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Teach Yourself Catalan (Teach Yourself Complete Courses) [Epub] ❦ Teach Yourself Catalan (Teach Yourself Complete Courses) By Alan Yates – Thomashillier.co.uk Catalan is a member of the Romance family of languages, which includes French, Castilian Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and is the mother tongue of approximately million people In Spain, it is spok Catalan is a member of the Romance family of languages, which Teach Yourself PDF or includes French, Castilian Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and is the mother tongue of approximatelymillion people In Spain, it is spoken in Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic islands, the eastern part of Aragon and El Carxe in Murcia.

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Teach Yourself Catalan (Teach Yourself Complete Courses)
  • Alan Yates
  • English
  • 14 June 2017
  • 0340870559

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  1. Nathan Albright Nathan Albright says:

    This is the sort of book that would be best in association with a formal course on Catalan, but since those are few and far between then books like this are pretty useful in teaching this quirky and worthwhile language One thing I have noticed in reading quite a bit of material related to Catalonia is that books about the cuisine or art or language of that nation feel the need to justify it as being separate As far as I m concerned, that sort of justification is unnecessary Catalonia is its This is the sort of book that would be best in association with a formal course on Catalan, but since those are few and far between then books like this are pretty useful in teaching this quirky and worthwhile language One thing I have noticed in reading quite a bit of material related to Catalonia is that books about the cuisine or art or language of that nation feel the need to justify it as being separate As far as I m concerned, that sort of justification is unnecessary Catalonia is its own nation, it has a separate language and a beautiful one too , its own history and its own identity separate from the rest of Spain, and whether or not it ever becomes recognized as an independent state its own distinct culture is worth studying There is no need to point to how many millions of people speak it or how big of an area its language zone covers if the language were an extinct one it would still be worth having a book about it for those who were curious about the language Sometimes people try too hard to legitimize themselves when they don t need to try at all, and the books I have read about Catalan things have that particular quality.This particular book of nearly 400 pages is divided into four sections The first section, which takes up most of the book, consists of thirty lessons on the Catalan language After a preface and linguistic map of Catalan there is an introduction with pronunciation and the alphabet and lessons on nouns and definite and indefinite articles 1 , contractions 2 , verb conjugations 3, 4 , adjectives 5 , imperfect tense 6 , possessives 7 , preterite 8 , future 9 , compound and conditional perfect tenses 10 , esser and estar two forms of to be 11 , negatives 13 , demonstrative adjectives and pronouns 14 , relative pronouns 15 , strong and weak object pronouns 16 , adverbial pronouns 17 , combinations of pronouns 18 , reflexive verbs and pronouns 19 , comparatives 20 , verbs and their objects 21 , present participles and gerunds 22 , impersonal expressions 23 , present subjunctive 24 , imperfect subjunctive 25 , adverbs 26 , numbers and dates and measurements 27 , partitives and fractions 28 , imperative 29 , and verbs after si 30 The next part of the book consists of four appendices that discuss irregular verbs i , combinations of two weak object pronouns in a matrix ii , proper names iii , and suggestions for further reading and study iv There is then a key to the exercises as well as a wordlist from Catalan to English and vice versa as well as an index.As someone who has read a bit in and about Catalan, there are a few aspects about the language I find particularly interesting It is similar enough to Spanish that one can understand a lot of it though by no means all of it in terms of cognates, and it has some unusual spellings including a form of the c that is very unusual and a heavy use of the x that is quite striking as well as abbreviations that are similar to French and a tendency to lop off the end of words from their Spanish equivalents for example, the Spanish cebolla becomes the Catalan ceba for onion Catalan strikes me as a quirky language that has something interesting and worthwhile to say, and its quirkiness certainly has made it enjoyable for me to read about it a bit, even if I have no plans of actively using the language at this point Sometimes it is just fun to have a little bit of awareness of something and its quirkiness and to keep the matter in mind, as someone who supports the cause of Catalan independence and wants to give some attention to the language that keeps them separate from Spain, regardless of Spain s unwillingness to let them go

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