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Grappling With the 'Complexities' of the German Language

January 02, 1988

I am surprised that a fine writer like William Tuohy would propagandize the cliche that the German language is of "nightmarish complexity" and therefore hinders efforts to promote its use.

Question: Why do millions of children in Germany, Austria and Switzerland speak it perfectly and with ease beginning at age 3?

G. BORDING MATHIEU

Laguna Beach

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