TWAIN-L Archives

Mark Twain Forum


Options: Use Classic View

Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Guy Haas <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 16 Aug 1995 15:15:45 -0700
text/plain (22 lines)
Help, please, o Twain scholars--

Somewhere in the Book-of-the-Month Twain set that has been in our
family since I was a pup (like in the 1950's), there is a brief article
about the agglutinative propensities of the awful German language.  One
example (synthetic) word he gave was some sort of


(something about a mess of mother-murdering "Mohammedan"
marble-monument makers from Mecca).

Repeatedly in the last 20 years or so, I have set out to find that
article and have repeatedly failed.  It is, of course, not in "The
Awful German Language".  It must be in a collection of brief articles
and/or speeches.

Can any of you help me track this critter down?

  Guy K. Haas
  Menlo Park, CA