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Title: Plautdietsch Verb Conjugation
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Germanic Linguistics 09 & 10
Description:

In retirement from the profession of librarianship, it was the authors' intention to do some writing in his mother tongue of Plautdietsch, a dialect of Nether Saxon Low German, or Niederdeutsch. In his childhood (in the 1930s and 40s) this dialect was still widely spoken in Central Kansas and in various areas of Canada. Today it is in dire danger of extinction. The discovery that a knowledge of verb forms was indispensable, lead to an attempt to conjugate a few verbs in all the tenses. That attempt has now grown to a large total of verbs, 501 of which are included in this collection. Publications of such collections of conjugations are common in all major languages. The conjugations consist of the 6 simple and 6 perfect tenses in the indicative mood, 1 simple and 1 perfect tense in the conditional mood, and 6 simple and 6 perfect tenses in the subjunctive mood. With each verb are included its English and German equivalent infinitives. These are listed in 2 indices which follow the conjugations: an English-Plautdietsch index and a German-Plautdietsch index, which enable a person to find instantly the Plautdietsch verb he wishes to use.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Plautdietsch
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895866148
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 580 p
Prices: EUR 67.49 / USD 74 / DM 132 /

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895868825
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 580 p
Prices: EUR 67.49 / USD 74 / DM 132 /