Plautdietsch. A language, that Mennonites call their own. But it this claim true? "Plautdietsch was never a written language and is just slang High German"; a statement that has some Mennos almost throwing klops fleesch at each other. So what is the reality? Instead of encouraging throwing klops at those who may disagree, the Menno Tribune will be posting a feature in 12 parts, that will examine the origins of Plautdietsch and dispel some of the misconceptions around this mysterious language. Some of the facts may surprise you! Check back for part one of our new series, Everything you never knew about Plautdietsch, and were afraid to ask. (Spoiler alert: Plautdietsch was likely not spoken on Noah's ark)
In the mean time, would you like to polish up on your Plautdietsch? It's never too late to dazzle your friends with new words and old expressions! The ultimate low German dictionary ever published is still available. This amazing dictionary is the most complete reference of a language that was only used verbally for almost 500 years. Professor Jack Thiessen undertook the immense project of putting together a definitive and comprehensive dictionary to preserve this unique language. It makes a great gift for the younger generation who would like to learn and understand the spoken low German language of their parents and grandparents. It also makes a great gift for those who have forgotten many of the unique words and Plautdietsch phrases that have been used by Mennonites in the past 5 centuries. Order your copy and enjoy Plautdietsch like never before!
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