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Time Again for Mark Twain

It is that time of year to bring up Mark Twain's essay The Awful German Language. I found a very good PDF version; enjoy:

http://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/uploads/Mark-Twain-The-Awful-German-Language.pdf

August 11, 2017

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Mark Twain also wrote a speech in German which does not get as much attention called The Horrors of the German Language/Die Schrecken der deutschen Sprache, which he later also translated into a humorous VERY literal English. So here are both the German and English texts (side by side) of that speech given in Vienna in 1897:

https://www.lsa.umich.edu/german/hmr/101/Hausaufgaben_Info/TwainSchrecken.pdf

August 11, 2017
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