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PA Dutch 101

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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 didn’t 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 bisseliwwerselle 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 Deitschschwetze? • PA Dutch and Proud • I’m not Amish but I can still speak Dutch • En Friehyaahrfer die Mudderschprooch

  7. Bis die naegschde Video, Macht’s gut un schwetztDeitsch! E-Poschtschreiwe: busterpa@yahoo.com