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Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 16:56
by vijayjohn
That link doesn't work for me...
kevin wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:Me, too (I kind of tried to go through it, actually). The map of the German-speaking world in it is so old it includes Königsberg (Kaliningrad) as a "recently lost territory."

It can't have been a very authentic textbook. A real German map would never have recognised that as lost territory, but said something like "zur Zeit unter polnischer/sowjetischer Verwaltung" while showing the German borders of 1937 (which I think was the correct description de jure, even though reality looked different). Not sure when they stopped doing that, but I would guess that maybe it was only with the 2+4 treaty in 1990.

The textbook wasn't actually from Germany; it was from the US (New York, I think). :) It's relatively rare that foreign language classes here use textbooks from the country where the language is spoken, I think, although the first two textbooks we used in my Chinese classes were part of a government-approved series from the PRC.

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 17:06
by księżycowy
https://www.amazon.com/German-Conversat ... B0006BNJNI

vijayjohn wrote:although the first two textbooks we used in my Chinese classes were part of a government-approved series from the PRC.

No wonder you like errrrrrrrrrhua. You've been rehabilitated by the state!

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 17:09
by kevin
I wasn't really thinking of a textbook from Germany, just expecting that it would show a map as used in Germany. But reading your message again, it actually sounds more likely that this was in some kind of a general introduction or an appendix rather than the actual lessons? Then it makes sense that the map would be in English and labelled according to the US standards.

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 17:15
by vijayjohn
No, it was in German, but in the two pages just after/before each cover. It was in the postwar period, though, so maybe they deliberately deviated from German practice because they still thought of Germany as an enemy or something? I dunno. :-/
księżycowy wrote:https://www.amazon.com/German-Conversational-Review-Grammar-Glaettli/dp/B0006BNJNI

*tries to find dad's textbook by entering "Lernen Sie Deutsch" without quotes*
Amazon: Did you mean: linen size deutsch
*tries putting quotes around it*
Amazon: Did you mean: "lernen size deutsch"

This was my dad's textbook.
vijayjohn wrote:although the first two textbooks we used in my Chinese classes were part of a government-approved series from the PRC.

No wonder you like errrrrrrrrrhua. You've been rehabilitated by the state!

Kind of, except that the rehabilitation took place earlier than that because I used other PRC government-approved resources (videos with a transcript) before taking classes, too. ;) My resources for Chinese are pretty PRC-specific anyway, though.

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 17:24
by księżycowy

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 17:37
by vijayjohn
Oh...oh!!! I have seen the light! The People's Republic is not a republic at all, nor is it in any way for the people! It jails too many people and executes too many people and Xinjiang and Xizang and...pollution and...fake communism/capitalism and...oh and Falun Gong and internet censorship and the Cultural Revolution and erhua is so ugly and :bittercry:

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 17:39
by księżycowy
I'm glad I could re-rehabilitate you.

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 17:42
by vijayjohn
I said all that and never mentioned Taiwan lol.

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 17:44
by księżycowy
I know.

I feel like restarting Japanese, or learning TAIWANESE Mandarin now. Fuck me.

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 17:48
by vijayjohn
So how are Polish and German going? :whistle:

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 18:00
by księżycowy
Do what now?

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 18:09
by vijayjohn
Sorry. I didn't see you'd posted in both threads.

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 18:30
by księżycowy
I can hear them calling me......

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 19:22
by vijayjohn
And you're just sitting around in here? :pff:

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 19:30
by księżycowy
我會馬上學習日語和中文! :D

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 20:37
by vijayjohn
Wait:
księżycowy wrote:I can hear them calling me......

Who's "them"?

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 20:58
by księżycowy
Chinese and Japanese, naturally.

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 22:24
by vijayjohn
You're hallucinating! :o Well, unless you still continue focusing on Polish and German, of course.

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 22:44
by księżycowy
Wait, so I haven't been working on Japanese and Chinese this whole time?! :para:

Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Posted: 2019-02-04, 23:10
by vijayjohn
Nurse! Nurse!! Księżycowy's having hallucinations about Eastern Asia instead of Eastern Europe! I think he must be in critical condition.