Mnemonic Device: T A M Explanation: This mnemonic gives the sequence (Tenues, Aspirantes, Mediae) of the sound shifts (Lautverschiebung) in Germanic languages, as proposed by Prof. Grimm.
Mnemonic devices for German
Some nice little helpers to conquer the difficult German language...
Mnemonic Device: FUGODE BAMSVANZ Explanation: to remember German prepositions FUGODE – für, um, gegen, ohne, durch, entlang The prepositions for FUGODE are those that take the accusative case. Note:
PAD DAN PIN
Mnemonic Device: PAD DAN PIN Explanation: to remember sentence structure in German two pronouns (P) in a German sentence – accusative goes before dative two nouns (N) in a
Ode to Joy
Mnemonic Device: (sung to the tune of Schiller’s “Ode to Joy” in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony) an, auf, hinter, in, neben, ueber, unter, vor, zwischen Explanation: to remember the German prepositions that can
Mnemonic Device: (sung to the tune of the “Blue Danube”) Aus, ausser bei mit, nach seit, von zu Explanation: Rhyme to remember the most used prepositions requiring the dative case.
O,FUDGE: accusative prepositions
Mnemonic Device: O,FUDGE Explanation: to remember accusative prepositions ohne, für, um, durch, gegen, entlang
MOACC, PODAT 2-way German prepositions
Mnemonic Device: MOACC, PODAT Explanation: Two-way prepositions that show MOTION are ACCUSATIVE (MO-ACC); two-way prepositions that show POSITION are DATIVE (PO-DAT).
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