Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar (Routledge Comprehensive Grammars) Paperback – 19 Dec 2002
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What makes King different is that he describes very much the colloquial language - Welsh as it is spoken - which differs from formal and written Welsh in a number of key ways (vocabulary, grammatical endings and pronunciation). Sometimes this means the situation is complicated by various regional differences or a number of alternative forms and King's skill is that he makes these complexities comprehensible. The text is well laid-out and the explanations are lucid and easy to follow. The treatment of Welsh grammar is detailed but you never feel swamped - there is no detail for details' sake. The chapters are divided into traditional areas such as verbs, nouns etc. but the illustrative examples, unlike traditional grammars sound authentic. Throughout the book, English and Welsh are compared to clarify potential problems and a chapter on translating common phrases in Welsh is particularly useful. For the non-native speaker, this book is liable to answer most of the questions you will ever have.
This is not the book to begin studying Welsh with, as the detail is too great. However, if you wish to deepen your knowledge of the language or need a reference work to clear up any uncertainties, this book has a lot to recommend it.
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I cannot imagine a more clear and comprehensive grammar handbook than this.
A joy to use.
Very useful for intermediate Welsh learners struggling with the seeming inconsistencies of mutations, etc. Clear, straightforward explanations with plenty of examples.Published on 21 Jan. 2013 by Arthur
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This is a superb book for anyone trying to understand Welsh Grammar - clear and well written, many, many examples... Read more
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