Wed, 16 Aug 1995 15:15:45 -0700
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
Can any of you help me track this critter down?
Guy K. Haas
Menlo Park, CA