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2nd Edition

Hungarian: An Essential Grammar

ISBN 9780415777377
Published January 29, 2009 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

Hungarian: An Essential Grammar is a concise, user-friendly guide to the most important structures of this fascinating language.

All students of Hungarian, whether beginners or at intermediate and advanced levels, will welcome its clarity of presentation and jargon-free explanations. It is ideal for those studying independently or following a taught course.

Topics include:

  • verbal prefixes
  • aspect and tense
  • word-formation mechanisms
  • vowel harmony
  • the case system and its uses
  • word order
  • appendices include the formation of irregular verbs, complete noun declensions and irregular noun patterns

With numerous language examples bringing grammar to life, this truly essential reference work will prove invaluable to all students looking to master the patterns and irregularities of modern Hungarian.

Table of Contents

Preface, Acknowledgements, Abbreviations, PART I: ALPHABET, PRONUNCIATION AND VOWEL HARMONY, Chapter 1: Alphabet, Chapter 2: Pronunciation, Chapter 3: Vowel harmony, PART II: PARTS OF SPEECH, Chapter 4: Verbs, Chapter 5: Nouns, Chapter 6: The case system, Chapter 7: Pronouns, Chapter 8: Possession, Chapter 9: Postpositions, Chapter 10: Adjectives, Chapter 11: Adverbs, Chapter 12: Word formation, Chapter 13: Conjunctions, Chapter 14: Numerals, Chapter 15: Interjections, PART III: SENTENCE STRUCTURE, Chapter 16: Sentence elements and word order, Chapter 17: Special constructions, Appendix 1: Irregular verbs, Appendix 2: Sample noun declensions, Appendix 3: Noun types and exceptions, Index

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Carol Rounds lectures in Hungarian at Columbia University, New York.