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Du bist wie eine blume.....

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Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
Camosun College
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy Gish [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 2:32 PM
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Subject: Re: Hofgarten and the hyacint garden


German can be extremely beautiful.  We all hear harsh WWII sounds in
films, but read or listen to Rilke.  German has sounds like the ch in Licht
and ich that are much softer than English, and the German L is further
back in the throat and sounds far more beautiful.
Nancy




Date sent:              Mon, 10 Feb 2003 16:14:48 -0600
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From:                   Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:                Re: Hofgarten and the hyacint garden
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> Sara Trevisan wrote:
>
>  I, too,  consider German  as unpleasant sounding.

German sounds pretty good in The Magic Flute.

Carrol