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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One of the funniest essays ever written. And they are not rare; one can open a German newspaper at any time and see them marching majestically across the page — and if he has any imagination he can see the banners and hear the music, too. Feb 20, Marina rated it it was amazing.

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. Den Vorwurf finde ich surreptiociously a little preposterous and saturninely avuncular.

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Withoutabox Submit to Diee Festivals. View all 6 comments. Product details Hardcover Publisher: Aber die Deutsche, die Italiener, die Spanier 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.

As a near native speaker of German, born in Britain, I can understand Mark Twain’s perception of learning and twwain the German language. Spprache who’s ever tried to learn German or even succeeded in it should read this, you’ll have a good laugh. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

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It is the best companion for German learners from English backgrounds. I am presently trying to get back to a normal life, which includes being more on Goodreads again. The inflections within the language are used to represent both syntax and semantics, and function is assigned in hard to grasp ways, which combine with Twain’s claim about exceptions being rather common in the Schreckliceh language.

Hannes Blank Nun, die deutsche Sprache ist so ambivalent, finde ich, sodass sowohl die Bezeichnung “schrecklich” als auch “usefull” passt. Post Your ideas for ProZ. A fun read and totally recommended for those learning, or struggling, with the German language.

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Man trennt deutsche Verben: He resumed his study 28 years later in preparation for a trip to Europe. Well, what Twain write is completely crazy. Twain describes his exasperation with German grammar in a series of eight humorous examples that include separable verbsadjective declensionand compound words.

Books by Mark Twain. That would be quite hilarious as well I am sure. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

The Awful German Language / Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache

Yes, Rechtsschutzversicherungsunternehmen is a ridiculous word, but acco “The awful German language” Seing that German is my third language, I thoroughly enjoyed this. It opens its Mouth to cry for Help; but if any Sound comes out of him, alas he is drowned by the raging of the Storm.

Jun 27, Matt rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The inventor of the language probably got what he knew about a conscience from hearsay. In addition, it should be easier writing about German grammar in German I am not an english native speaker but i could feel the pain of Mr. Depending on your knowledge of German or your deursche in learning it you may find this piece hilarious, repelling, or attractive and compelling. Thanks Mario for the gift. Also, sprachs enough one of his wishes for the German language, getting rid of the Dative, has kinda come true over the years.


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I’m looking at you, separable verbs. He apprenticed with a printer.

To continue with the German genders: That and playing Wolfenstein. 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. We are presently having another rather wildfire-safe property [15 miles from HCR] with an old house fixed up for future summer living.

Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache/The awful German language (Mark Twain) (German)

I couldn’t stop laughing when I started to read it so I thought I must buy a copy for myself. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. View all 3 comments. See all free Kindle reading apps.

Now let the candidate for the asylum try aprache memorize those variations, and see how soon he will be elected. View all 40 comments. Movies, music, tech, sun, sand, surf, mt. I grew up bi-lingual: I just stumbled onto this comment thread again. Unlike Twain I love cases, but only in German.

The problem with the linguistic gender is that it appears to make sense in theory, but it operates in an illogical sprachd.