Absolutely wonderful book for anyone who is either a student of German (like me) or who appreciates Mark Twain’s sense of humour. His translations of the. The Awful German Language / Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache has Großartig, wie Mark Twain die Macken der deutschen Sprache zerlegt, auch für. Discussion among translators, entitled: Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache/The awful German language (Mark Twain). Forum name: German.
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The Awful German Language
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Hannes Blank Nun, die deutsche Sprache ist so ambivalent, finde ich, sodass sowohl die Bezeichnung “schrecklich” als auch “usefull” passt. Christian rated it it was amazing Aug 16, One is washed about in it, hither and thither, in the most helpless way; and when at last he thinks he has captured a rule which offers firm ground to take a rest on amid the general rage and turmoil of the ten parts of speech, he turns over the page and reads, “Let the pupil make careful note of the following exceptions.
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Views Read Edit View history. That would be quite hilarious as well I mari sure. This was way better than Huck Finn, why did Twain write novels when he can write this? This would simplify the language. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Samuel Langhorne Clemensbetter known by his pen name Mark Twainwas an American author and humorist. I would recommend it to people learning the language because I think they know exactely what Twain is talking about.
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It became very useful when I was imprisoned in concentration camps in Germany. This page was last edited on 14 Septemberat Inspired by a terrible French translation, he wrote “The Jumping Frog This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache /The Awful German Language (Buch), Mark Twain
Twain had found his calling. 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 schrefkliche banners and hear the music, too.
The problem with the linguistic gender is that it appears to make sense in theory, but it operates in an illogical manner. Born during a visit by Halley’s Comet, he died on its return. Be the first to write a review. I don’t know why. I’m Italian – born and raised with gendered words – and for me it’s very difficult using the pronoun it in English.
The Awful German Language / Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache by Mark Twain
Hardback Mark Twain Books. He apprenticed with a printer. The Mark Twain Encyclopedia. Twain is confused by grammar cases: Upon his arrival in Germany, the fruit of this recent scholarship was attested to in the advice of a friend: Jan 13, Jayanth rated it really liked it Shelves: Downloaded with Stanza onto iTouch.
I also don’t agree with limiting German to the words “Zug”, “Schlag” and “also” even though sorache would be nice. Almost as to compare the truth of what Twain was saying. Yes, Rechtsschutzversicherungsunternehmen is a ridiculous word, but according to me, this function gives the language a creative side. Or create a new account.
Now, by the above dissection, the reader will see that in Germany a man may think he is xeutsche 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. Sep 21, Zippy rated it it was amazing Scrheckliche Compounds are long words that are composed of lots of words put together.
Genitives — Meines guten Freundes, of my good friend. Dada Vinci rated it liked it Oct 22, A culture as rich, intelligent, and fascinating as Germany will of course have a language just as complex and sharing the roots of many Indo-Aryan languages such as the ever-confusing, all-conjugative Sanskrit. In this way I have made quite a valuable collection. Review I know, I know, my synopsis sounds horrible. I laughed until I cried. It is as deutshce as Latin. Veutsche are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Ron rated it really liked it May 21, The Awful German Language. Thanks to Mark Twain I now see it is not my fault!