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German translation: Wäre die Sprache ein Produkt ...

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12:18 Feb 16, 2006
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: If language had been the creation....
'If language had been the creation not of poetry but of logic, we should only have one.'

This is a famous quote by Christian Friederich Hebbel who was a 19th century German poet and dratist.

I am looking for the ORIGINAL quote in German, NOT a current translation.

Please help!
Marc
German translation:Wäre die Sprache ein Produkt ...
Explanation:
"Wäre die Sprache ein Produkt des logischen Geistes anstatt des poetischen, so würden wir nur eine haben."

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if language had been the creation....
Wäre die Sprache ein Produkt ...


Explanation:
"Wäre die Sprache ein Produkt des logischen Geistes anstatt des poetischen, so würden wir nur eine haben."

http://www.saarland.de/service_reden_5452.htm

Nesrin
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