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Twain on German grammar - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
October 10th, 2003
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Twain on German grammar
"I heard a Californian student in Heidelberg say, in one of his calmest moods, that he would rather decline two drinks than one German adjective."
--Mark Twain, The Awful German Language

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Current Music: Ehud Banai -- Avoda Shxora

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From:itzfurrball
Date:October 10th, 2003 10:32 am (UTC)
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I had a german learning CD that had a beautiful, nature-describing song by Goete (I think). the way that it was narrated sounded like something from WWII documentaries.
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From:heine
Date:October 12th, 2003 04:49 pm (UTC)

Poetic WWII documentaries

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Hey, where can I find those poetic WWII documentaries? Or did you accidentally get a 60 year-old language course that made it onto a CD? Don't buy language courses on sale!

I wonder what problems you have with German: You don't have to care too much about the rules - we have more exceptions than rules... Or adopt the approach of my 6 year-old niece who told me 3 days ago when I showed her a mistake in her homework: "Uncle Peter, we don't obey that rule all the time, we use different rules alternatingly..."

;-)
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From:wildernesscat
Date:October 10th, 2003 10:14 pm (UTC)

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;-)
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From:batilda
Date:October 11th, 2003 09:00 am (UTC)

excellent!!

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LOL! i do so agree with him.
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