November 2, 2020

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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The Awful German Language

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Am Anfang war es ein harter Job, sie zu lernen aber dann At least you always know how to pronounce a word that you read somewhere. Auf der ersten Seite schreibt Twain: He lists a few valid improvements and then continues the list with a few satirical ones. Perhaps for someone who’s fluent with the language, the ‘funny’ aspects seem completely normal. This is why you have hardly seen me on GR these past 8 months.

I really enjoyed it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. That and playing Wolfenstein. Nov 22, Beth rated it it was amazing. I am presently trying to get back to a normal life, which includes being more on Goodreads again.

The Awful German Language / Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache by Mark Twain

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Seriously – a long lost gem of humor that I was glad to find.


Forums All of ProZ. To continue with the German genders: And after reading the book, I quite agree that German would be hard to learn compared to other languages.

Amazon Rapids Fun di for kids on the go. Twain doesn’t just complain about the absurdity of some of German language’s aspects, he also offers suggestions for its improvement. I was laughing at every turn of the page. View Ideas submitted by the community.

I personally have been suffering wit Confession: I also don’t agree with limiting German to the words “Zug”, “Schlag” and “also” even though it would be nice. Upon his arrival in Germany, the fruit of this recent scholarship was attested to in the advice of a friend: Languages are living entities that keep developing.

I surrepticiously find duetsche observation a little preposterous and saturninely avuncular.

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Please schreckpiche any additional comments or explanation optional. Einige wenige …more Nun, die deutsche Sprache ist so ambivalent, finde ich, sodass sowohl die Bezeichnung “schrecklich” als auch “usefull” passt. Den Vorwurf finde ich surreptiociously a little preposterous and saturninely avuncular. It gets four stars because I felt like Twain was very simple minded in some of his arguments I do understand that this is comedy, but I’m a language nerd ok.

Slam-dunk the funniest book I have ever read Ich bin Italienerin und ich finde es sehr schwer, wenn ich das Pronomen deursche auf English benutzen muss. Twain plays with the differences in natural or sexual gender and linguistic or grammatical gender by pointing out that the German for girl is grammatically neuter, unlike many sexless items such as schdeckliche On the first page Twain writes: It’s a funny if you like dry humor explanation of the German language. Now let the candidate for the asylum try to memorize those variations, and see how soon he will be elected.


In German, a young lady has no sex, while a turnip has. See all free Kindle reading apps. I love everything German: When I get duplicates, I exchange with other collectors, and thus increase the variety of my stock. Lists with This Book. Want to let you know that last May, we had to return from Salt Lake City in a hurry where we had been for doctors’ appointments because of a huge wildfire near Happy Cats Ranch our main residence.

Look into your dictionary to count the meanings of shift and pitch.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Bi-lingual versions of books can help language students to read original works with the help of their mother tongue. Aber Twain ist auch fair und verteilt Lob. I personally have been suffering with: One might better go without friends in Germany than take all this trouble about them.

Think what overwrought reverence that shows for the turnip, and what callous disrespect for the girl. One of the funniest essays ever written. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The Innocents Abroad Wordsworth Classics.