By Abraham Mendis Gunasekara
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HE absence of a accomplished Grammar of the Sinhalese Language suited for the necessities of English readers advised to me a few years in the past the desirability of getting ready one of these paintings.
The manuscript was once accomplished in June, 1885. In 1888 sanction was once received for its being published on the Govern ment Press. in view that then a number of reasons have behind schedule its factor.
Whatever rest i've been capable, as a central authority reputable, to commit to literary paintings, has no longer been spared in a conscientious endeavour to render the booklet important of its item. I humbly belief that my efforts haven't been altogether unsuccessful.
In the education of the current Grammar i've got availed myself of numerous works on Sinhalese Grammar, by way of either historic and glossy authors. it's been written in a sort most sensible tailored to fit people who are acquainted with ecu Grammars. because of the multiplicity of ex amples and motives, and the creation of a few topic now not probably strictly appertaining to the province of a Grammar, yet prone to be of use, its scope has handed the boundaries initially reflected.
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Write the name of the picture next to it. Then, write each word from the box under the heading that has the same long e spelling. 19 Vowel Sounds (ee, ea, ie) Read the sentences and the pairs of letters that follow. Write the correct long e spelling on the line. 1. At the end of the w______k, Ellie’s class went on a field trip. (ee, ie) 2. They went to a p______ch orchard out in the country. (ie, ea) 3. There were all kinds of f______lds and farms near the orchard. (ee, ie) 4. Looking out the windows of the bus, the students saw dozens of wh______t fields.
____________________ the opposite of in front of 9. ____________________ something held in the hand that can help you see at night 10.
Glue jump tune thump 5. rule dude rug hum 6. fuse shut cute just 7. mute must fuse much Read the sentences below. On the line, write a long u word from the pair in parentheses ( ). The word you choose should make sense in the sentence. 1. Every ____________________ (June, cube), ____________________ (tune, Sue) prunes the lilac bushes in her yard. 2. One ____________________ (fume, rule) at the library is that you return books when they are ____________________ (sun, due). 3. Play me a pretty ____________________ (clue, tune) on your ____________________ (flute, dude).
A comprehensive grammar of the Sinhalese language,: Adapted for the use of English readers and prescribed for the civil service examinations by Abraham Mendis Gunasekara