Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Private report...


I was surprised by this poster... Why it is in English? My friend said: "English is a new Latin, international language, every one young person learn English, tourists speak English..." But there are not only young persons... And the poster is not whole in English -- date and place of the concert are in Polish, so it is not for tourists...

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I have some problems with new photos on ChorzówDailyPhoto... I hadn't any time to take new photos, because of two concerts in Wrocław -- two Handels oratorios: "Israel in Egypt" (The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists conducted by John Eliot Gardiner) and "Theodora" (Gabrieli Consort & Players conducted by Paul McCreesh). Photos from Wrocław below:
And a view from The Witches Bridge (or The Penintets Bridge -- the bridge between two medieval towers of Mary Magdalen Church) into St John Cathedral:
Below: Mary Magdalene Church in the night:
And when I returned from Wrocław, I fall sick... And I haven't time for taking photos of Chorzów...

PS.
One more photo from Wrocław -- for Fio -- sport fans supports polish volleyball players on market place:

4 comments:

  1. Jejku.. teraz rozumiem o co chodziło z tymi kibicami :-)
    A Chopin po angielsku dość zagadkowy. Mam nadzieję, że to nie jakaś sensacyjna rewizja życiorysu ;-)

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  2. I don't like it when a mix of English and Spanish are used in advertising. If the advertisement is intended to foreigners, it should be in both the local language and English. If not, the local language should be used only because people get used to mixing both languages, and turn out to use loan words when there are words in the local language for it.

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  3. Please do not overestimate the position of English.

    I live in London and if anyone says to me “everyone speaks English” my answer is “Listen and look around you”. If people in London do not speak English then the whole question of a global language is completely open.

    The promulgation of English as the world’s “lingua franca” is impractical and linguistically undemocratic. I say this as a native English speaker!

    Impractical because communication should be for all and not only for an educational or political elite. That is how English is used internationally at the moment.

    Undemocratic because minority languages are under attack worldwide due to the encroachment of majority ethnic languages. Even Mandarin Chinese is attempting to dominate as well. The long-term solution must be found and a non-national language, which places all ethnic languages on an equal footing is essential. As a native English speaker, my vote is for Esperanto :)

    Your readers may be interested in seeing http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_YHALnLV9XU Professor Piron was a former translator with the United Nations

    A glimpse of the global language,Esperanto, can be seen at http://www.lernu.net

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  4. Love the pictures in this post. Sorry that you fell ill...be well soon.

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