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Re: [conculture] CHAT: The centre of the temporal universe,was Translation relay
Nik Taylor wrote:
> In our timeline, Pennsylvania Dutch (Pennsylvanisch) was descended from
> a dialect of Low German.
High German, specifically Swabian.
> However, it gradually had greater and greater
> English influence until it was essentially an English dialect with
> German-like syntax, some examples are "Outen the lights" for "turn off
> the lights", and a German-influenced pronunciation, like "britch" for
That is simply the Pennsylvanisch dialect of English! There is no
direct continuity between that and P. itself.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)