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By Steven A. Jacobson

The local language of Eskimo those who dwell within the coastal and inland areas of the reduce Yukon, Kuskokwim, and Bristol Bay parts of Southwestern Alaska is gifted during this grammar of significant Yup'ik. Written in a transparent, concise, and readable sort, this quantity is not just a finished textbook for college students, but in addition a whole reference consultant. It takes the coed from starting classes to a sophisticated grammatical point. it truly is acceptable for the varsity and highschool degrees, and for self examine.

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Den flickan är vänlig. Den där flickan är vänlig. Detta barn är vänligt. Det här barnet är vänligt. Det barnet är vänligt. Det där barnet är vänligt. Dessa män är vänliga. De här männen är vänliga. De männen är vänliga. De där männen är vänliga. This girl is friendly. This girl is friendly. That girl is friendly. That girl is friendly. This child is friendly. This child is friendly. That child is friendly. That child is friendly. These men are friendly. These men are friendly. Those men are friendly.

When he arrived, he was neither tired nor cold. 48 SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS men but 49 Han hade gärna velat komma, men han var sjuk. He would have liked to come, but he was sick. , "that," "because" and "if" in English). Some of the more important conjunctions of this type are presented here along with examples of their usage: att that Jag sade, att jag kunda resa. I said that I could go. då as, since Då vi var trötta, stannade vi hemma. Since we were tired, we stayed at home. därför atl because Hon lärde sig svenska, därför att hon måste uppsöka Sverige.

This declension can only be used predicatively: Den här studenten är högst. Det här barnet är högst. De här barnen är högst. This student is tallest. This child is tallest. These children are tallest. The definite form of superlatives ending in -ast adds -e to the superlative ending for both genders, singular and plural: den kallaste vintern det kallaste badet de kallaste vintrarna the coldest winter the coldest bath the coldest winters The definite form of superlatives ending in -st adds -a to the superlative ending for both genders, singular and plural: den största mannen det största barnet de största männen the largest man the largest child the largest men Use of the Comparative The Swedish equivalent of English "than" is än.

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