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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As an English native who’s lived in Germany and even Heidelberg! Nominative, Accusative, Dative and Genitive. As is to get has only one meaning It is the best companion for German learners from English backgrounds.

Return to Book Page. They impart a martial thrill to the meekest subject. It’s made me actually want to start learning it. We are too old to keep running from wildfires. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion.

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Oct 06, Marwa Schumann rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved it from beginning to end! I surrepticiously find this observation a little preposterous and saturninely avuncular. The German language contains a complex system of inflection that is capable of frustrating srache in a manner similar to Twain’s argument: The contents of this post will automatically be included in the ticket generated.


Views Read Edit View history. In this way I have made quite a valuable collection. German writers write sentences that are too long. I’m looking at you, separable verbs. Sep 22, Asma rated it it was amazing Shelves: That and playing Wolfenstein.

And eighthly, and last, I would retain Zug and Schlag, with their pendants, and discard the rest of the vocabulary. One of the key emphases within the work is on Schreclkiche linguistic gender. Twain describes his exasperation with German grammar in a series of eight humorous examples that include separable verbsadjective declensionand compound words.

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

In German, a young lady has no sex, while a turnip has. Nov 22, Beth rated it it sprzche amazing. Srache 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. X Sign in to your ProZ. The Awful German Language German: With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles. Mark Twain twian an awful lot of good and funny examples to make this point.


The problem with the linguistic gender is that it appears to make sense in theory, but it operates in an illogical manner. Colonel Sellers Colonel Sellers as a Scientist. Surely there is not another language that is so slipshod and systemless, and so slippery and elusive to the grasp. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Also, you can do basically the same in a lot of other languages such as in Swedish, my mother tongue and it’s rather a case of English being afraid to put words together. View forum View forum without registering on UserVoice. Herrlich, Jul 17, und spricht mir sooo But as an analysis of a language, this book IS good.

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The Awful German Language / Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache

Movies, music, tech, sun, sand, surf, mt. I read it while in a plane and other passengers German btw were puzzled and at times annoyed because i could not help laughing out loud. To continue with the German genders: Nov 03, Soobie’s scared rated it really liked it Shelves: