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  Dutch language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dutch is generally not on the curriculum of German schools, except in some border cities, such as Aachen and Oldenburg.
Dutch is an official language of the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Aruba, and the Netherlands Antilles.
Standaardnederlands or Algemeen Nederlands ('Common Dutch', abbreviated to AN) is the standard language as taught in schools and used by authorities in the Netherlands, Flanders, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dutch_language   (4360 words)

 dutch language pennsylvania
Pennsylvania German (so-called "Pennsylvania Dutch") is a true dialect of the German language.
Pennsylvania Dutch refers to language and as well as to the people who settled in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Dutch History The history of the Pennsylvania Germans starts around the year 1689 when a steady immigration of German and Swiss immigrants began arriving in Pennsylvania.
www.pennsylvania-bookmarks.com /dutch_language_pennsylvania.html   (424 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Pennsylvania Dutch Country is located mainly to the east of the town of Lancaster in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Dutch Country is the area occupied by the Amish and Mennonite people, who maintain their own traditional religious and social ways, including a complete lack of use of modern technology.
Language: you mentioned that in "Dutch country" it is true that Deutsch means German, and Amish speak High German at their religious ceremonies.
freespace.virgin.net /john.cletheroe/usa_can/pa/dutch.htm   (748 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch Culture
Pennsylvania Dutch, says Dr. Hoffman, is characterized by an abundance of nasalized terminal vowel sounds, with a peculiar drawl and prolonged intonation.
The Dutch, even before they came to America, had seen plenty of soldiering, and it is therefore not surprising that they ranked high in Revolutionary soldiering-nor that in the great World War America picked as the head of her entire army, the largest in American history, General John J. Pershing, a Dutchman.
The Pennsylvania Germans are credited with the introduction of the willow tree, many varieties of fruit, especially apples, the prevention of soil erosion, the balanced rotation of crops, the building of "bank" barns, the Conestoga wagon, Prairie schooner of pioneer days, several types of fences, and numerous other elements found in modern agriculture.
www.horseshoe.cc /pennadutch/culture   (19961 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Pennsylvania Dutch (more correctly Pennsylvania Deutsch or Pennsylvania German, speakers of the Pennsylvania German language) are a people of various religious affiliations, living mostly in central Pennsylvania, with cultural traditions dating back to the German immigrations to America in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Pennsylvania Germans spoke a language known as Pennsylvania German, and some continue to speak it to this day.
The word "Dutch" here is left over from an archaic sense of the English word, which once referred to Germany as well as to the Low Countries (now: The Netherlands and a large part of Belgium).
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/P/Pennsylvania-Dutch.htm   (253 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch or Pennsylvania German?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Pennsylvania Dutch (or Germans) emigrated from Europe to America in the 1700's.
They settled, as one Colonial Pennsylvania official put it, "in the back parts of this province." The first Pennsylvania Dutch were true pioneers, who settled on what was then the frontier and today is the Pennsylvania Dutch country of southeastern Pennsylvania.
I first encountered this theory is a book by A S Fogleman, who said that Dutch is "not a corruption at all," but rather a "legitimate, well-known term used by the English in the early modern period to describe the people who lived along the Rhine.
home.att.net /~long.hair/whydutch.html   (374 words)

 dutchlanguage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Dialects and languages in the Netherlands and Belgium
The most important event in the history of the language during this period was the publication from 1619 to 1637 of the Statenbijbel, the authorized version of the Scriptures, which did much to spread this form of Dutch in the Low Countries.
The language is officially called Dutch by the governments of Belgium and the Netherlands, but the people living in the historic Flanders region still often use the term Flemish because of its historical and sociocultural connotations.
www.rabbel.info /dutchlanguage.html   (2845 words)

