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(OMBINED SPANISH METHOD

A PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL system Fox LoARNING 3. -
THE SPANISH LANGUAGE .

EMBRACING THE MOST AdvantAGEous FEATUREs
OF THE BEST KNOWN METHODS

WITH A PRONOUNCING VOCABULARY

CONTAINING ALL THE WORDS USED IN THE COURSE of THE work, AND
REFERENCEs To THE LEssons IN which EACH on E IS EXPLAINED,
THUS ENABLING ANY ONE TO BE HIS OWN INSTRUCTOR

BY
ALBERTO DE ToRNOS, A. M.

FORMERLY DIRECTOR OF NoFMAL SCHOOLS IN SPAIN, AND TEACHER OF SPANISH
IN THE NEw York MERCANTILE LIBRARY, NEw York Evening High school,
AND THE POLYTECHNIC AND PACKER INSTITUTEs, BROOKLYN

FE VISED EDITION

NEW YORK
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

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REVISER'S PREFACE.

PROFESSOR DE Tornos's Combined Spanish Method, first published thirty years ago, has won for itself an established position among students of the Spanish language. After the test of use and competition for a quarter of a century, it still continues to be the most satisfactory book of the kind in the hands of the public. Nevertheless, the extenfive modification of Spanish orthography by the decrees of the Real Academia Española, enacted some years ago, has necessitated further revisions in accordance with these changes. The object of the present edition is to preserve the unquestioned advantages possessed by the original work, and at the same time to make it conform entirely to the rulings of the Academy, in order to meet the demands of the modern student.

Since many of those who are to use the method will do 50 with the view of travel or residence in some of the Spanish-American countries, special attention has been deVoted to a consideration of the American variations from Castilian Spanish in the matter of pronunciation. However, there has been no departure from the grammatical principles laid down by the Academy.

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