Still speaking German

May 8, 2010 Full story: The New Braunfels Herald 20

Why continue to speak a different language in a land where English dominates? For many who grew up speaking German in Texas, they did so for their grandparents.

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Harry

Austria

#1 May 8, 2010
maybe the anglosaxons learn their origine history
- that the english = angeln and saxons have their heritage and language from northern germany?
1000 AC. the second germanische Lautverschiebung
brothar = brother = bruder
mothar = mother = mutter
.....
Harry

Austria

#2 May 8, 2010
ab 5:45 teutscher Uhrzeit wirrrd auf der ganzen Weltttt nur mehr teutsch gesprochen.

dei concedente - so die Götter wollen
wenn nicht - nicht - logisch
Jack

Boerne, TX

#3 May 17, 2010
No ca- prend-A speak English dude your in AMERICA !
ArizonaFightingF orUS

United States

#4 May 17, 2010
Harry wrote:
maybe the anglosaxons learn their origine history
- that the english = angeln and saxons have their heritage and language from northern germany?
1000 AC. the second germanische Lautverschiebung
brothar = brother = bruder
mothar = mother = mutter
.....
Of course, you're right but that won't stop them.
Alejandro

Seguin, TX

#6 May 24, 2010
"...speak English dude your in AMERICA !"

Jack,
Why don't you work on mastering the ONE language you plan to use?

You're in America, which, by the way, is two continents.

Since: Jan 08

New York, NY

#7 May 24, 2010
Jack wrote:
No ca- prend-A speak English dude your in AMERICA !
Americans of German ancestry speak fluent English,they are Americans as much as any of you.You should worry about Latinos and other immigrants who don't learn as fast as earlier immigrants did.
boogleveh

Austin, TX

#8 Dec 22, 2010
Another possibility,in the future,you might be a citizen of The United States of ChiPan. Might want to learn Chinese and Japanese.
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CRs

San Antonio, TX

#9 Jan 17, 2011
Bush1 is a moron!OOOO you learn languages fast! Shut the hell up!

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#10 Jan 17, 2011
Mark Twain a Gun trotter had written about the intricacies of German language. He had studied in Heidelburg
verdajudy

Mclean, VA

#11 Jan 20, 2011
Who said the real Americans were English and for that matter their language was English....it was not English...and they were Red Indians...who are not invited in the American public life!!

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#12 Jan 20, 2011
The united Germany has a tabloid to teach German language- cheap and below the civilized German thought.
The Tabloid has a name BILD
apionson

Quezon City, Philippines

#13 Jan 20, 2011
nein. nein .nein.. yeah man..you people speakin englyshe now// wait for the 4th reich then you can sprachten deutzchen all ypu like...mind you .. the never called themselves german.. they are deutzch//whateveer...tedesche. . tedesco watever//

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#14 Jan 20, 2011
Germany seeks all who speak better German than the native one.
I speak and live in Germany till my death
rheingold ranger

Barnesville, OH

#15 Feb 13, 2011
so let's change the name to Mescanburg! or Chittlin' City......

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#16 Feb 14, 2011
I presume that the guy whose name is JESUS speak all the languages except HEBREW.
I am sorry than unschooled kid in Annasalai in Chennai speaks more languages than me to sell some filthy purse made out of snake skin for a puny 2 euro tohelp his family.

Most of the Germans who live in USA speak better English
Bubba

Desoto, TX

#18 Oct 4, 2011
ja - ich sprecha sehr gut deutsch

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#19 Oct 7, 2011
It is not the language that elevate our culture .
Of course I am wrong

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#20 Oct 7, 2011
Es fliehen nicht alle,
die dir den Rücken kehren
A Non Local

Corpus Christi, TX

#21 Oct 9, 2011
Although not German, but having lived in several South West Texan German Towns, it is nice to hear the traditional local language of the town. Sadly, hearing German being spoken is a treat not often heard any more. It is part of their culture and history of the town,often intertwining customs from the past with the distinct identy of the town today. The custom of speaking German should be encouraged. Hearing the differing languages of the US towns, seperates, and adds flavor, to all of the differing towns and provides a history that contributes to the identity, richness, and culture of the US as a whole.
I hope they continue the tradition on, as many still enjoy hearing it spoken, like I do, even though we do not understand it.
A Non Local

Corpus Christi, TX

#22 Oct 9, 2011
Add on: It is a part of their heritage and so should be preserved. Once lost, it may not be easy to recover.

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