A Short Course in Reading French by Celia Brickman

By Celia Brickman

Designed to assist readers strengthen effective talents for translating French in a brief period of time, this textbook teaches the fundamentals of French grammar, reinforcing its classes with routines and key perform translations. a scientific advisor, this ebook is a serious spouse for university-level scholars studying to learn and translate written French into English; for graduate students studying to do learn in French or prepping for talent checks; and for any readers who are looking to enhance their facility with the French language. furthermore, "A brief path in analyzing French" exposes readers to a vast variety of French texts from the arts and social sciences, together with writings by way of individual francophone authors from round the world.

The ebook starts with French pronunciation and cognates and strikes via nouns, articles, and prepositions; verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; a graduated presentation of the entire indicative and subjunctive tenses; item, relative, and different pronouns; the passive voice; universal idiomatic structures; and different basic construction blocks of the French language. Chapters include translation passages from such authors as Pascal, Montesquieu, Proust, Sartre, Bourdieu, Senghor, C?saire, de Certeau, de Beauvoir, Barthes, and Kristeva. Drawn from greater than twenty years of expertise instructing French to scholars from educational and nonacademic backgrounds, Celia Brickman's transparent, obtainable, and time-tested layout allows even rookies to increase a worldly clutch of the language and develop into adept readers of French.

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Spring, fountain νάω I flow ξυν-ίημι, etc.  NOTES 289 292 293 294 295 ἐμέθεν : formed from (ε)μεῦ according to the rule (§422 in Book I). ξυνίει : pres. impt. 2 sg. from ξυν-ίημι. αἰγείρων goes with ἄλσος, not κελεύθου. ἐν is adverbial, as is ἀμφί. ἀμφὶ δὲ λειμών : supply ἐστί as the verb. τεθαλυῖά : f. pf. ptc. of θάλλω. ὅσσον τε γέγωνε βοήσας : understand as subject τις (“as far as someone having shouted makes himself heard”). μεῖναι : aorist infinitive as imperative (§148 in Book 1). χρόνον is adverbial (“for a time”).

Sacred) grove δήω [pres. with fut. sense] I find, I come upon θάλλω I grow profusely 290 295 καθ-έζομαι, etc. ] spring, fountain νάω I flow ξυν-ίημι, etc.  NOTES 289 292 293 294 295 ἐμέθεν : formed from (ε)μεῦ according to the rule (§422 in Book I). ξυνίει : pres. impt. 2 sg. from ξυν-ίημι.

See New Grammar, below (§66). γάμον is not a direct obj. of ἐλθεῖν, but acc. of the goal of motion (§18d in Book 1). 66. NEW GRAMMAR: πρίν introducing an infinitive clause When πρίν introduces an infinitive clause in Homeric Greek, it means “before” or “until,” and the infinitive, which is usually aorist, is best translated as a finite verb.  TEXT Od. 6. 289-299 ξεῖνε, σὺ δ’ ὦκ’ ἐμέθεν ξυνίει ἔπος, ὄφρα τάχιστα πομπῆς καὶ νόστοιο τύχῃς παρὰ πατρὸς ἐμοῖο. δήομεν ἀγλαὸν ἄλσος Ἀθήνης ἄγχι κελεύθου αἰγείρων, ἐν δὲ κρήνη νάει, ἀμφὶ δὲ λειμών· ἔνθα δὲ πατρὸς ἐμοῦ τέμενος τεθαλυῖά τ’ ἀλωή, τόσσον ἀπὸ πτόλιος, ὅσσον τε γέγωνε βοήσας.

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