Since I started working at the Visitors Bureau, many people have asked me how to speak the Amish language. I’ve recently picked up 2 books called “How to speak Dutchified English” by Gary Gates & “Quaint Idioms & Expressions of the PA Germans” by A. Monroe Aurand, Jr. I’d like to start sharing some of the word pronounciation & expressions that are in this book with you. These are great nuggets of the Amish culture for your enjoyment!
DAIRSENT: Not allowed to. “I DAIRSENT smoke in school.”
MEPPY: Perhaps. “MEPPY I will, and MEPPY I won’t.”