This was an interesting report on PRI’s The World about new German words. Enjoy!
GERMAN-AMERICAN DIALECTS ONLINE!
Finding Our German Ancestors in Europe:
a Workshop for Genealogists
|Sound Salon – Alpine Dreaming
November 17, 2018 – 7:00pm
University Club, 803 State St., Madison, WI
Join us for this lively CD release party featuring the Grammy award-winning owners of Archeophone Records Meagan Hennessey and Richard Martin, accordionist Deb Krauss Smith, and folklorist and Professor Emeritus James P. Leary.
In 1920 Ferdinand Ingold, a poor but visionary Swiss settler in the small Wisconsin town of Monroe, audaciously launched a record label, Helvetia—invoking his homeland’s ancient name and celebrating its musical heritage. Praised in the immigrant press yet beset by fiscal challenges, Helvetia issued a scant 36 sides. Illuminating one of the first American record labels established by an immigrant for his own community, Alpine Dreaming both recalls a bygone era and resonates with all who seek better New World lives while remembering their homelands.
Co-sponsored by the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, Mills Music Library, and the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
More information at: https://mayrentinstitute.wisc.
“The Best of the Wurst”
Tune in and enjoy the German-American Hour. It’s Contemporary. It’s Traditional. It’s Topical. It’s Live. And It’s a Full Two Hours Every Sunday.
8:00 AM – 10 AM
Was es ist
Es ist Unsinn sagt die Vernunft Es ist was es ist sagt die Liebe Es is Unglück sagt die Berechnung Es ist nichts als Schmerz sagt die Angst Es ist aussichtslos sagt die Einsicht Es ist was es ist sagt die Liebe Es ist lächerlich sagt der Stolz Es ist leichtsinnig sagt die Vorsicht Es ist unmöglich sagt die Erfahrung Es ist was es ist sagt die Liebe
Erich Fried: Es ist was es ist. Liebesgedichte, Angstgedichte, Zorngedichte. Wagenbach, Berlin 1996
my translation into English:
What it is
It is nonsense says reason It is what it is says love It is misfortune says calculation It is nothing but pain says fear It is hopeless says insight It is what it is says love It is ridiculous says pride It is careless says caution It is impossible says experience It is what it is says love
Wednesday, October 9, 2013; 5:30–7:30 p.m.
The Rathskeller, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
The Deutscher Sprachatlas is an important German linguistics atlas in Memorial Library’s German language and literature collection. Unfortunately it has not been available to linguistic students and scholars due to its fragile condition. With funding from the Friends [of the UW-Madison Libraries], the original has been carefully restored by Memorial Library’s Preservation Department and a facsimile created for use in the stacks.
Help us celebrate the unveiling of the restored atlas and facsimile in Der Rathskeller at Memorial Union. You can view the Sprachatlas, listen to German-Wisconsin music, learn about the importance of this document, hear about its preservation, and celebrate Oktoberfest! German-style refreshments will be available. Wunderbar! For more details about the restoration, see the article on page 8 in the
Cosponsored by the
Here’s an article from Deutsche Welle about the new words that Duden has included in its German dictionary.
Taste Traditions of Wisconsin: Prost! The Story of Germans in Wisconsin
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 6:30-9:00 pm
Register by Wednesday, August 14
From beer and bratwurst to farming and educational advances, the influence of Germans in Wisconsin is everywhere. Join Cora Lee Kluge, UW Professor of German and Co-Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, as she discusses how and why Wisconsin became the most German state in the U.S., as well as the lasting impact of German traditions and customs on our lives today. Savor the flavors of Germany with a meal catered by Blue Plate Catering that highlights the best of German cuisine.
Buffet dinner menu includes:
Sauerbraten with gravy
Swabian Noodles (Spaetzle)
Rye Bread and Butter
Black Forest Cherry Cake
Drinks: Beer, Apple Juice, Coffee
Cost to attend is $25 and WHS Members receive a 10% discount.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
Hurry! These events fill fast!
To reserve your space, call 608-264-6555, or click here