An oversight of the Finnish language, explaining its key features. Useful to anyone who wants to just know something about Finnish. And if you wish to learn the language, this book gives you a good starting point and also helps to deal with the specialties of Finnish.
This is an extensive manual of the Finnish language. It is an ideal source of information when you wish to learn about some specific features of Finnish, such as pronunciation, word formation, notational conventions, or verb forms, even with minimal or no previous understanding of the language. It is intended primarily for people who study, learn, or use Finnish as a foreign language. It is particularly useful to advanced language learners, translators, and linguists.
The book covers
· all the major features of Finnish grammar, including both standard written language, common spoken language, and features of major dialects
· treatises of key specialties of Finnish such as idiomatic uses of locational case forms
· in-depth look at some topics largely ignored in Finnish grammars, such as compositive forms of words and “passive” forms of verbs
· punctuation rules and rules for writing numbers and special notations
· issues in writing and processing Finnish-language texts in the modern world, with computers
The book is also useful to people with Finnish as their native or second language, because it gives them a different look at the language. The approach in the book partly deviates from the tradition of Finnish grammars, Finnish style guides, and teaching of Finnish at schools. It treats Finnish as a world to be explored, rather than something we know all too well, and it treats it like any other language, using international concepts and terms.
This guide to writing mathematical expressions covers both simple notations used in general texts and professional formulas and equations used in natural sciences, mathematics, and other fields. It is an essential handbook for people who write, edit, or typeset of texts where mathematical notations may be needed. The book presents notations defined in the modern international standard ISO 80000-2 but also describes other common practices.
The grammar was written with every student of the Hawaiian language in mind - from the casual interested layperson to the professional linguist and grammarian. Although it was obviously impossible to avoid technical terms, their use was kept to a minimum, and a glossary is included for those who need its help. Each point of grammar is illustrated with examples, many from Hawaiian-language literature.