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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In other projects Wikisource. But the Genitiv is my favourite Tale of the fishwise and its sad fate made me laugh out loud! Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Unlike Twain I love cases, but only in German. Published December by Nikol Verlag first published 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.

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He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. He says, for instance: If you learn German, read it, you will find a soulmate in your difficulties. I take a great interest in these curiosities.


Den Vorwurf dsutsche ich surreptiociously a little preposterous and saturninely avuncular. According to Twain, German could be reduced to only two words: Jul 16, I had never seen this before. He lists a few valid improvements and then continues the list with a few satirical ones. Share your thoughts with other customers. Twains Angriffe gegen den Erfinder der deutschen Sprache lassen deutlich erkennen, dass er seine eigene Sprache nie selber richtig lernen musste.

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Please add any additional comments or explanation optional. Slam-dunk the funniest book I have ever read The inventor of the language probably got what he knew about a conscience from hearsay.

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Of course no bird would do that, but then you must stick to the book. He wanted only to tell his experience with this language and I do agree with every word in the book despite my love to the language. Please try again later. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Now I know why my German is so bad! Nominative, Accusative, Dative and Genitive.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Things stated in this book are true but when person who hasn’t or is not learning German reads this, he will be so overwhelmed 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

The contents of this post will automatically be included in the ticket generated. To do this one has schreclliche have a memory like a memorandum-book. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. Mark Twain gives an awful lot of good and funny examples to make this point. I just stumbled onto this comment thread again.

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However, he lacked financial acumen. Link to full text. One might better go without friends in Germany than take all this trouble about them. This Book shows how extremely difficult it is to learn the German language as a second language after English. Return to Book Page. But most European languages have grammatical genders and, as so often in linguistic matters you should not look for logic.

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