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The German Element in Brazil Colonies and Dialect   By: (1885-)

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THE GERMAN ELEMENT IN BRAZIL

Colonies and Dialect

by

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SCHAPPELLE, Ph.D.

Americana Germanica Number 26 Americana Germanica Press Philadelphia 1917 Copyright[TN1] 1917 by Benjamin Franklin Schappelle.

Americana Germanica Monographs Devoted to the Comparative Study of the Literary, Linguistic and Other Cultural Relations of Germany and America

Editor Marion Dexter Learned University of Pennsylvania

XXVI. THE GERMAN ELEMENT IN BRAZIL COLONIES AND DIALECT

(See List at the End of the Book)

RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO JOSEPH G. ROSENGARTEN, LL.D.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Lied der Deutschbrasilianer

Preface

CHAPTER I.

THE COLONIES. HISTORY AND LOCATION.

The First Settlers

COLONIZATION IN INDIVIDUAL STATES.

Introductory Remarks Bahia Minas Geraes Espirito Santo Rio de Janeiro São Paulo Paraná Santa Catharina Rio Grande do Sul

The Total Number of Germans in Brazil

CHAPTER II.

THE BRAZILIAN GERMAN DIALECT.

Underlying Basis of the Dialect

Brazilian German Word Forms Surnames Baptismal Names Terms of Family Relationship in Titles

EXAMPLES FROM BRAZILIAN GERMAN DOCUMENTS.

The Written Language

The Spoken Language

Introduction to Glossary

Glossary

APPENDIX.

The Brazilian German Press Almanacs Newspapers

Bibliography

LIED DER DEUTSCHBRASILIANER.

Rein wie hoch am Himmelsbogen Unsrer Heimat Sterne stehn. Mächtig, wie die Meereswogen Gegen unsre Küste gehn, Soll der Heimat Sang uns dringen Aus der treuen Brust hervor, Soll Brasiliens Preis erklingen Aus dem deutschen Männerchor.

Fülle liegt auf deinen Fluren, Gottgesegnet Vaterland; Leuchtend zeigst du noch die Spuren Von des Schöpfers Meisterhand: In des Mittags blauen Fernen Wo die goldne Sonnenpracht, Mit des Himmels schönsten Sternen Schmükt sie funkelnd deine Nacht.

Deine fruchtgetränkte Erde Gibt uns Mut zu frischem Tun, Gibt uns Müsse, um am Herde Sonder Sorge auszuruhn. Aus des Bodens Scholle ziehen Wir des Lebens bestes Mark, Aus des Bodens Kraft erblühen Die Geschlechter frei und stark.

Lasst uns schaffen mit der Stärke Dessen, der die Heimat liebt, Lasst uns beten, dass zum Werke Gott uns das Gedeihen gibt! Ewig heilig, ewig teuer Bleibest du dem deutschen Lied, Heimatland, in dem das Feuer Unsres Herdes gastlich glüht.

O. Meyer in Uhle's Kalender for 1916.

PREFACE.

The primary purpose of this work is to give an idea of the dialect which has been developed by the German speaking element in Brazil.

As comparatively little is known by the English speaking public concerning the history, location and relative importance of the German element in Brazil (judging from extant English publications referring to the subject), the main part of the work has been preceded by a chapter dealing with these particular phases. This first chapter is also intended to prepare the reader to form a reasonable estimate of the comparative importance and extent of the dialect under discussion in the main part of the work.

In connection with this study the author is particularly indebted to the well known authority on German American cultural relations and conditions, Professor Marion Dexter Learned, of the University of Pennsylvania. It was at his suggestion and under his constant help and advice that the plan was carried out.

While on a trip of investigation in Brazil the writer was furnished important information and material by Friedrich Sommer, Direktor of the "Banco Allemão Transatlantico" of São Paulo; Henrique Bamberg of São Paulo; Otto Specht, Chefe da Secção de Publicidade e Bibliotheca of the "Secretaria da Agricultura" of São Paulo; Johann Potucek, Austro Hungarian Consul in Curityba; J... Continue reading book >>




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