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    Default Re: "Ick sprecken deutsch" or the ... interesting use of foreign languages in Grimm

    was doing some research for a story i'm writing (not Grimm-related in any way) and came across this:

    The last two say:
    Germanic name element

    Ancient Germanic
    *-ber?? = (nomen agentis of) 'to help, to rescue' [1]
    *-berg? = (nomen agentis of) 'to help, to rescue' [1]
    Old Norse
    bjarga = 'to help, save, rescue' [1] [2]
    bj?rg = 'help, deliverance' [2] [3]
    -bj?rg = (nomen agentis of) 'to help, to rescue' [1]
    borg = 'stronghold, fortification, castle' [3]
    Old High German
    burg = 'fortification, castle, protection' [4]
    burg = 'stronghold, fortification, castle' [5]
    bergan = 'to help, to rescue' [6]
    Old Saxon
    burg = 'stronghold, fortification, castle' [7]
    borg = 'stronghold, fortification, castle' [5]
    Old English
    burh = 'fortress, fortified place' [8]
    And:
    Germanic name element

    Old Norse
    harðr = 'hard, strong' [1]
    h?rðr = 'hard' [2]
    Old High German
    harti = 'hard, strong'
    hard = 'hard, strong' [3]
    I am such a nerd for this kind of thing. OMG. OMG. OMG. Dorkgasm. LOL.

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    does anyone know if Claire Coffee (the girl who plays Adalind) speaks German IRL? her Musai episode dialog was a mouthful.

    acting in a language you don't speak. <--marketable skill. BOOYAH!

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    She did remarkable good, I was surprised how good.

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    She did remarkable good, I was surprised how good.
    but you still could 'hear' that it's not her mother tongue
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    Quote Originally Posted by mi_guard View Post
    but you still could 'hear' that it's not her mother tongue
    It takes nearly an entire life to loose completely those last remnants. Claire is "only" an actress, Mary McDonald (Frau Pech) is the language trainer and did her acting job more worst.

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    Default Re: "Ick sprecken deutsch" or the ... interesting use of foreign languages in Grimm

    I dont't know if it's still interisting for you, the german town shown as Mannheim, is Hannover in Niedersachsen.

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    Default Re: "Ick sprecken deutsch" or the ... interesting use of foreign languages in Grimm

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyndara71 View Post
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's taken somewhere in Germany. My first thought was: "Frauenkirche?" (Munich) but the two buildings in front doesn't match. But definetely somewhere in southern Germany. I'm living in Northrhine-Westphalia in a pretty old town but the framework doesn't match - and that differs from region to region. But I doubt it's Heidelberg *shakes head*. It's years that I was there but again, framework doesn't match from what I have in mind.
    It's Hannover.

    http://grimm.wikia.com/wiki/Leave_It_to_Beavers

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    Default Re: "Ick sprecken deutsch" or the ... interesting use of foreign languages in Grimm

    Great topic. I wonder, why didn't they use some German speaking person ? There are quite a few around. But at the same time, those semi-German words kinda did their job in providing sort of old European atmosphere.

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