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Of the APOSTROPHE.

The Definite Article Feminine is always fhortened before a Vowel, as:

D'eenigheid is goed voor folitude is good for ftudy ftudie

d'eer & d'agting der kinders the honor and esteem of the is de glorie der ouderen children is the glory of pa

rents

d'een is niet beter als d'ander the one is not better than the

other

The Neutral Article is fhortened indifferently before a Vowel or a Confonant, as:

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'tis een 'ander 'zaak (or) it is another thing

het is eene andere zaak

at, tot,

t' Ooftende (or) tot Ooft- at Oftend

ende

t' mynen, t' zynen t' haaren at my house, at his house, at

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her house

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VERBS.

The Conjunctive in Dutch is nearly like unto the Indicative, except in the Auxiliary Verbs, thus:

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N. B. The only difference between the Conjunctive of the other Verbs and thefe, confifts only in that the third perfon fingular, in the prefent of the indicative takes e instead of d or t which induced me to omit it in the Lift of Verbs.

The VERBS which end in gen, len, ren, zen, are of the first Conjugation, as:

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It may be further remarked, that the Verbs of the firft Conjugation may be nearly brought under one rule, viz. That all Verbs where the laft fyllable is preceded by the dipthongs aa, ee, u, 00, uu, are of the firft Conjugation.

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