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The Baddest Dog In Harl Essay

1734 words - 7 pages

Delprøve 1a

Nedenstående sætninger er fra novellen “The Baddest Dog in Harlem” af Walter Dean Myers. Beskriv, hvordan de understregede ord og udtryk afviger fra standardengelsk. Brug relevant grammatisk terminologi.

1. “What you young people talking about?” (side 16, linje 13)


Korrekt sætning: What are you young people talking about
Forklaring: Singularis form, pluralis kongruens.

2. “Ain’t none of them could beat Jack Johnson,” Mr. Lynch said, parking his old butt on the chair. (side 16, linje 19)


Korrekte sætning: ”None of them could beat Jack Johnson,”
Forklaring: None er i sig selv et benægtende ord.

3. “Ali would have eat him up,” Willie went on. (side 19, ...view middle of the document...

(side 23, linje 9)


Korrekte sætning: You could see they were breathing easily again
Forklaring: adverbiet beskriver verballeddet

10. “That’s probably the baddest dog in Harlem.” (side 23, linje 10)

Korrekte sætning: That’s probably the worst dog in Harlem
Forklaring: worst er superlativ af bad

Delprøve 1b

Skriv, hvilken ordklasse de markerede ord tilhører samt hvilke andre ord i teksten, de lægger sig til. Brug relevant grammatisk terminologi.

But background checks would not have stopped most school shootings, in which the gunmen took legally obtained weapons from parents with spotless backgrounds, says Jack Levin, a professor of sociology and criminology at Northeastern University in Boston.

Many gunmen have a clean criminal history - they are just having a really bad day, he says.

Ord | Ordklasse | Hvilket ord lægger de sig til? |
Legally | biord | took (verballeddet) |
spotless | tillægsord | Backgrounds(substantiv) |
clean | tillægsord | Criminal history(substantiv) |
just | biord | Having (beskriver tid) |
really | biord | Bad(adjektiv) |
bad | tillægsord | Day(substantiv) |

Delprøve 1c

Oversæt sætningerne til dansk og forklar, hvilke problemer oversættelsen af de understregede udtryk giver.

1. No single policy can end gun deaths and prevent massacres like that at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where last month a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children. Mr Obama admitted as much when he announced a plan to change America's gun culture on Wednesday.


Ikke en enkelt politik kan ende skuddrab og forhindre massakre som den på Sandy Hook Grundskole, hvor en bevæbnet person dræbte 26 mennesker, inklusiv 20 børn. Så meget røbede Hr. Obama da han bekendtgjorde en plan for at ændre den amerikanske våben kultur på onsdag.

Forklaring: Oversætte man det direkte, kommer der på dansk til at stå, at en enkel dvs. et nemt politk ikke kan ende våben volden.

2. "Reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge," he said. 


”At formindske våben vold er en kompliceret udfordring” udtalte han.

Forklaring: man skal være opmærksom på, hvilket ordklasse af ordet reducing, man anvender.

3. Most public health officials agree on the need for a patchwork approach to the problem - one encompassing gun regulations, mental health initiatives and a hard look at violence in popular culture.

De fleste sundhedspersoner er enige om behovet for en lappeløsning på problemet – en omfattende våben regulering, lovforslag til psykisk helbredstilstande, og et hårdt kig på vold i populære kulture.

Forklaring: det kan være svært at oversætte et engelsk udtryk, uden den bliver for dansk.

Delprøve 1d

Indsæt anvendelige ord fra boksen i nedenstående brev.

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