples of word formation
The main function of preverbs in the Modern Georgian verbal system
The formation and functions of the verbal noun 'masdar'
The formation and functions of participles
Expressing at the time of [verb]ing
The formation of the perfect of intransitive verbs
The formation of the perfect of indirect verbs
The structure of the perfect for stative verbs
Reported speech
The formation of the pluperfect of intransitive verbs
The formation of the pluperfect of indirect verbs
The formation of the pluperfect for stative verbs
Clauses introduced by the conjunctions before and until
Some patterns of word formation
Some useful sets of vocabulary
The form and use of the IIIrd subjunctive
The form and function of causative verbs
An alternative passive
An alternative Series III for transitive verbs
Indefinite clauses
A glossary of grammatical terms
Key to the exercises
Georgian-English vocabulary
Translations of literary texts