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Polish & Prussian/German town name cross-reference.


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15 Nov 2016  #31

I live in Zielona Góra. Formerly Grunberg.

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15 Nov 2016  #32

On some older or pre-War German maps, most Polish cities and towns were "Germanized", Bytom/Beuthen, £ód¿/Litzmannstadt, etc...
Even nowadays, in German atlases, the Polish is always side-by-side with the German, like Gdañsk (Danzig), and so forth.
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15 Nov 2016  #33

some older or pre-War German maps, most Polish cities and towns were "Germanized", Bytom/Beuthen, £ód¿/Litzmannstadt, etc...

Like Londyn/London or Munich/Monachium or Nowy Jork/New York?
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15 Nov 2016  #34

On the immigration transcript it has something that looks like Berluialius, Prussia

Can you post an image? "Berluialius" sounds wrong; definitely not a Prussian/German place name.
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15 Nov 2016  #35

Not analogous, NotTo Foreigners, since Poland as well as England/America never conquered other countries and imposed their language by force of rule, unless of course, you mean the spread of World English through sheerly a marketing and public relations takeover by the international media aka the Internet.

However this is social and political rather than military:-)
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15 Nov 2016  #36

Let me amend. Colonies of Great Britain did indeed, only Poland and Germany DO share common borders.
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15 Nov 2016  #37

On some older or pre-War German maps, most Polish cities and towns were "Germanized", Bytom/Beuthen, £ód¿/Litzmannstadt, etc...

Beuthen is a naturally germanized Slavic name, but you cant tell the same about £ód¼/Litzmannstadt. The latter was simply baptized anew.
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15 Nov 2016  #38

Nice way of putting things, Ziemowit!
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16 Nov 2016  #39

America never conquered other countries and imposed their language by force of rule

Unless of course you were a native American to which all of the above does apply.
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16 Nov 2016  #40

To be sure, the imposition of English throughout the entire civilized (and uncivilizedLOL) world owes much of its dubious success to the advent of American digitalization, aided and abetted by Hollywood along with Madison Avenue:-)
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16 Nov 2016  #41

aided and abetted by Hollywood along with Madison Avenue:-)

I can understand "Hollywood", but I cannot work out the meaning of 'Madison Avenue' in your culture context.
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16 Nov 2016  #42

A lot of advertising agencies are located in the Madison Avenue area and advertising copywriters are always coming up with cheesy slogans and catch phrases which have exercised some influence on the vernacular of the English language. That's my guess anyway!
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16 Nov 2016  #43

'Madison Avenue' in your culture context.

Advertising and the advertising industry (once headquartered on Madison Avenue in NYC)
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16 Nov 2016  #44

Atch is correct:-)
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7 Dec 2016  #45

I also am trying to track down a Prussian city. It is the place of birth of my great grandmothers mother.Would have been born in around 1827. It is very difficult to read but it appears to be: "Bommeon" but could be a range of other names. Only the double "mm" seems to be clear. Cant find anything even similar on the web on sites i have been looking at.




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