[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Re: Traditional Songs, diphthongs, and umlauts...

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Wed Dec 8 13:49:07 PST 2004

Thanks for the input short cuts, Donna.  They should work in personal email.

However, our mailing list system is not able to transmit unlauts or other 
diacritic characters.  That is why they come out as garbage characters in 
the messages we receive.  For mailing list purposes, we recommend the 
standard ue, ae, oe and ss equivalents provided by Guenther.

At 02:35 PM 08/12/2004, Donna Baxmeyer wrote:
>Dear Listers,
>     Thanks to Guenter in Hilden Germany for the message re: the Paradies 
> song.
>I'm not sure if this is appropriate news to pass along, but I've found a
>method to substitue umlauts much faster than having to wait for an insert on
>the task bar.
>By holding down the "Alt"key; then punching in specific numbers of the keypad
>to the right of the board, then releasing the Alt key, it will give rapid
>inserts to many signs and symbols. This system works on many font types,
>especially Arial, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Georgia, etc.  After figuring these
>out, I've written these on a small index card and is pasted to my monitor for
>rapid reference.  It saves me a great deal of time; soon anyone can memorize
>these without looking at the card.
>For instance:
>0228 = C$;  0196 = C;  0223 = C;  C6 = 0246;  C= 0214;  C( = 0232;  C< =
>0252;  C= 0220;
>C= 0200;  b  = 0134;  (German slang for "good-bye") = TschC<C
>B" = 0162;  B< = 0188;  B= = 0189;  B>= 0190;  B# = 0163
>Hope this is of some help to people?  Please correct me if I'm wrong.
>Warmest regards, hoping for same;
>Donna Baxmeyer
>torhaus at telus.net
>Guenter of Hilden Germany wrote in response:
>LMPauling schrieb:
>Paradies, Paradies,
>wie ist deine frucht so s|ss!
>Unter deinen Lebensbdumen
>wird uns sein, als ob wir trdumen:
>bring uns, Herr, ins Paradies!
>Hello Linda,
>please don't use diphthongues in messages to this listserv (substitute
>them by ae, oe, ue, ss). Unfortunately it isn't able to transmit them.
>So, transscribed it should look like
>Paradies, Paradies,
>wie ist deine Frucht so suess!
>Unter deinen Lebensbaeumen
>wird uns sein, als ob wir traeumen:
>bring uns, Herr, ins Paradies!
>It is the fifth verse of the song "Lasst mich gehn, lasst mich gehn" by
>Gustav KNAK (1806-1878), Melody (1879) by Friedrich Oskar WERMANN
>(1840-1906), which may be found under
>www.musicanet.org/robokopp/Lieder/lasstmig.html .
>of Hilden, Germany

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca  

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