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Hitler’s normal voice
« on: August 19, 2019, 10:07:40 PM »
For your amusement, here’s a recording of that monster’s normal voice, recorded at a meeting with Mannerheim in Finland in 1942:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_and_Mannerheim_recording

I discovered it rereading Ian Kershaw’s Hitler biography.
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Re: Hitler’s normal voice
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 05:22:58 PM »
For your amusement, here’s a recording of that monster’s normal voice, recorded at a meeting with Mannerheim in Finland in 1942:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_and_Mannerheim_recording

I discovered it rereading Ian Kershaw’s Hitler biography.

How is this amusing?
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Re: Hitler’s normal voice
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 06:59:48 PM »
For your amusement, here’s a recording of that monster’s normal voice, recorded at a meeting with Mannerheim in Finland in 1942:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_and_Mannerheim_recording

I discovered it rereading Ian Kershaw’s Hitler biography.

How is this amusing?

It’s a change from Hitler’s usual ranting.  Bruno Ganz used it rehearsing for ‘der Untergang.’  ‘Amusement’ in the sense of ‘trivia to add to a collection.’  It’s unique, in that it’s the only recording of Hitler’s normal voice.
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Re: Hitler’s normal voice
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 07:04:56 PM »
For your amusement, here’s a recording of that monster’s normal voice, recorded at a meeting with Mannerheim in Finland in 1942:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_and_Mannerheim_recording

I discovered it rereading Ian Kershaw’s Hitler biography.

How is this amusing?

It’s a change from Hitler’s usual ranting.  Bruno Ganz used it rehearsing for ‘der Untergang.’  ‘Amusement’ in the sense of ‘trivia to add to a collection.’  It’s unique, in that it’s the only recording of Hitler’s normal voice.

I read that as well, I just don't see how it's in any way funny. Interesting maybe, but not funny.
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Re: Hitler’s normal voice
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 07:03:38 PM »
For your amusement, here’s a recording of that monster’s normal voice, recorded at a meeting with Mannerheim in Finland in 1942:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_and_Mannerheim_recording

I discovered it rereading Ian Kershaw’s Hitler biography.

How is this amusing?

It’s a change from Hitler’s usual ranting.  Bruno Ganz used it rehearsing for ‘der Untergang.’  ‘Amusement’ in the sense of ‘trivia to add to a collection.’  It’s unique, in that it’s the only recording of Hitler’s normal voice.

I read that as well, I just don't see how it's in any way funny. Interesting maybe, but not funny.
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Re: Hitler’s normal voice
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2019, 07:08:13 PM »
For your amusement, here’s a recording of that monster’s normal voice, recorded at a meeting with Mannerheim in Finland in 1942:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_and_Mannerheim_recording

I discovered it rereading Ian Kershaw’s Hitler biography.

How is this amusing?

It’s a change from Hitler’s usual ranting.  Bruno Ganz used it rehearsing for ‘der Untergang.’  ‘Amusement’ in the sense of ‘trivia to add to a collection.’  It’s unique, in that it’s the only recording of Hitler’s normal voice.

I read that as well, I just don't see how it's in any way funny. Interesting maybe, but not funny.
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Re: Hitler’s normal voice
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2019, 07:10:56 PM »
My apologies for the multiple posts, I kept getting 504 errors.
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Re: Hitler’s normal voice
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2019, 07:16:39 PM »
I thought you were just using the rule of threes to make it funny.

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2019, 07:21:02 PM »
I thought you were just using the rule of threes to make it funny.

Now that's funny
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Re: Hitler’s normal voice
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2019, 11:50:57 AM »
How is this amusing?

Most of his speeches, especially early on, were all unamplified. Maybe by habit or venue, the most popular recordings of him had still him speaking in such a voice, even by the time he was "popular" enough to have a microphone. It sounds funny to modern ears, it adds to the cartoon villain quality jumping out of the history pages, but that is how one had to speak to carry their voice. Actual conversational voice was rather different.

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Re: Hitler’s normal voice
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2019, 06:00:52 PM »
For your amusement, here’s a recording of that monster’s normal voice, recorded at a meeting with Mannerheim in Finland in 1942:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_and_Mannerheim_recording

I discovered it rereading Ian Kershaw’s Hitler biography.

How is this amusing?

It’s a change from Hitler’s usual ranting.  Bruno Ganz used it rehearsing for ‘der Untergang.’  ‘Amusement’ in the sense of ‘trivia to add to a collection.’  It’s unique, in that it’s the only recording of Hitler’s normal voice.

I read that as well, I just don't see how it's in any way funny. Interesting maybe, but not funny.

‘Amusement’ doesn’t just include ‘being funny’ in its definition:

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/amusement

It also includes ‘entertainment.’ 
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Re: Hitler’s normal voice
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2019, 09:55:03 PM »
For your amusement, here’s a recording of that monster’s normal voice, recorded at a meeting with Mannerheim in Finland in 1942:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_and_Mannerheim_recording

I discovered it rereading Ian Kershaw’s Hitler biography.

How is this amusing?

It’s a change from Hitler’s usual ranting.  Bruno Ganz used it rehearsing for ‘der Untergang.’  ‘Amusement’ in the sense of ‘trivia to add to a collection.’  It’s unique, in that it’s the only recording of Hitler’s normal voice.

I read that as well, I just don't see how it's in any way funny. Interesting maybe, but not funny.

‘Amusement’ doesn’t just include ‘being funny’ in its definition:

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/amusement

It also includes ‘entertainment.’

I'm aware of the definition, but in my mind I cannot separate the "or made to laugh" part. Regardless, listening to anything Hitler said for "entertainment" does not sound, uh... good.
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Re: Hitler’s normal voice
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2019, 10:07:59 PM »
For your amusement, here’s a recording of that monster’s normal voice, recorded at a meeting with Mannerheim in Finland in 1942:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_and_Mannerheim_recording

I discovered it rereading Ian Kershaw’s Hitler biography.

How is this amusing?

It’s a change from Hitler’s usual ranting.  Bruno Ganz used it rehearsing for ‘der Untergang.’  ‘Amusement’ in the sense of ‘trivia to add to a collection.’  It’s unique, in that it’s the only recording of Hitler’s normal voice.

I read that as well, I just don't see how it's in any way funny. Interesting maybe, but not funny.

‘Amusement’ doesn’t just include ‘being funny’ in its definition:

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/amusement

It also includes ‘entertainment.’

I'm aware of the definition, but in my mind I cannot separate the "or made to laugh" part. Regardless, listening to anything Hitler said for "entertainment" does not sound, uh... good.

You’ve got a pretty one track mind.  Entertainment has other meanings too:

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/entertain

How is your knowledge of spoken German?  Did you get anything out of it besides tone and cadence? 

Hitler was an appalling monster, and many of his utterances, including his reported ones in private amongst his acolytes, were disgusting.  I find Hitler’s utterances just as ‘entertaining’ as Trump’s.  At least Hitler has the advantage that he’s dead.
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Re: Hitler’s normal voice
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2019, 12:05:09 PM »

You’ve got a pretty one track mind.  Entertainment has other meanings too:

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/entertain

How is your knowledge of spoken German?  Did you get anything out of it besides tone and cadence? 

Hitler was an appalling monster, and many of his utterances, including his reported ones in private amongst his acolytes, were disgusting.  I find Hitler’s utterances just as ‘entertaining’ as Trump’s.  At least Hitler has the advantage that he’s dead.

If it's so disgusting, why do you bother?
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Re: Hitler’s normal voice
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2019, 01:55:00 PM »
I always found Monty Python's Hitler sketches funny.
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