Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar
By Gareth King
Routledge – 2002 – 416 pages
Series: Routledge Comprehensive Grammars
This new expanded edition of Modern Welsh is the ideal reference source for all speakers and learners of Welsh, suitable for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes at all levels. Focusing on contemporary spoken Welsh, this new enlarged edition features a substantial new function-based section, explaining and exemplifying a wide range of sentence and phrase patterns. Notes on variations between dialects and between spoken and formal written forms have also been expanded.
The Grammar presents the complexities of Welsh in a concise and readable form. Common grammatical patterns and parts of speech are discussed in detail, and extensive cross-references make the book comprehensive and easy to use.
*full use of authentic examples
*particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty
*extensive index and cross referencing
*initial consonant mutations marked throughout
*separate additional section on communicative functions
*notes on variation between dialects and on formal written language.
Includes chapters on: The Linguistic Relationship of Welsh, Types of Welsh - Colloquial, Literary and Cymraeg Byw, Glossary of Technical Terms, Determination of Gender by Meaning, Determination of Gender by Form, The Tense System of the Welsh Verb, Function and Situations section, English words causing particular translation problems, Words differing in North and South Wales and Communication Strategies.