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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In Latin, Polish and Russian they have always confused me. The languages that aren’t developing are the dead ones. This essay dwells on all those little absurdities that make it so loveable.
The Awful German Language
Well, what Twain write is completely crazy. I really have no idea how the language evolved to be like this, but Twain showed us how unique and hilarious it could get. But as an analysis of a language, this book IS good.
Three days after our return home, there was another wildfire, even closer. All in all, I enjoyed this short satirical book on why German language in awful for new learners.
When Twain translates the “Tale of the Fishwife and its Sad Fate”, he expresses feelings of anger that result from his attempt to learn the language: If you learn German, read it, you will find a soulmate in your difficulties. We are too old to keep running from wildfires.
He was lauded as the “greatest American humorist of his age”, and William Faulkner called Twain “the father of American literature”.
This page was last edited on 14 Septemberat I really can’t understand this. Oct 06, Marwa Schumann rated it it was amazing Shelves: Whenever I come across a good one, I stuff it and put it in my museum.
Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache/The awful German language (Mark Twain) (German)
I’m Italian – born and raised with gendered words – and for me it’s very difficult using the pronoun it in English. Twain didn’t agree with me: Again the read can forget, how the sentence starts and how it ends. Der Leser kann nochmal vergessen, wie der Satz beginnt und wie er endet. Nov 03, Soobie’s scared rated it really liked it Shelves: German is a very logic language, way more logic sparche English.
The inventor of the language probably got what he knew about a conscience from hearsay. I take a great interest in these curiosities.
He resumed his study 28 years later in preparation for a trip to Europe. This essay was amazing. 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 sdhreckliche that he would probably opt not to learn this language and I think that’s very unfair to German.
The Awful German Language / Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache by Mark Twain
Slam-dunk the funniest book I have ever read I personally have been suffering with: German makes no difference between adjectives and adverbs. 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. As an English native who’s lived in Germany and even Heidelberg! I’ve been ceutsche French for the past 11 months one hour a week and I’m pretty sure that French personal pronouns are a mess.
If you don’t have any clue about German, you probably wouldn’t understand much I’m afraid. Quotes from The Awful German I don’t know why.
The Awful German Language / Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache
I want to say that Mark Twain’s intention of writing this book is not to belittle German language but to let others know how unnecessarily complicated the language is for a foreigner to learn. Some German verbs can be separated: Sep 06, Mark Jones rated it it was amazing. View forum View forum without registering on UserVoice.