 Rural Traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch Still Strong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Their language, Pennsylvania Dutch (Pennsilfaani-Deitsch) is still spoken by up to a quarter million people, mainly in and around Lancaster County.
While the folk magic of the Pennsylvania Dutch is today seen mainly as a set of cultural folk customs, scholars have been able to trace much of the content to pre-Christian times.
Pennsylvania folk magic is a syncretic Christo-pagan belief system expressed through the beautiful hex-signs seen on barns and in homes, and as a series of folksy aphorisms, folk tales and superstitions passed down orally from generation to generation.
www.nationalvanguard.org /story.php?id=5811   (594 words)

 Pennsylvania German, so-called "Pennsylvania Dutch"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It is not a broken or corrupted form of German; nor is it a creole (a composite language), or a pigin (a language for convenience of trade).
The Pennsylvania Germans are so named because most of them came from German-speaking regions, and most settled in Pennsylvania (although their area of settlement spilled over slightly into adjacent states).
Pennsylvania Germans originated mainly from the Rheinland provinces, particularly the Palatinate (Pfalz).
alpha.fdu.edu /~boyer/PaDeitsch.html   (240 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch Furniture
The Germans, or Dutch, who settled in Pennsylvania tended to maintain their own culture and language for an unusually long period and this included the German style of home decor and furnishings particularly that of the Rhine Valley in Germany.
The furniture handmade in Pennsylvania followed prevailing German furniture traditions and heritage in the home country but developed its own traits and peculiarities.
Pennsylvania German furniture makers made a trademark out of their handpainted hope or dowry chests.
www.furniturestyles.net /american/antique/pennsylvania-german.html   (561 words)

 skew * four * Pennsylvania Dutch (Deitsch)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Most of the Pennsylvania German my grandmother knows, she learned from her grandmother, who lived with the family off and on for the last four years of her life.
"It was just the language that they knew." Only recently has it occurred to her, and to others of her generation, to want to preserve the Pennsylvania German culture through its language.
His wife never heard the language when she was a child, and his sons grew up speaking English.
skew.ot.com /four/deitsch.html   (1772 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Pennsylvania Dutch (Pennsylvania German) is the blending of several German dialects.
It is spoken in the Eastern United States and by a few thousand in Canada.
There are perhaps 100,000 first language speakers, but mostly of middle or old age.
www.flw.com /languages/penngerman.htm   (40 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch Are Of German Heritage, Not Dutch
Large scale immigration to Pennsylvania and the other rebelling colonies was for the most part stopped by the British just prior to the start of the Revolutionary War and was much restricted after that war ended by continuing British interference in the new country's trade and affairs until after the War of 1812.
Dutch ministers, who were also fluent in German, preached to the early PA German settlers in order to insure the Reformed faith was nurtured and grew in the early settlements until such time as the German Reformed Church was solidly established.
The various Pennsylvania German heritage societies continue to try and counter and correct the commercialization of the corruption of the true heritage of these people, but it is almost like trying to fight the wind.
www.kerchner.com /padutch.htm   (1155 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch
For the most part they maintained their own language and customs; the family became the principal economic and social unit, and the church was next in importance.
The aim of the various religious sects was to establish a Christian, democratic society; for many years they opposed public schooling, preferring to retain their own standards and manners, and they strongly resisted signs of progress and worldly living.
The Pennsylvania Dutch, or Pennsylvania German, language is a blend of several dialects, essentially Palatinate, with some admixture of standard German and English.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0838180.html   (638 words)

 The Amish and the Plain People of Lancaster County, PA
The Pennsylvania Dutch are natives of Central Pennsylvania, particularly Lancaster and its surrounding counties.
Instead, their common bond is a mainly German background (Pennsylvania Dutch is actually Pennsylvania Deutsch, or German).
They speak a dialect of German called Pennsylvania Dutch at home; they use High German at their worship services; and they learn English at school.
www.800padutch.com /amish.shtml   (2493 words)

