aridas sofia wrote:
I've really got to get that German translation by JvP.
Just make absolutely certain that you get the 1980 "Playboy Film" edition
(which includes a foreward by von Puttkamer) and not
the 1992 Heyne edition
which was translated by Andreas Brandhorst
And then have endless headaches trying to figure out what it says.
If I may recommend this book
and a good dictionary
, you should be able to get a sufficiently strong grasp of the language within, say, three months if you devote about 30 minutes a day to the exercises. After that you can also read the unadulterated version of JvP's The 23rd Century: A Vision for Star Trek
reprinted as Chapter 30 in his Der erste Tag der neuen Welt
(Umschau Verlag, 1981).