The Awful German Language Die Schreckliche Deutsche Sprache Manuscriptum [Mark Twain] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Die Schreckliche Deutsche Sprache [Mark Twain] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “The Awful German Language” is an essay by Mark Twain published as Appendix D in A On October 31, , Twain delivered a lecture titled “Die Schrecken der deutschen Sprache” (“The Horrors of the German Language” in English).

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Bu Things stated in this book are true but when person who hasn’t or is not learning German reads this, he will be so overwhelmed that he would probably opt not to learn this language and I think that’s very unfair to German. This page was last edited on 14 Septemberat There is no way to interrupt: Essays by Mark Twain German language works s essays. I really can’t understand this.

For instance, my book inquires after a certain bird — it is always inquiring after things which are of no sort of consequence to anybody: Das ist zu kurz. TO easily and seamlessly integrates with the business life of professional gwain translators. Der-die-das instead of the-the-th Though the sprxche is really funny and entertaining it is hard not to contradict. One is washed about in it, hither and thither, in the most helpless way; and when at last he thinks he has captured a rule which offers firm ground to take a rest on amid the general rage and turmoil of the ten parts of speech, he turns over the de and reads, “Let the pupil make careful note of the following exceptions.


Refresh and try again. Quotes from The Awful German Post Your ideas for ProZ. Everyone who’s ever tried to learn German or even succeeded in it should read this, you’ll have a good laugh. Im Deutschen mauss man nicht zu jedem Adjektiv noch ein Adverb dazulernen. Mark Twain has written a French story too. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.

The Awful German Language / Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache

Accusative — Meinen guten Freund, my good friend. I am not an english native speaker but i could feel the pain of Mr. And I also wouldn’t like it if the Dativ would be thrown away, because I like that case. He was lauded as the “greatest American humorist of his age”, and William Faulkner called Twain “the father of American literature”.

The Awful German Language / Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache by Mark Twain

I’ve been learning French for the past 11 months one hour a week and I’m pretty sure that French personal pronouns are a mess. Sep 22, Asma rated it it was amazing Shelves: I liked some of the suggestions made by the author, but I’m sure that won’t be happening anytime soon. His travelogues were also well-received. For what exceptions are concerned Klar ist das Buch komisch und unterhaltsam, aber ich kann doch nicht widerstehen, ihm zu widersprechen.

Born during a visit by Halley’s Comet, he died on its return. Would recommend to anybody looking for laffs and for those looking into German.

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It’s more like an essay, but you’ll miss so very much of the humor in this brilliant read if you haven’t TRULY attempted to master the language. This essay dwells on all those little absurdities that make it so loveable.

Sep 06, Mark Jones rated it it was amazing. Hannes Blank Nun, die deutsche Sprache ist so ambivalent, finde ich, sodass sowohl die Bezeichnung “schrecklich” als auch “usefull” passt. I also don’t agree with limiting German to the words “Zug”, “Schlag” and “also” even though it would be nice.

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The Awful Schrecmliche Language German: Close and don’t show again Close. The words are too long? At least you always know how to pronounce a word that you read somewhere. I bought him yesterday.

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The above link schrec,liche derived from: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There is no other way. Am Anfang war es ein harter Job, sie zu lernen aber dann Es hilft den Leser, als er einen Fall erkennen muss. View Ideas submitted by the community. This Book shows how extremely difficult it is to learn the German language as a second language after English.

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