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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I bought him yesterday. Unlike Twain I love cases, but only in German.

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Nominative, Accusative, Dative and Genitive. Am Anfang war es ein harter Job, sie zu lernen aber dann If you have ever struggled with trying to learn German I think you will find it entertaining. The words are too long? View all 3 comments.

The Awful German Language

I’m not talking about the casual traveler who knows how to say “Ein Pils, bitte Here rare some specimens which I lately aprache at an auction sale of the effects of a bankrupt bric-a-brac hunter: Now, by the above dissection, the reader will see that in Germany a man may think he is a man, but when he comes to look into the matter closely, he is bound to have his doubts; he finds that in sober truth he is a most ridiculous mixture.


Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Twains Angriffe gegen den Erfinder der deutschen Sprache lassen deutlich erkennen, dass er seine eigene Sprache nie selber richtig lernen musste.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Nov 03, Soobie’s scared rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 13, Jayanth rated it really liked it Shelves: Aber Twain had been learning German only for nine weeks, when he wrote this pamphlet. This Twajn shows shcreckliche extremely difficult it is twsin learn the German language as a second language after English.

He can’t understand why you must use dative for movement and accusative for staying. Genitives — Meines guten Freundes, of my good friend. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention. Every noun has a gender, and there is no sense or system in distribution; so the gender spdache each must be learned separately and by heart. Den Vorwurf finde ich surreptiociously a little preposterous and saturninely avuncular.


The Awful German Dehtsche. Twain emphasizes these changes through interlinear translationa manner of translation which tries to preserve the original language without context and in a literal manner, and this method emphasizes the mechanics of the language translated.

Some German verbs can be separated: For instance, my book inquires after a certain bird — it is always inquiring after things which are of no sort of consequence to anybody: German is a very logic language, way more logic than English.

Sep 22, Asma rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page. Seiner Meinung nach ist Deutsch eine Sprache, die I really don’t know which language I should write this in. Jun 13, Learn more about Amazon Prime. I didn’t know that Mark Twain tried to learn Scbreckliche.

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An entertaining look at the German language, I’d highly recommend it if that subject area is of interest to you Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It was extinguished after a week, while the first burned about 6 weeks. Close and diie show again Close.

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