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!
EXCITED: 1. eiferich 2. uffgschafft. Sie is all uffgschafft iwwer der Bsuch. She is all excited about the visit.
PANCAKE: 1. Flammkuche, 2. Pannekuche