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REVISED OLLENDORFF METHOD
AN EASY SYSTEM FOR LEARNING
TO READ, WRITE, AND SPEAK
THE SPANISH LANGUAGE
WITH A SUCCINCT STATEMENT OF
M. VELÁZQUEZ AND T. SIMONNÉ
NEW YORK AND LONDON
Printed in the United States of America
Modelos de Cartas Mercantiles .
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Pleonastic Use of Pronouns
The Indefinite Pronoun . .
TAE VERB ·
Peculiar Uses of these Four Verbs. .
The First Conjugation: Paradigm comprar
Inflectional Variations . . . . . .
Reflexive Conjugation .
Four Stems of Irregular Verbs .
ORTHOGRAPHY AND PRONUNCIATION
Ch, ll, and rr, though double in form, are single letters, and may not be separated. W is found in foreign words only, and is pronounced as in English.
The student should not at first attempt to learn the Spanish names of the letters, but merely their sounds, or, orthographical force.
This is the alphabet :
ěs'-say. ắt -chay.
tay. I, i,
V, V, vay.
e-gree-ay'-gah. ! LL, ll, ěl'-yay.
2, thay-tah. The vowels have but one quality of sound.
A ordinarily has the sound of a in land; as, animal, año; but when it is followed by two consonants in the same word, or stands at the end of a word and is unaccented, it has a slightly broader sound, as a in father; as, martes,