A New Practical and Easy Method of Learning the German Language

Franz Ahn

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...with the exeption that the third person Singular is like the first, and that the terminations ft and t are always preceded by an e. Ex.: Sing. 1.--e 2.-efl 3.--e Plur. 1.--en 2.--tt 3.--en. The Imperfect tense of the Indicative as well as of the Subjunctive Mood is formed by adding the following terminations: Sing. 1.--te 2.--tejl 3.--te Plur. 1.--ten 2.--tet 3.--ten. The Imperative Mood is formed by adding to the root of the verb an t for the Singular and e t for the Plural. The present participle is formed by adding enb to the root. The past participle is formed by placing the initials g e before, and the termination t after the root. 49. There are assonant as well as dissonant verbs, which do not take the initials g e in the Perfect Participle. Of this class are: 1. The verbs, which have the foreign termination iren orieren. Ex.: regieren, to govern regiert, governed fpajierett, to walk fpajiert, walked abbiren, to add abbirt, added. 2. Those derived verbs, which begin by one of the particles be, ge, ent, emp, er, oer, jer. Ex.: befud)en, to visit befudjt, visited erlanjjen, to attain etlongt, attained WTOeilett, to stay Setroeilt, staid jerjloren, to destroy jetflort, destroyed. 3. The verbs, which are compounded with an inseparable preposition or adverb. Ex.: untertidjten, to instruct imterrtdjtet, instructed Wtbetlegen, to refute Wiberlegt, refuted ScUenben, to complete Sollenbet, completed. In verbs, which are compounded with a separable preposition or adverb, the syllable g e is placed between the verb and the preposition or adverb. Ex.: obfurjen, to shorten aSgefurjt, shortened ontlagen, to accuse angeflagt, accused fortjagen, to send away fortgqagt, sent away. 50. Conjugate the following verbs: fagen, to say...