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A Pennsylvania German Reader and Grammar (Keystone Books)

A PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN READER AND GRAMMAR (KEYSTONE BOOKS)

by: Earl C. Haag
Format: Hardcover

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Description

This book presents the language (Pennsylvania German, Dutch, or Deitsch) developed by the settlers brought to Pennsylvania from the Rhine Valley by William Penn. The settlers’ dialects evolved into a formal language which has been spoken and read for three centuries throughout much of Pennsylvania and more recently, in parts of the Middle and Far West, and Canada.

This book contains 13 readings—on such topics as school, house, farm, and town, as well as dates, weather, body parts, and clothing—each with the translations on facing pages and followed by vocabulary and grammatical rules. By the end of the book all major rules of grammar have been covered together with a substantial working vocabulary.

An introduction gives an overview of the language and a guide to pronunciation; an appendix presents practice patterns for the serious student; and an index leads to definitions of all vocabulary words.

Details

Product Code: 9780271003160
ISBN: 0271003162
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication Date: 1990-10-01
Number of Pages: 320 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1st
Dimension: 6.81 x 2.2 x 9.49 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.55 pounds