Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache/The awful German language (Mark Twain)
Thread poster: Cilian O'Tuama

Cilian O'Tuama  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:41
German to English
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Jul 16, 2003

Tach Allerseits,

vielleicht gibt es Kollegen, die diese Liebeserklärung an die deutsche Sprache noch nicht kennen.

Deutsche Version:
http://home.tiscali.de/relman/twainsds.htm

Englische Version:
http://www.geocities.com/famousstories/twain/awful_german_language.htm

'Tschuldigung, falls es schon mal gepostet worden ist gehabt haben geworden sein icon_smile.gif.

Enjoy,
Cilian


 

Beth Kantus  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:41
German to English
wonderful, thanks! Jul 16, 2003

I had never seen this before. I have to stop reading now, for the tears are literally rolling down my face, and I can't face the rest of the office like this. But I will return to it later. Thanks a million for posting it!

 

Geneviève von Levetzow  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:41
Member (2002)
French to German
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Danke, Cilian Jul 16, 2003

Sehr erfrischend nach einem heißen Tagicon_smile.gif. Nur französich in 30 Tagen... stimmt nicht.

Genevièveicon_smile.gif


 

Parrot  Identity Verified
Spain
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LOL Jul 16, 2003

"When a German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him till he emerges on the other side of the Atlantic with the verb in his mouth." -- Mark Twain.

 

Narasimhan Raghavan  Identity Verified
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English to Tamil
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Mark Twain has written a French story too Jul 17, 2003

I vividly remember Mark Twain has written a French story about a jumping frog. lease see: http://www.boondocksnet.com/twaintexts/sketches/sno_jumping_frog_french_b.html. It is quite hilarious. The above link is derived from: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County - Mark Twain
... Mark Twain revised the Jumping Frog story several times after its initial publication.
Inspired by a terrible French translation, he wrote "The Jumping Frog ...
Description: Guide to texts of the story and others from Twain's first book, biography and criticism and its legacy,...
Category: Arts > Literature > ... > Works > Stories and Sketches
www.boondocksnet.com/twainwww/jumping_frog.html - Similar pages
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Alina Brockelt  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:41
German to Polish
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Herrlich, Jul 17, 2003

und spricht mir sooo... aus der Seele!

Vielen Dank!

Alina


 


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