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1 PA Dutch 101 Video 1: Introduction and Overview En Bekanntmaching un en Iwwerguck

2 Pennsylvania Dutch Why learn Pennsylvania Dutch? Did your grandparents speak it, but only when they didnt want you to know what was going on? Do you live in south-east PA or in an area of the world that has a significant Amish/Mennonite population? Well, these videos are here to help!

3 En Bekanntmaching! Who am I? – Wer bin ich? Why am I doing this? – Fer was duh ich sell?

4 What is PA Dutch? PD is a language that resulted from the leveling of several southwestern German dialects spoken in colonial America. Spoken by Sectarians (Amish and Mennonites) and Non-Sectarians. How different is it from German? PA Dutch vs. PA German? Differences among the language. Spelling and Writing.

5 Glee bissel iwwer selle Videos! Basic overview of grammar and how the language works. Practice and patience! Building vocabulary on your own! – Get a DICTIONARY! – Revised Pennsylvania German Dictionary. C. Richard Beam – Pennsylvania German Dictionary. Eugene Stine

6 Internet links: hiwwewiedriwwe.wordpress.com deitscheblog.wordpress.com Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center FACEBOOK: – Kannscht du Deitsch schwetze? – PA Dutch and Proud – Im not Amish but I can still speak Dutch – En Friehyaahr fer die Mudderschprooch

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8 Bis die naegschde Video, Machts gut un schwetzt Deitsch! E-Poscht schreiwe:


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