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By J. A. Burrow, Thorlac Turville-Petre

ISBN-10: 1405117095

ISBN-13: 9781405117098

This crucial center English textbook, now in its 3rd variation, introduces scholars to the wide variety of literature written in England among 1150 and 1400.

• New, completely revised variation of this crucial heart English textbook.
• Introduces the language of the time, giving counsel on pronunciation, spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and local dialects.
• Now contains extracts from ‘Pearl’ and Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’.
• Bibliographic references were up-to-date throughout.
• every one textual content is followed by means of distinct notes.

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By J. A. Burrow, Thorlac Turville-Petre

ISBN-10: 1405117095

ISBN-13: 9781405117098

This crucial center English textbook, now in its 3rd variation, introduces scholars to the wide variety of literature written in England among 1150 and 1400.

• New, completely revised variation of this crucial heart English textbook.
• Introduces the language of the time, giving counsel on pronunciation, spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and local dialects.
• Now contains extracts from ‘Pearl’ and Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’.
• Bibliographic references were up-to-date throughout.
• every one textual content is followed by means of distinct notes.

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We try to give you an idea of how vowel sounds are pronounced by providing you with an English equivalent. Obviously, we cannot account for regional differences in either the German or English pronunciations of vowels and words. ” It may help to read the English pronunciation example first, and then to repeat each German word out loud for practice. Say A as in Modern For the short a, assume a British accent and make the sound of the vowel in the back of your throat. Say: cast, fast. Now read the following German words out loud: Page 19 Mann Stadt Rand lachen Matsch mAn shtAt rAnt lA-CHuhn mAtsh The long a is a prolongation of the short a.

German Letter Symbol Pronunciation Guide g g Say g as in God k Say k as in kitchen j Say j as in jeans Freakin' Fricatives Fricatives are consonants articulated when the air stream coming up the throat and out of the mouth meets an obstacle, causing—you guessed it—friction. We have subdivided the German fricatives as follows: Aw, Nuts: Z and Sometimes C The z sound is made by combining the consonant sounds t and s into one sound: zu (tsew), Zeug (tsoyk), Kreuz (kRoyts). German Letter Symbol Pronunciation Guide z ts Say ts as in nuts Page 28 In Germans, you probably won't run into a c that isn't followed by an h too often, but when you do, it should be pronounced ts whenever it occurs before ä, e, i, or ö: CäsaR (tsäh-zahR), or like the first c in circa (tseeR-kah).

Practice with these words: Bleistift Mai vielleicht klein fein blay-shtift may fee-layHt klayn fayn German Letter(s) Symbol Pronunciation Guide ei,ai ay Sayy as in cry The Diphthong AU Let's suppose that you've been trying so hard to pronounce these new sounds correctly that you bite your own tongue by mistake. You knit your eyebrows together and cry out Page 24 in pain: Ow! That's precisely the sound of this next diphthong. Try making this ow sound as you say these words: Haut Braut schauen verdauen Sauerkraut hout bRout shou-uhn feR-dou-uhn sou-eR-kRout German Letter(s) Symbol Pronunciation Guide au ou Say ou as in couch, mouse The Diphthongs EU and ÄU Read this: Boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy.

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