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Mycroft_
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posted 12 August 2003 07:03 AM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Subway: A Dadaist sound poem in Yiddish by Victor Packer

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Michelle
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posted 12 August 2003 07:41 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That was so awesome! Thanks, Mycroft, that made my morning. He did that so well!

Every time I take the subway now, I'll be thinking of this poem. This is going to become a favorite, I know it.


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Mycroft_
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posted 12 August 2003 08:13 AM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I got it from the Yiddish Radio Project which is quite a remarkable site
http://www.YiddishRadioProject.org
You can find out more about Victor Packer, the one man radio depatment here:
http://www.YiddishRadioProject.org/exhibits/packer/

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lagatta
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posted 12 August 2003 08:57 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thank you so much Mycroft! A friend here hosts the "Jewish Digest" show on Radio Centre-Ville, a Montréal community radio station, and he'll love to see and hear all that.

It is a pity that I can't seem to get the Real Audio working on my first-generation iMac - I'll try to listen to your Dadaist soundpoem elsewhere.

Michelle - studying Hochdeutsch I'm sure you can understand a surprising amount of Yiddish, eh?


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Michelle
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posted 12 August 2003 09:05 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, it sounds incredibly much like German. Of course, I knew that the languages were very similar, but it sure was neat to listen to that poem. Reminds me of hearing Opa when he was younger. When he got riled up and started speaking quickly in German, it was great. I'll bet Oma would get a kick out of that poem - even though she doesn't speak Yiddish, I'm sure she'd be able to pick up quite a bit of it.

I don't understand enough German to be able to understand Yiddish though. I haven't studied German seriously since last summer. I keep meaning to do it with those links you have sent me (which are all faithfully bookmarked!) but life keeps getting in the way.

I still want to learn Esperanto. Say, Mycroft, got any Dadaist Esperanto sound poetry?


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lagatta
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posted 12 August 2003 09:22 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, Yiddish is a German dialect, linguistically, with a lot of Slavic and Hebrew words. Believe it varied quite a bit across "Yiddishland", and was closer to standard German in Central Europe, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. But since there is an important literary, political and social as well as popular culture in Yiddish, it is certainly seen as a language in its own right.

There were other Judeo-German dialects, for example among the significant Jewish population in Alsace, and in parts of Germany itself, when there was a degree of community separation.

If you are interested in German-speaking Jewish culture, here is a link from NYC that can be useful as it has a lot of articles in German with an English translation: http://aufbauonline.com/


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Mycroft_
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posted 12 August 2003 10:09 AM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hm, it works on my first generation iMac.
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audra trower williams
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posted 12 August 2003 05:21 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Talking Back of Miss Valentine Jones: Poem # one read by its author, June Jordan.
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Leftfield
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posted 18 August 2003 01:55 AM      Profile for Leftfield     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Real Audio! (buffering) well I ha(buffering)
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