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Elementary Russian Grammar

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In his 1901 text, Elementary Russian Grammar, Piettro Motti offers simple, practical approach to learning the pre-Revolution Russian language, making this text a valuable introduction to the the language and a great reference tool for its older alphabet. Covering basic syntax and accidence, Motti designed his text to promote successful self-study, hoping learners will “soon perceive that Russian is by far not so difficult as it is generally believed.” The bulk of the work is divided into 30 lessons which include a short written exposition of a specific topic, relevant examples, a selection of vocabulary words, translation and reading exercises, and practice conversations. Elementary Russian Grammar also contains an introduction covering the Russian alphabet, pronunciation of vowels and semi-vowels, as well as the italic and written alphabet. Helpful supplementary appendixes offer extra reading and conversational exercises, a selection of useful words, and brief English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries.

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Key Features

  • Provides a basic introduction to Russian
  • Contains lessons including translation and conversation exercises
  • Includes helpful appendices, notes, charts, and examples
  • Offers language-learning materials designed for the beginner


  • The Russian Alphabet
  • Pronunciation of Vowels
  • Pronunciation of Semi-Vowels and Consonants
  • The Italic and Written Alphabet
  • Law of Permutation
  • Lessons
  • Appendix
  • Vocabulary

Product Details

  • Title: Elementary Russian Grammar
  • Author: Pietro Motti
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Julius Groos
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 152

About Pietro Motti

Pietro Motti was professor of modern languages at the Royal Piacenza Technical Institution.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition