Tach Allerseits, vielleicht gibt es Kollegen, die diese Liebeserklärung an die deutsche Sprache noch nicht kennen. Deutsche Version. “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). Buy Die Schreckliche Deutsche Sprache the a by Mark Twain (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on.

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This is why you have hardly seen me on GR these past 8 months. I just stumbled onto this comment thread again. The edition I’ve read was bilingual and I took the chance to savor some German with a useful facing-page translation.

Add both to Basket. Mark Twain gives an awful lot of good and funny examples to make this point. Twain doesn’t just complain about the absurdity of some of German language’s aspects, he also offers suggestions for its improvement.

Write a customer review. Die Sprachen, die sich nicht entwickeln, sind die tote Sprachen.


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Personally I love learning German and I think beauty of this language lies in it’s absurdity! Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Even though I’ve grown to love German over the last year, a lot of the things he described are still my daily struggle in this language, and it was so funny to read someone point out some of the most absurd things that sometimes make my blood boil. Furthermore, Italians, Spaniards and Portuguese speakers and also all the Slavic languages speakers, I guess are very happy because it’s the word that tells the speaker which genus she word in Italian in a she, for example needs.

See all free Kindle reading apps. Der-die-das instead of the-the-the makes it a little bit difficult. He resumed his study 28 years later in preparation for a trip to Europe.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy.

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

Look into your dictionary to count the meanings of shift and pitch. It became very useful when I was imprisoned in concentration camps in Germany. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. When I get duplicates, I exchange with other collectors, and thus increase the variety of my stock.

Mark Twain revised the Jumping Frog story several times after its initial publication. Retrieved from ” https: Aber auf Deutsch scheint sie immer, sehr leicht zu sein.

Aber Twain ist auch fair und verteilt Lob. Everyone who’s ever tried to learn German or even succeeded in it should read this, you’ll have a good laugh. In this way I have made quite a valuable collection.


Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Twain plays with the differences in natural or sprachhe gender and linguistic or grammatical gender by pointing out that the German for girl is grammatically neuter, unlike many sexless items such as turnips: As I read it I kept thinking what it would look like if English weren’t Mark Twains’ mother tongue and he were writing about the English language. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. Lists with This Book. The Awful German Language.

It was extinguished after a week, while wchreckliche first burned about 6 weeks. Accusative — Meinen guten Freund, schrdckliche good friend.

Write a customer review. A fun read and totally recommended for those learning, or struggling, with the German language. This would simplify the language.

Please try again later. The contents of this post will automatically be included in the ticket generated. I’ve been learning Ssprache for the past 11 months one hour a week and I’m pretty sure that French personal pronouns are a mess.

I want to thank Elvira for bringing this lovely piece of cathartic literature into spracje life. Jan 13, Jayanth rated it really liked it Shelves: Depending on your knowledge of German or your interest in learning it you may find this piece hilarious, repelling, or attractive and compelling.

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