Georgian: A Learner's Grammar (Essential Grammars) by George Hewitt

By George Hewitt

Whereas I remember that Georgian textbooks are a small commodity, it doesn't suggest that one can buy something approximately Georgian. I do have a replica of 'Georgian: A Learner's Grammar,' in addition to 'Beginner's Georgian,' 'Georgian: A analyzing Grammar' and 'Georgian Language and Culture.' so far as this booklet is worried, i used to be no longer conscious of it truly is short-comings while i purchase it. although I do have the 2005 model as apposed to the sooner model. The 2005 model has been 'revised and corrected' and Georgian audio system have proof-read the booklet, yet i would not know the way a lot has replaced among the 2 types and if it's been enhanced to be a plausible textbook. The grammar is complete (though i do not understand how right it truly is, yet). the reasons are nonetheless a bit dense and tough to keep on with. The booklet makes an attempt to be very via with the grammar that's brought. i believe that's the books maximum flaw. It attempts to offer a lot in the sort of little while. And the reasons will not be the clearest for non-linguists. additionally there's no audio for the e-book. Audio is vital for someone studying one other language, particularly one this diversified from English.

I locate it very compelling that Dodona Kiziria (a professor of Georgian language, and local speaker!), wrote a evaluation herself, and mentioned the short-comings that us newbies may well by no means see ourselves. My due to her. notwithstanding she did write it concerning the '96 model, no longer the revised '05 version.

I may steer humans in the direction of the opposite books I mentioned in my evaluate first, after which in the event that they want, to exploit this booklet (with warning) upon getting a great beginning within the language. Admittedly Aronson's books (the studying Grammar and Language and tradition) are a section demanding to come-by now-a-days. in particular Aronson's (and Kiziria's) e-book 'Georgian Language and Culture,' which final time I checked was once out of print. i used to be fortunate adequate to get it on Amazon's industry. yet Kiziria's booklet 'Beginner's Georgian' (which has audio) could be effortless sufficient to discover.

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The verbal root is highlighted in bold print. e. dGes puri samzareulo Jer . . mere qvelaP[e]ri Jami Tbili marili saPu[a]ri (-v-) Cr-i con-i zed Cota didHans erTmaneTi a-Par-eb roli proCesi savse cinascar Gum[e]li xr-i taPa gemrieli saKarTvelo -C lavaSi according to (+ genitive) today bread kitchen first . . then everything bowl warm salt yeast you sieve X you weigh X on top a little for a long while one another you cover X role process full in advance oven you cut X pan tasty Georgia also unleavened bread 50 Georgian: A Learner’s Grammar gansakuTrebuli KarTuli Torne/Purne special Georgian (thing) round oven tipi KarTulad type in Georgian Dialogue 2 Anne and Inga talk about other things ani: inga: ani: inga: ani: inga: keTili, puri ukve mzadaa.

What’s going on? Dialogue 5 Sopik’o questions her sister Tamrik’o about some numbers and dates SOPIK’O: TAMRIK’O: SOPIK’O: TAMRIK’O: SOPIK’O: TAMRIK’O: SOPIK’O: TAMRIK’O: SOPIK’O: TAMRIK’O: c’elic’ad-¡i ra-mden-i d\e-a? çveulebriv sam-as sam-[m-]oc-da-xut-i, nak’ian c’elic’ad-¡i k’i sam-as sam-[m-]oc-da-ekvs-i. mama-çven-is dabadeb-is d\e rodis a-r-i(-s)? ekvs mart’-s. ekvs-i mart’-i c’el-s p’arask’ev-i-a. k’vir-is bolo d\e romel-i-a? an ¡abat-i-a, an k’vira(-d\e). sam-ˇer rva ra-mden-i-a? sam-ˇer rva da agretve rva-ˇer sam-i oc-da-otx-i-a.

G. q’vela-ze upro ma\al-i kal-i the tallest woman). g. kal-i k’ac-ze ma\al-i a-r-i(-s); q’vela-ze ma\al-i kal-i). Simply use the adverb (in -(a)d) in place of the adjective in these sequences to produce the comparative and superlative adverbial forms Two common adjectives (k’arg-i good, cud-i bad) frequently make use of the following forms, in addition to the possibilities already mentioned above: Positive Comparative Superlative k’arg-i u-k’et-es-i sa-u-k’et-es-o cud-i u-ar-es-i q’vela-ze cud-i/u-ar-es-i These forms reveal the older method of forming comparatives by placing the elements u- .

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