Low German help please

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Low German help please

Post by Felix C » 20 Nov 2021 20:52

Imperator is a ship. A Low German speaking stoker is reporting to a High German speaking senior officer. He is exasperated and blurts out why he did not deliver the exercise damage report note. As follows his dialogue in LG.

Bi us up’n Imperator häb we son Tüch mit Tickets bi ,Schotten dicht', nich mookt!

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Re: Low German help please

Post by Gorque » 20 Nov 2021 22:14

Here is a dictionary that might be of help.

https://www.ndr.de/kultur/norddeutsche_ ... ch101.html

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Re: Low German help please

Post by Felix C » 20 Nov 2021 22:28

Gorque wrote:
20 Nov 2021 22:14
Here is a dictionary that might be of help.

https://www.ndr.de/kultur/norddeutsche_ ... ch101.html
I tried that and two others for a few hours.

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Re: Low German help please

Post by Puck » 20 Nov 2021 22:59

On the Imperator we didn't do stuff like closing a leak :wink:

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Re: Low German help please

Post by Felix C » 20 Nov 2021 23:07

Puck wrote:
20 Nov 2021 22:59
On the Imperator we didn't do stuff like closing a leak :wink:

Regards Puck
Thanks. I am glad I asked as I had it as:
On the Imperator we had secure bulkheads and did not have ???? or leaks!
Thanks again.

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Re: Low German help please

Post by Hohlladung » 20 Nov 2021 23:28

Hi Guys,

in High German it means:

Bei uns auf der Imperator haben wir so ein Zeug mit Tickets bei "Schotten dicht" nicht gemacht..

I would roughly translate it in English:

We on the Imperator did not bother about paper forms when "Bulkhead tight" was ordered.

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"Ihr verfluchten Racker, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?" Friedrich, II. in der Schlacht von Kolin am 18.Juni 1757 zu seinen zurückgehenden Grenadieren.

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Re: Low German help please

Post by GregSingh » 21 Nov 2021 10:32

"Close/seal bulkhead !"
The more you let yourself to go, the less others will let you to go.
F.Nietzsche

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Re: Low German help please

Post by Hans1906 » 22 Nov 2021 20:28

Armin was very right with his translation,

"...there was no order to close the bulkheads tightly..."

Schott / Kugelschott https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schott


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Re: Low German help please

Post by Hans1906 » 22 Nov 2021 20:34

Plattdüütsch un Engelsch - en Vergliek (Plattdeutsch und Englisch - ein Vergleich)



:D

Our linguistic differences are marginal, nothing more.
Whoever understands and speaks Low German will never have a problem understanding in English-speaking countries, the common rest is written by our common history...

Whoever has grown up with these dialects and languages even rudimentarily, will be able to exchange himself everywhere, the rest will follow by itself...


Hans
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Re: Low German help please

Post by MatthiasP » 29 Dec 2021 20:39

Det sounds nice, awwer det here is ach good:

https://archive.org/details/bibliothekd ... 6/mode/2up

The Heliand, a Jesus story from around 830 in old high German. How many words can you find in English still today.

Matthias

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