Presentation on theme: "PA Dutch 101 Video 1: Introduction and Overview En Bekanntmaching un en Iwwerguck."— Presentation transcript:
PA Dutch 101 Video 1: Introduction and Overview En Bekanntmaching un en Iwwerguck
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!
En Bekanntmaching! Who am I? – Wer bin ich? Why am I doing this? – Fer was duh ich sell?
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.
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
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