リンカーンの”声”が聞こえるスピーチ

現在の米国を語る語彙・表現の材料としてリスニングにも。30秒ほどでスタート。C.SPANで流れたJoe Bidenのスピーチ。高校時代、ケネディーの就任演説のあと、リンカーンのゲティスバーグアドレスを覚えようとしたとき、その声の記録が存在しなかったことから、ペースが取れず、難航したことを思い出す。その特に有名な部分が同じゲティスバーグから大統領候補の声で蘇る。

https://www.c-span.org/video/?476667-1/joe-biden-appeals-unity-bipartisanship-gettysburg-address

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives, that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

2 thoughts on “リンカーンの”声”が聞こえるスピーチ

  1. To begin with I’d like to give you a thank-you message to your fun and dandy class not from Hiroshima but from your home, Toyama Ken-sensei‼️

    This is my second time to join your class and is my first trial online.

    I do believe all the listeners got satisfied so much with your special lecture.

    Keep up the good work and stay healthy as well.

    Wow, I almost forgot to say thank you for providing us with such a memorable speech sample.

    I’m well after seeing the doctor.

    • Thank you for joining the lecture today and for your nice comment. I’m glad to know that you had a good time. It was fun for me, too, and I thought to myself “Hey, it wasn’t so bad for a guy who had never done a lecture online before!” I’m also glad you are well. Stay safe.

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