tv Arts and Culture Deutsche Welle July 3, 2019 7:45pm-8:01pm CEST
but they originally come from germany. and they meet the germans rachel stewart investigates how the german language has been invaded by some english words. since 975 unesco world heritage sites have been protecting conserving monuments natural sites and buildings that are concerted and sensual pots of mankind's legacy this with the agreement of practically every country in the world and every year a committee from unesco meets to look at more sites from around the world that are nominated for this special global protection. you could hardly pick a better backdrop for this year's unesco world heritage media the ancient walled city of baquba the azerbaijani capital already has 2 world heritage sites. palace built in the 18th century and the 12th century made tower this is stork setting is
where unesco members will decide what other landmarks deserve to be considered an official part of the world's cultural legacy. among germany's contenders of bavarian city of which argues its medieval system of water management artificial canals sluices and sawmills some nearly 500 years old deserving asco recognition. it's a 12th century mine in the or mountains straddling the german czech border is also in contention communities on both sides came together to lobby unesco on the project. from the beginning on it was a project to bring together all the municipalities on both sides of the border and to give them the chance to work for the 1st time together not against each other to work together for a better development of these areas on the basic over scotch will and natural regions and its. natural richness. natural fragility at the center of iceland's
unesco nomination the national park includes europe's largest glacier as well as 10 active volcanoes unesco nomination would also be a political statement the glacier is rapidly shrinking due to climate change. politics of a different kind could impact russia's bid for recognition of the historic center of the scott one of the oldest cities in russia the russian cultural ministry has warned us go it would not be fair or right if this cough was not included among this year's selections. joined by the author of reports rocks for a. unesco willed heritage site sounds impression presses but they really mean anything does it matter if a site gets picked well it can yeah i mean there is a legal connection to this is well if a psych is recognized as the u.s. world heritage site it gives it legal protection also under the geneva convention
so it cannot be destroyed even in the act of war so there's that but also it can also have another effect in sort of revive a site i mean there's a great example. of the ancient city in the suburbs of in italy it's where the residents live in these caves in the mountainside now. years ago was really in disrepair and the italian government actually wanted to bulldoze but the residents got together and they want me to unesco to name a world heritage site they got the designation and lo and behold money poured in tourists poured in the whole place was completely revived and this year just this year it was named the european capital city of culture ok but now the u.s. go badger vulnerable also comes with responsibilities to protect to maintain the site and i won't have happens if countries don't do this yeah ok you know he does
have a few sort of tools to to enforce the regulations around the protection of these sites they can put aside on an endangered list to warn countries that they have to protect that they can even remove a site from the list but in practice those kind of toothless i mean they don't tend to do. i mean a great example there is is venice i mean venice has been on the nasco world heritage site list since 1907 but of course venice is really threatened by these huge cruise ships these massive cruise ship see as as we see which are which which are really coming into the lagoon destroying the lagoon flooding the city with with with with tourists causing a lot of problems for locals making up some possible for locals to even live in venice the locals have a lot. to remove venice from from the world heritage site list there's been a lot of protests against that but so far has hasn't really done anything they've just talked about removing it but they haven't really done it has have to have a revote intelligence texas in the u.s.
the entire history it's only happened twice one examples here in germany happened because then the elbe. river valley that runs by dress and that was designated a world heritage site back in 2004 but dresden wanted to build a bridge over. the unesco didn't want them to build it they opposed it dresden did build the bridge you know esko then pulled the plug and they removed them from the world heritage now us earlier this year the u.s. pulled out of unesco why would anyone want to pull out of something called united nations educational scientific and cultural denies asian briefly if you will yeah well i mean united education culture science i don't know if don trump was good with any of those words but no seriously was a political decision. unesco named had drawn a palestinian cultural heritage site that offended israel who called the decision anti-semitic us agreed with us and israel pulled out and you see that way what we
call whole heritage has a lot to do with politics it always is all good all right i'm thank you very much the decisions will be made this weekend. now the puts town folk festival in america where you can experience the traditions of the pennsylvania dutch you started settling there of a 300 years ago incidentally pennsylvania dutch is an aside form of deutsch in other words german nothing to do with holland anyway many traditions originate from german immigrants who settled in pennsylvania including a kind of pats wad of german and english which you're going to hear in a minute but 1st of all these was a cold but on stalin was. the stars can be spotted from a distance on many barns nestled in the hills of pennsylvania a centuries old tradition brought to america by german immigrants as part of the local culture. tetrick dawn moir of cook style and university has documented 100 so
far and stars in the region he believes the immigrants painted them as a reflection of their everyday lives as farmers. they thought about the stars in the sky as being emblematic of a sense of cosmic order and that's something that's very important to an agricultural people so when we see stars in the artwork of the pennsylvania dutch we can see that there's there's a narrative that runs through all aspects of life. like many in this part of pennsylvania patrick don lawyer is a descendant of immigrants from the palatine region in southwestern germany at the fall festival and on lawyer shows how to paint barn stars an art form he's trying to preserve for future generations. this particular star utilizes contrast colors of yellow and black to create edges that appear to move when you paint them many of these designs alternate the color so that they appear to have
a spinning effect. the festival showcases the region's german heritage drawing 130000 visitors over the course of 90 days and the highlights are barnstormers in all different shapes and colors. german american treats and music familiar from the other side of the atlantic. even the so-called pennsylvania dutch and german dialect from the peloton region is still spoken here today by some. strata. in a mining can i can. 100 hits. of the german cultural heritage center a classroom from 870 which knowledge serves as a museum for pennsylvania dutch is still till today. idioms like.
your money for a shop in it so hot don't work too hard close to dialects of southwestern germany but petra dawn meyer says pennsylvania dutch has developed into a language of its own. me and feel my overall tone on such broke box for television. so bro is this episode all this is this all of this now as well as the. middle winds the light we are in america artificial light skinned overdrive what your so broke is or net you should diet is this all american issue. over the centuries this piece of fairy turd has become a part of what pennsylvania stands for today the marne stars are a reminder of the many drammen immigrants who made america their new home the. same with language it's time to meet the germans were. all about special quirks of
the inhabitants of this country and germans do love the english language and use english words a lot but both ways correctly and just to remind you there's a word that might upset our american viewers right now that we don't find rude rachel mentions it briefly at the beginning of this report so you'd be warned. welcome back to english words the germans used wrongly in part one we have a handy public viewing well they're often thought up there's plenty more where that came from here we go. in english a mob is a rowdy group of people to mob is to crowd into or around your. sales trough as the mob found them. then of course them all. but in german mobbing specifically means bullying usually at school or in the workplace. a german asks you to send them something by mail you're a little thrown hey sure there are still plenty of phones of analog here you set
your house for a number i hope by a stamp and pop it in the post box of course that turns out they actually meant email english mail german mail. this is a personal pet hate the shows like to. down on inferior bread making culture is unfair and they have great bread but that does not excuse this abuse of the english language the germans call this toast i call this dessert to toast means to cook or brown something by exposure to radiant heat toast is only toast if it's been toasted there's all this however an appetizer you might find it it's still bread. we need to clear this one up if someone starts talking to you in german about a shooting don't worry they're probably just talking about a photography or filming question the correct english term would be a shoot a subtle but very important difference. shooting star a meteor that produces a bright light as it passes through the earth's atmosphere magenta rather
poetically adopted this as a specific terms or someone who is shot to success but the sad thing about shooting star is that it turns out pretty quickly. thanks rachel i'm glad we've cleared those ones up especially the one about toast you'll fly more meet the germans episodes on our website at g.w. dot com slash culture and of course lots more about all things cultural runs off today's show bob i.
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