our language

From: Lucca Ginsburg <lucca99_at_netvision.net.il>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 19:53:52 +0200
To: czernowitz czernowitz <Czernowitz-L_at_cornell.edu>
Reply-To: lucca99_at_netvision.net.il

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<FONT size=2>To my friends from Czernowitz who still speak "Czernowitzer
<FONT size=2>Did you ever notice that our German is like no other German in
the world? It's got a special flavor, special intonations, and no matter how one
tries to disguise it...this will never work!.</FONT>
<FONT size=2>I myself worked in a German office here for 8 years, and this
greatly improved on my strange German syntax and pronounciation.. Yet, my boss
said once to me: "Your German..is 95%"</FONT>
<FONT size=2>-"And what about the remaining 5%?"</FONT>
<FONT size=2>This is...pure Czernowitzerisch!"</FONT>

<FONT size=2>My husband and I talked German to our children. They got it
right, they sounded as if they would have been born in the
<FONT size=2>At the beginning of his studies in Germany, my son complained
<FONT size=2>-It's NOT mach zu die Tuer!" It should be "mach die Tuer
<FONT size=2>What in heaven's name did you think you are teaching

<FONT size=2>After 8 years of study in Germany, I still enjoy catching a
bit of Czernowitz in his speech!</FONT>
<FONT size=2>All the best,</FONT>
<FONT size=2>Lucca</FONT>


Received on 2003-12-29 08:00:49

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