Basic Welsh: A Grammar And Workbook by Gareth KingBasic Welsh: A Grammar And Workbook by Gareth King

Basic Welsh: A Grammar And Workbook

byGareth KingEditorGareth King

Paperback | January 4, 2014

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Basic Welsh: A Grammar and Workbookcomprises an accessible grammar handbook and related exercises in a single volume.

The book presents forty grammar units, covering the core materials which beginning students would expect to encounter in the course of learning Welsh. User-friendly grammar points are followed by multiple examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning.

Key features include:

  • Clear, accessible format
  • Many relevant and useful examples
  • A wide range of challenging exercises to reinforce learning
  • Concise and jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • Full answer key, glossary of technical terms and Welsh-English, English-Welsh glossary at the back of the book

Revised throughout, this updated second edition ofBasic Welshprovides the ideal practice book for all beginning students in the language. It is suitable for both class use and independent study.

Gareth King is UCAS co-ordinator, Oxbridge applications co-ordinator and Latin co-ordinator for a large sixth-form college. He is also the series editor for the Colloquials and the Routledge Welsh Reader.
Title:Basic Welsh: A Grammar And WorkbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 4, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041585749X

ISBN - 13:9780415857499

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Table of Contents


1 Identification sentences: question wordsPwy?, Beth?;identifiershwn, hon; hwnna, honna; y rhin, y rheina

2 Nouns and noun plurals

3 The verb 'to be': present tense statements (AFF) and questions (INT)

4 The present tense ofbod:NEG forms

5 Mutations: Soft Mutation

6 The definite article: 'the''

7 The genitive construction: the XofY' etc.

8 Adjectives

9 The present tense of verbs

10 Other auxiliaries with the VN; requests

11 The complement markeryn+ noun/adjective

12 Personal pronouns; word order; third-person singular rule

13 'Want' and 'would like'

14 Aspirate and Nasal Mutation

15 Possessive adjectives: 'his'', 'her'', 'your'', etc.


17 The imperfect ofbod:'I was', 'you were', etc.

18 The future ofbod:'I will be', etc.; affirmative markersfeandmi

19 The imperfect and future of other verbs: 'I was 'ing', 'I will''

20 The existential verb: 'There is/are'', 'There was/were'', etc.

21 Conjugated prepositions

22 More conjugated prepositions

23 Possession

24 Stems; imperatives (command forms)

25 The inflected preterite: completed action in the past

26 General principles with inflected verbs (verbs with endings)

27 Irregular preterites: 'went', 'came', 'did', 'got'

28Moafter inflected NEG verbs

29 Present tense 'is/are' with question words

30 Numerals 1-12; telling the time

31 More numbers;Faint'/'How much/many'/'; quantity expressions

32 Days, months and years

33 'Some' and 'any', 'no-one', 'everyone'; 'all'

34Rhaid-type expressions:well, waeth, man a man, hen bryd

36 Derived adverbs inyn;summary of meanings and uses

37Wedi:'perfect' tense

38 The pluperfect and future perfect

39 Yes/no answers; tags

40 Translatinghave

Key to exercises

Glossary of technical terms