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    12-18-2009, 09:39 PM
  #11
Trained
Ok, it would seem the biggest trouble I am having is with the letter(s) indicated in violet below. I have this also on Photobucket. Sometimes I think it is "ct" and other times I think it is "ch" and yet other times I am totally at a loss. Some of the words are nonsense words, which make it that much harder for me.

mystery-letter.jpg

Any guidance would be helpful. A complete translation into the roman alphabet, but still in german, of the entire page posted on photobucket would get me full-speed ahead. I'm not far off -- just a little bit!

Thanks everyone!
     
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    12-19-2009, 04:27 PM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
Here is a smallish image of part of a page.
I'll show my friend that and see if she can make any of it out
     
    12-20-2009, 07:17 AM
  #13
Weanling
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Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
Sunday coats and weekday sack coats
Bob tails, swallow tails and frock coats
Gaiters, breeches, hunting jackets
Waistcoats with commodious pockets
And other things too long to mention
Claimed Mr. Tailor Buck's attention
Or if anything wanted doing
In the way of darning, sewing
Piecing, patching, if a button
Needed to be fixed or put on
Any thing of any kind
Anywhere, before, behind
Master Buck could do the same
For it was his life's great aim.
Therefore all the population
Held him high in estimation.
Max and Moritz tried to invent
Ways to plague that worthy gent
     
    12-20-2009, 05:45 PM
  #14
Trained
OH WOW! She's GOOD! She even got it to rhyme. Holy Camoly. Can she come over and read the whole book to us?

That's just too awesome. I can't get it to rhyme in English.

So the mystery letter is a "k"? I would never have got that. I have never heard "Rock" for "coat." Some of the words are not the German I am used to, which is probably a local dialet from Kempten, Allgaeu south of Muenchen / Munich (umlauts replaced with a following e because I don't know how to do it here). So words like that I have to look up. Or maybe I'm just too seriously out of practice.

Tell her danke, danke, danke (thank yous) and give her a big hug from me!

Frohes Weinachten!
     
    12-30-2009, 01:29 PM
  #15
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
OH WOW! She's GOOD! She even got it to rhyme. Holy Camoly. Can she come over and read the whole book to us?
she might!!

Quote:
Tell her danke, danke, danke (thank yous) and give her a big hug from me!

Frohes Weinachten!
no problemo!
     

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