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OF SYNTAX
BER OF PRACTICAL EXERCISES.

AND A GREAT NUM-

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OF THE

DUTCH LANGUAGE.

DUTCH

UTCH GRAMMAR is the art of fpeaking and writing the dutch language with propriety.

It is divided into three parts, viz: Ortography, Etymology, and Syntax.

Ortography treats of the form and found of letters, the combination of letters into fyllables, and fyllables into words.

Etymology treats of the different forts of words, their various modifications, and their derivation.

Syntax treats of the union and right order of words, in the formation of a fentence.

PART. I.

Ortography teaches the nature and power of letters, and the just method of fpelling words.

A letter is the first principle, or least part of a word. The letters of the dutch language, called the dutch alphabet, are twenty fix in number.

A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q. R. S. T. U. V. W. X. Y. Z.

c, q, x and y are only used in spelling words, which derive from a foreign language.

Letters are divided into vowels and confonants.

A vowel is a fimple found, formed by a continued ef fufion of the breath, and a certain conformation of the mouth, without any alteration in the pofition, or any motion of the organs of fpeech, from the moment the vocal found commences, till it ends.

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