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    Quote Originally Posted by belvedeere
    Some of the Amish girls (and guys too I think) have wierd accents. What's the origin?
    this is because they learn "pennsylvania dutch" before English. No written language for this/spoken by the Amish

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    Cool I didnt know that.... I learn somthing new everyday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamerFish
    I lived in Lancaster County, PA for quite a few years so I think of their accents as Pennsylvania Dutch. Which is basically the Amish accent because as previously stated -- they "sprechen sie deutsch" -- doncha know now. I actually do a fairly decent Dutchy accent myself
    Okay, I'm not sure if you know this or not, but "sprechen sie deutch" is not "dutch", it's GERMAN. Deutch is "german" in German.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish fan
    this is because they learn "pennsylvania dutch" before English. No written language for this/spoken by the Amish
    That was true at one time, but not any more. They have, for instance, a translation of the Bible in PA Deitsch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missymess
    That was true at one time, but not any more. They have, for instance, a translation of the Bible in PA Deitsch.
    Actually there is no actual Bible in a PA Dutch language, only in German. They do have some biblical type books in dutch but no official Bible. If there would be then that is what I would have read growing up because it is much easier to understand than German.

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    Some of you seem to be confused. "Pennsyvania Dutch" is a bastardized phrase whose original intent is "Pennsylvania Deutsch", which is GERMAN. Once again, Deutch means German in German, and NOT Dutch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John
    Okay, I'm not sure if you know this or not, but "sprechen sie deutch" is not "dutch", it's GERMAN. Deutch is "german" in German.
    I did know that deutch means german. Pennsylvania Dutch refers to the German language that is spoken by the Amish. So, I believe I was correct in saying "sprechen sie deutch".

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    The Dutch don't even call themselves Dutch, unless they speak English. They're Nederlanders. My mother was born there.

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    I have family in Wisconsin, and they have an accent simular to Mose, but not as heavy. They are all Catholic. I thought it was just a family thing (being from the Netherlands). But I met my half sister a few years ago after not seeing her for 18 years, and she sounds the same as they do. I think it's a Wisconsin thing.
    Last edited by Gracie2770; 08-23-2004 at 05:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texicana
    I totally dig the accents
    I LOVE Randy's accent..or voice..its unique and everytime talks its totally quotable..i love it when he says whatevers on his mind...up front and straight about his opinion!

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