Tag Archives: German


The news reporter stopped me on a busy Berlin street and asked if I had seen her missing O-umlaut. I told her that my Umlaut detector was malfunctioning. Perhaps she should ask the police investigator across the street. I pointed … Continue reading

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Mother Language

I had a dream this morning about my paternal great aunts and uncles. (In real life, they have all passed away.) In the dream, I was trying to interview them. The family was seated in great aunt Emma’s living room. … Continue reading

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& So Forth

One of my Internet pals, Dmitri, has taken it upon himself to help me learn to write and speak Russian via emails.  His help came about a year ago, after I expressed to him that one of my long-term goals … Continue reading

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