Re: [mu OT] nomenclatura :-)

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed Apr 28 1999 - 00:09:40 CEST

On Tue, Apr 27, 1999 at 06:32:42PM +0000, Karl-Heinz Zimmer wrote:
> > This is a my old doubt: when we can say "Germany" and when we can say
> > "Deutchland"? Are this interchangeble?
> ^^^^
> If you say Deutschland, everything is fine.

Ops! I apologize. And Nietzche, or Nietsche, or Niestcze (no this
sound slave, no) or ...

> Germany is just the english word for Deutschland.
> Correct is this:
> The germanic tribes used to live at the right of the river Rhine and
> the celtic tribes lived at the left of it. So since some very nice
> and famous regions of germany are situated at the left side (remember
> the beautifull Mosel valley) it in fact is not very fair to call the
> whole country just Germany, but of course we got used to it and there
> is nobody complaining about that name. :-))

A similar thing happens in Italy! Oh, mon Dieu: in the North side,
living "polentoni" tribes; in the southern side, living "terroni" tribes.
I was born "terrone", of course, but you can call me "italiano", sure.

> Michele, be honest: did you ever hear about Konstantin Basilika ?

Karl-Heinz, I know Konstantin and some unrelated basilikas; I also know
you are, differently by me, a great traveller: everywhere, in Italy,
we can see signpost with label as "Zimmer" , surely an incomplete form
of the expression "Zimmer has been here" :)))))

> Perhaps you would like to have a look at it:
> To understand it's real size you should consider that the tiny little
> person at the very right lower corner of the building is an adult
> human being!

There is (in Italy) some infamous great ingriguer who should appair
a very tiny little person also in front of the desktop reproduction
of Konstantin basilikas.

> This house has been the throne hall of emperor Constantin the Great.
> (build at about 300 past Jesus Christ) Inside it there is only ONE
> very large room.

Oh, a terrible thing to waste!

> Or do you prefer a look at our little town gate?
> Probably you all know the Porta Nigra and i do not have to say
> something about it ?

I'm very happy (for you): you was been capable on found something
which you don't need of send me via postal card!

> So you have seen the Porta Nigra and the Konstantin Basilika, please
> imagine this: the size of the Konstantin Basilika is that great that
> you could place the Porta Nigra just inside it without any problems,
> there would be much space left at every side and on top of it!

Konstantin shouldn't be very happy about this project: it seems
an hard structural modification, I think. This is the Scrhoeder new deal?

> I hope to see you some day in Treviri and to get the chance to present
> all it's fine sides, as i hope to come to Italia soon and have a look
> at Micheangelo's Pieta in Rome again and to visit the other fine
> places in your most interesting country!

Pisa tower is only 55m and the slope also is a nigligible thing,
compared to Treviri's fine sides. Anycase, a good project.


Mi sarebbe piaciuto concludere con un'affermazione positiva, ma
non me ne vengono in mente. Vanno bene due negative?
						-- Woody Allen

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