I don't believe there is anything in the whole earth that you can't learn in berlin except the german language - mark twain's notebook. Like is shakespeare dead from my autobiography, the awful german language is a brilliantly funny essay a total rip it's from appendix d of his book mark twain: a. What did mark twain have to say about the german were famously gathered together by the american author mark twain in his essay the awful german language. This essay on the german language is definitely worth reading especially if one has ever taken a german class as i recently have i found the text here i made a. Librivox recording of the awful german language, by mark twain read by kirsten wever this long essay is a work of mock philology, one of several appendices.
The awful german language is an 1880 essay by mark twain published as appendix d in a tramp abroad. The awful german language mark twain this is appendix d from twain's 1880 book a tramp abroad note that the german orthography is that of the late 19th century. The awful german language is an 1880 essay by mark twain published as appendix d in a tramp abroad the essay is a humorous exploration of the frustrations a native.
In the essay, the awful german language , author mark twain expresses his opinion on the, awful german language , from which he has gained from his 9 weeks. German is certainly not an easy language to master and no individual has documented the struggle more publicly than iconic american author, mark twain. Please find the full brochure “mark twain: the awful german language” now at (pdf) if you’re only looking for the.
Mark twain: the horrors of the german language / die schrecken der deutschen sprache address to the vienna press club, november 21, 1897, twain wrote this speech in. I don't believe there is anything in the whole earth that you can't learn in berlin except the german language - mark twain's shovel in german - mark twain's. I don't know what german people's view ist as there are 80mio of them and i fear only a tiny fraction has even heard of mark twain, not to say read his fabulous essay.