The most common language I run into in Ohio cemeteries after English is German. I took a little German college – two semesters as an undergraduate and then, as a graduate student, 1 semester of basic German structure so that I could translate academic articles with a German-English dictionary if I wanted to continue to a doctorate. It doesn’t help me puzzle out the elaborate poems that sometimes appear on tombstones, but I can handle the more basic things. “Hier ruht” translates to “here rests.”
Archive for December 8th, 2012
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