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abababal jolifanto, ababedem bambla


ex Bauers Code : Der neu deutsche Telegramm-Schlüssel. Ludovic N. Bauer, Bankdirektor (compiler). Verlag von Carl Ernst Poschel, Separat-Konto, Leipzig, 1913

A corner of my photocopy of LC (?) copy, some years back. This and other individual pages can be viewed via HathiTrust, here.

Imagine a couple going into a bookstore in Leipzig, 1913. The husband goes into the commercial/business books section, where he reads abababal, ababedem, ababifin, ababogop... and buys (or doesn't) the book. His wife goes into the poetry section where, perhaps, she encounters work by August Stramm (1874-1915 *) or — fastforward through the war, to 1916 — Hugo Ball (1886-1927 *) his Karawane ( * , *) e.g., —

jolifanto bambla o falli bambla
großiga m'pfa habla horem
egiga goramen
higo bloiko russula huju
hollaka hollala
anlogo bung...

in the air, so to speak.
a chapter in my continuing labors.

5 September 2013

tags: dada; in the air; telegraphic codes; Hugo Ball; August Stramm; Ludovic. N. Bauer, Der neu deutsche Telegramm-Schlüssel (1913)