LINGram 192: A Short Grammar of the Bulgarian Language

LINGram 192: A Short Grammar of the Bulgarian Language

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W.R. Morfill

The growing importance of the Bulgarian Principality seems to indicate the need of a Bulgarian Grammar, whether for travellers or those engaged in commerce. I have, therefore, compiled this short work. I have now worked at the Bulgarian language at intervals for the last twenty-five years and could gain some insight into its principles. My conviction is that the Bulgarian language cannot be understood unless its structure is investigated in connection with the general system of the Slavonic languages. It is in this way only that, among other things, the case-endings of nouns, adjectives, and pronouns which we are continually coming upon in the national songs and elsewhere can be explained.

Contents: I: Phonology (Dialects, Accentuation). II: Accidence (Inflected Parts of Speech: Article, Noun, Adjective, Numerals, Pronouns, Verb; Uninflected Parts of Speech: Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions and Interjections). III: Syntax (The Concords). Short Reading Lessons (The Cruelties of the Turks, The Brothers Miladinov, The Curiosity at theConvent, The Janissary and the fair Dragana, The Farewell of Liben)

Re-edition. Originally published 1897 in London.

ISBN 9783862885671. LINCOM Gramatica 192. 132pp. 2014.

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