 H2G2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
They estimate that about 15,000 still speak true Pennsylvania Dutch and they fear it may disappear except for enclaves of the Amish who speak it among themselves and at worship.
But the Pennsylvania Dutch influence also leads to odd words and syntax entering into everyday English, even among those who do not have German ancestry.
Most common Pennsylvania Dutch expressions are like this - broken syntax like the example above - or they might include German idioms that translate oddly into English or German words and phrases mixed into an English sentence.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/pda/A701137?s_id=2   (201 words)

 Bop's Pa. Dutch Vorld Vide Vep Paitch - Pennsylvania Dutch Buddies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
When Mel's mom snapped this picture in Denver, Pennsylvania in the Spring of 1957, who would have believed that some day it could be viewed electronically by people in their homes all over the world?
The first computer, ENIAC, had been developed eleven years earlier at the University of Pennsylvania, not far from the Pa. Dutch country.
And later in 1957 the Soviet Union would begin the space race by launching Sputnik, the first artificial satellite of the earth.
mywebpages.comcast.net /DutchieBop/vvvbuds.htm   (289 words)

 Amish lifestyle-Mennonite Amish-Pennsylvania Dutch language-crafts-clothing-food-horse drawn buggy
Since the early 1700s when they first arrived in Pennsylvania as part of William Penn’s “Holy Experiment,” the Amish have been living a simple lifestyle in accordance with their religious beliefs.
The largest group is in Holmes County, Ohio, with significant populations in Pennsylvania, northern Indiana and Iowa.
The Amish of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, are perhaps the best known because of the many tourists who visit the area and the movie, Witness, which was filmed there.
www.amish.net /lifestyle.asp   (601 words)

 Poems of Rachel Bahn 1869 First Edition PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH GERMAN POETRY ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Most of the poems are in English but ten of them appear in Pennsylvania German.
Bahn (1829-1902) was born in York County, Pennsylvania (Kruetz County).
The Penn Dutch poems tend to be more upbeat.
www.antiqnet.com /detail,poems-rachel-bahn,856987.html   (269 words)

 PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Get further details about this language from The Ethnologue and The Rosetta Project.
See also the alphabetical language list and full country list.
Another reference on countries, languages and people groups is Peoplegroups.org.
globalrecordings.net /language/3367   (88 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
(used with a pl. verb) The descendants of German and Swiss immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The dialect of High German spoken by the Pennsylvania Dutch.
The style of folk art and decorative arts developed by the Pennsylvania Dutch.
www.bartleby.com /61/80/P0168000.html   (109 words)

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This makes sense if you used to be a Smalltalk (or perhaps Forth) programmer, and I know one who started with Python and has moved to Ruby.
The Amish speak Pennsylvania Dutch (a distant dialect of German) in their homes and use High German in their church services.
So I grew up in a community where Pennsylvania Dutch was often spoken, and influenced the way english was spoken.
onestepback.org /index.cgi/Tech/Ruby/EckelOnRuby.rdoc   (447 words)

 Pennsylvania German Reader And, Pennsylvania Iron Manufacture, Pennsylvania Keystone Of, Pennsylvania Magazine Of, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Pennsylvania German Reader And, Pennsylvania Iron Manufacture, Pennsylvania Keystone Of, Pennsylvania Magazine Of, Pennsylvania Political, Pennsylvani
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Historical Comm, 1938, 8vo, Wraps, Photographs (Black & White), Good condition: cover worn, stained; corners gently bent 227pp, Volume IV.
Pennsylvania Speculator and Patriot: the Entrepreneurial John Nicholson, 1757-1800
www.riverow.com /000689.htm   (737 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch
the descendants of 17th- and 18th-century settlers in Pennsylvania from southwest Germany and Switzerland.
a dialect of High German with an admixture of English spoken mainly in eastern Pennsylvania, developed from the language of these settlers.
the folk style of applied and decorative art developed by the Pennsylvania Dutch.
www.factmonster.com /ipd/A0582763.html   (74 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch SLANGUAGE
Give mother a kiss and stay in the car
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www.slanguage.com /padutch.html   (92 words)

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