Aurrera! Vol. II
A Textbook for Studying Basque, Volumes 2
Publication Year: 2008
Published by: University of Nevada Press
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I have written this text for the hyphenated Basques of the world who are more comfortable in English than any other language. They are the descendants of immigrants who started new lives in English- speaking countries, whose families made difficult and practical decisions about which language the children would use in their everyday lives. In my fourteen years as a teacher of Basque at the University of Nevada, Reno, I discovered that a great many of my ...
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This textbook would also not have been possible without the varied contributions of several people. In 1981, William A. Douglass hired me to work at the Center for Basque Studies (then called the Basque Studies Program), and that event launched my pursuit of Euskara. For that, I shall always be grateful to Dr. Douglass. More recently, Joseba Zulaika, former director of the Center for Basque Studies, first encouraged me to organize my teaching materials for ...
How to Use This Book
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It is my hope that this textbook will provide an easy route to communication in Euskara. This text is not a comprehensive descriptive grammar, and for that reason I suggest the user also acquire Alan King’s book, The Basque Language, as well as the Basque- English, English- Basque Dictionary that Gorka Aulestia and I published, in order to satisfy those moments when the immediate desire ...
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Before addressing pronunciation, let me say that Basque speakers will make great efforts to understand your attempts to speak their language. Do not be afraid to engage others in conversation. If you are misunderstood, try writing what you want to say in order to clarify your meaning. This method is also likely to elicit a very friendly pronunciation lesson from your listener. Enjoy ...
Chapter One. What Are You Doing?
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Chapter Two. I Saw You. Did You See Me?
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Chapter Three. Who Gave You the Invitation?
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Chapter Four. Who Gave Us Poison?
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Chapter Five. Give Me Sticks and Guns
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Chapter Six. When Were You Born?
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Chapter Seven. The Bats Wanted to Talk
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Chapter Eight. The Things We Used to Do
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Chapter Nine. We Met You Long Ago
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Chapter Ten. In the E- mail That I Received
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Index for Aurrera! Volumes 1 and 2
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Publication Year: 2008
Volume Title: A Textbook for Studying Basque, Volumes 2
Series Title: The Basque Series