I am looking for a good Maltese grammar book which lists all verb forms, tenses, and declensions. Where can I find one (perhaps anywhere on the Island given that Amazon does not seem to carry such book). I have tried starting a Maltese language group on Stack Exchange but there was little interest.
Are you after a technical grammar (i.e. really only useful to linguists) or a pedagogical grammar, the kind a language learner would use?– Gaston ÜmlautJun 20, 2015 at 13:12
A quick search turned up this oldish looking pedagogical grammar. I found some more technical works as well, but some are in Italian. I note that others have described the linguistic literature on Maltese as sparse.– Gaston ÜmlautJun 20, 2015 at 13:20
I am looking for a pedagogical grammar. One in Italian will do as well. The link you posted is quite interesting.– user100380Jun 20, 2015 at 22:26
There is a book named:
BASIC MALTESE GRAMMAR by
I don't know if I'm allowed to put the link here. The version I have doesn't seem to have any publication name or copyrght signs. maybe moderators can help me through this.
Another book, freely available, is
TEACH YOURSELF MALTESE A course of maltese for beginners:
TEACH YOURSELF MALTESE. A COMPLETE COURSE FOR BEGINNERS. JOSEPH AQUILINA. MALTESE, WRITTEN WITH A MODIFIED LATIN ALPHABET, IS AN INTERESTING AND UNIQUE LANGUAGE WITH AN ARABIC MORPHOLOGY AND A VERY MIXED VOCABULARY OF ARABIC AND LATIN WORDS, MOSTLY FROM ITALIAN. THE COURSE IS PRESENTED IN FOUR PARTS, 1. ALPHABET AND PRONUNTIATION, 2. GRAMMAR [ MORPHOLOGY], 3. THE MALTESE VERB, 4. KEY TO THE EXERCISES. 240 PAGES. DAVID MACKAY, USA, 1965.
Available here (From Archive.org)