The Awful German Language

Author: Mark Twain
Editor: BVK
ISBN: 3853612075
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“The Awful German Language” is a humorous examination of the German language and the frustrations a native English speaker may have when learning it. The essay was published as Appendix D of “A Tramp Abroad” by Mark Twain in 1880.

Humor In Mark Twain S The Awful German Language

Author: Andreas Nauhardt
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640468406
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2, Martin Luther University (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Proseminar: Germany and the Germans in American Short Fiction, language: English, abstract: In the following paper I am going to analyze Twain’s incomparable and particular usage of humor in his essay The Awful German Language. Therein, Twain uses humor as an instrument to criticize the German language. Without its witty and diversified character the essay would be a provocative and mean accusation. I will support my thesis with the help of additional information about the author’s biography and his first experiences with the German language. To explain my thesis and to understand the author’s concerns it is important to draw these connections. Moreover, I will go into detail about the essay structure to illustrate its critical character and effect. The large amount of stylistic devices that make the essay particularly impressive and remarkable will be parsed and discussed in addition. Eventually, I will comment on the essay’s impact on success and distinction. In doing so, the sustainability of this piece will be explained.

The Awful German Language

Author: Mark Twain
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Die Schreckliche Deutsche Sprache The Awful German Language

Author: Mark Twain
Editor: Reclam Verlag
ISBN: 315961395X
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"Meine philologischen Studien haben mich davon überzeugt, dass ein begabter Mensch Englisch (außer Rechtschreibung und Aussprache) in 30 Stunden, Französisch in 30 Tagen und Deutsch in 30 Jahren lernen kann."Mit bissigem Humor beschreibt Mark Twain, der 1878 auf seiner zweiten Europareise auch Deutschland besuchte, die Absonderlichkeiten der deutschen Sprache: kilometerlange Wörter, Sätze, bei denen nach einer Viertelstunde ganz zum Schluss das Verb kommt, "und hinter das Verb stellt der Verfasser noch haben sind gewesen gehabt haben geworden sein". Das ist äußerst amüsant zu lesen, zumal wenn man, wie hier, das Original daneben hat, in dem die deutschen Wörter noch fremdartiger wirken. Und ganz nebenbei lernt man dadurch die eigene Sprache noch besser kennen.

The Awful German Language

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Meisterschaft Oder Even German Is Preferable To Death Englisch Deutsch

Author: Mark Twain
Editor: Reclam Verlag
ISBN: 3159615014
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Mit "The Meisterschaft System", einem für ihre Zwecke wenig geeigneten Deutsch-Sprachkurs, lernten Mark Twains Töchter Deutsch. Die teils absurden Lehrbuchsätze baute Twain in einen kurzen satirischen Dreiakter ein. Darin dürfen zwei junge amerikanische Ladies, die sich ein Jahr in Deutschland aufhalten, untereinander und mit ihren aus der Heimat angereisten Verehrern nur Deutsch sprechen. Zwerchfellerschütternd! "Welchen Hund haben Sie? Haben Sie den hübschen Hund des Kaufmanns,oder den hässlichen Hund der Urgroßmutter des Lehrlings des bogenbeinigen Zimmermanns?" Das kleine Stück erscheint hier samt Originaltext erstmals in deutscher Übersetzung.

Modern German Grammar

Author: Bill J. Dodd
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415272995
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Modern GermanGrammaris divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: * Apologizing * Expressing regret * Voicing an opinion or casting doubt on something The book addresses learners' pratical needs and presents the uses to which we put language in order to communicate effectively in a wide range of situations. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition, this second edition features: * The new German spelling system * Fuller explanations of grammatical structures in Part A * Even more extensive cross-referencing between Parts A and B * A comprehensive index to the full grammar The grammar assumes no previous grammatical training and is intended for all those who have a basic knowledge of German, from intermediate learners in schools and adult education to undergraduates taking German as a major or minor part of their studies. This grammar is also accompanied by a second edition of the Modern German Grammar Workbook, featuring exercises and activities which link directly to the grammar.

Die Deutsche Pr Senz In Den Usa

Author: Josef Raab
Editor: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825800393
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Whereas the cultural and political influence of the U.S. on Europe and Germany has been researched extensively, the impact of more than 6 million German immigrants on U.S.-American history and culture has received far less scholarly attention. Therefore this volume addresses a wide range of areas in which a German presence has been manifesting itself in the U.S. for more than three centuries. Among the disciplines involved in this broad analysis are linguistics, literary studies, history, economics, musicology as well as media studies and cultural studies.

The Routledge Encyclopedia Of Mark Twain

Author: J. R. LeMaster
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415890586
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"A model reference work that can be used with profit and delight by general readers as well as by more advanced students of Twain. Highly recommended." - Library Journal The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain includes more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries that cover a full variety of topics on this major American writer's life, intellectual milieu, literary career, and achievements. Because so much of Twain's travel narratives, essays, letters, sketches, autobiography, journalism and fiction reflect his personal experience, particular attention is given to the delicate relationship between art and life, between artistic interpretations and their factual source. This comprehensive resource includes information on: Twain's life and times: the author's childhood in Missouri and apprenticeship as a riverboat pilot, early career as a journalist in the West, world travels, friendships with well-known figures, reading and education, family life and career Complete Works: including novels, travel narratives, short stories, sketches, burlesques, and essays Significant characters, places, and landmarks Recurring concerns, themes or concepts: such as humor, language; race, war, religion, politics, imperialism, art and science Twain's sources and influences. Useful for students, researchers, librarians and teachers, this volume features a chronology, a special appendix section tracking the poet's genealogy, and a thorough index. Each entry also includes a bibliography for further study.

Hammer S German Grammar And Usage

Author: Martin Durrell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1444120166
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Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, HAMMER'S GERMAN GRAMMAR AND USAGEprovides you with a complete guide to German as it is written and spoken today. This new edition includes: -concise descriptions of the main grammatical phenomena of German and their use -examples of grammar taken from contemporary German, helping you to understand the underlying grammatical principles more quickly -invaluable guidance on pronunciation and the German accent -discussion of new words from English roots such as 'zertweeten' ('to tweet'), helping you to communicate in German as used by Germans today -clarification on the spelling reform and current spellings of German, thus increasing your confidence while writing and reading in German. Praised for its clear layout and lucid explanations, this new edition distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal, and offers you a combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage that you will find invaluable, whether a student or a teacher, at intermediate or advanced level.