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Title: Is this german ? Can anyone decipher
Post by: brigidmac on Saturday 05 September 20 13:10 BST (UK)
I posted photos on photo forum
From replies and calculations I think it was sent between 1925 1930

Envelope is from Liverpool area

Suspect its to a lover but my German is basic and the accents dont look like umlauts

Any ideas
Title: Re: Is this german ? Can anyone decipher
Post by: brigidmac on Saturday 05 September 20 13:18 BST (UK)
This is where writing was found

Full photo of lady/ladies


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Title: Re: Is this german ? Can anyone decipher
Post by: durhamgirl73 on Saturday 05 September 20 13:24 BST (UK)
Liebe = love
dich = you

mit liebe = with love

liebede = love
Title: Re: Is this german ? Can anyone decipher
Post by: davecapps on Saturday 05 September 20 14:14 BST (UK)
Von ganzen Herzen mit
Liebe gewidmet
von deinen dich
liebenden
Rosby

Dedicated to you with all my heart
your loving Rosby

This card was sent to her from a German speaking friend called Rosby.
It was a man because he used the masculine form when writing
masculine = von deinen dich liebenden
feminine = von deine dich liebende

He was a very lazy writer, all the n endings were written as an upwards stroke
i.e.
Vo = Von
ganze = ganzen
Herze = Herzen

Dave
Title: Re: Is this german ? Can anyone decipher
Post by: arthurk on Saturday 05 September 20 14:28 BST (UK)
I was wondering if the name might be Rosly rather than Rosby.

I also wondered if it might not be lazy writing, but written in a Swiss or Austrian dialect, where word endings sometimes disappear. Note also non-standard spellings such as Harze, Liebi, Dinen - as these are quite basic words which I would expect most people to get right, that too suggested to me the possibility of it being in dialect. The writing looks fairly fluent, so the writer was probably reasonably well educated.
Title: Re: Is this german ? Can anyone decipher
Post by: Treetotal on Saturday 05 September 20 14:52 BST (UK)
I see Rosly too.
Carol
Title: Re: Is this german ? Can anyone decipher
Post by: davecapps on Saturday 05 September 20 15:26 BST (UK)
could be Rosly
but compare the b in Liebe and Liebenden
Title: Re: Is this german ? Can anyone decipher
Post by: brigidmac on Saturday 05 September 20 16:39 BST (UK)
Thank you all for such hard work
I'm glad it was German and I was right about Lieb
Didn't know about the masculine form

Tends to suggest that photo didn't belong in that envelope
Title: Re: Is this german ? Can anyone decipher
Post by: brigidmac on Saturday 05 September 20 16:43 BST (UK)
I'm off to my sister's to look thru the other letters and things that were left

It was an English photo company so I wonder why they spoke German to each other.

It's thanks to a friend that the writing was clear I've learnt to reduce photos to post but not very good resolution as you can see from photo of lady in envelope

Title: Re: Is this german ? Can anyone decipher
Post by: brigidmac on Saturday 05 September 20 17:23 BST (UK)
Heres another clue
Joan did learn German in 1951 & earned a" sehr gut"

The photo threw me out on date line

Maybe the J.E Marsh of Holylake were doing a retro style photo cover in the 1950 s
Title: Re: Is this german ? Can anyone decipher
Post by: brigidmac on Sunday 06 September 20 15:04 BST (UK)
Am trying to remove the first attachment it shhould be with a different photo to Jeanne not joan